Call of Duty: Ghosts was a first for Activision's famous FPS series as it featured an opening segment which was set in space. If you liked that bit - we sure did - then you'll be pleased to know that the franchise could go one better by taking place entirely in this environment.
The rumour - as reported by our pals over at Eurogamer - comes from Shinobi, a source who has leaked information in the past and has been proven correct. Eurogamer has also stated that it has independently verified the claims with other sources, and they check out. Activision has so far refused to comment, but Infinity Ward is understood to be on development duties.
If this turns out to be true, it will make the biggest departure yet seen for the million-selling series, which began life as a World War 2 shooter before moving into the modern day. Recent entries - such as Advanced Warfare and Black Ops III - have dipped a toe into the near future, boasting robot enemies and powerful exo-suits.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II was a launch game for the Nintendo Wii U and Activision also released Call of Duty: Ghosts on the console. However, the last two entries have passed the machine by. Even so, with NX's launch apparently on the horizon, there's a good chance we could see the next Call of Duty game on a Nintendo console once more.
I honestly loved the space missions in COD Ghosts, it was probably my favourite bit from an otherwise "meh" campaign. I hope to see Call of Duty back on NX. Yes it's silly, but Shiryu loves the big b00m. Shiryu needs the big b00m. (goes home and plays Black Ops 2)
Could it come to NX? Yes, Activision won't miss the chance to support a new platform if it could increase their install base for the franchise.
It'll come on NX, and the next one after that will too as long as the NX doesn't turn into another Wii U console. I think with all the hype surrounding the NX (and it hasn't even been shown yet), I can think the system will do pretty good as long as there's not a weird gimmick with it. I think nintendo will be fine with the next console.
Probably some Mars colonization plot. Those seem accessible right now
CoD honestly gets too much hate. I have BO3 on my PS4 and I play it with my friends all the time
Im sure there was a space section on previous cods?
Could it come to NX? Possibly... if the NX is similar in power to the X1 and PS4 and easy to port to. If they have to hire a special team just for optimising (and downgrading) the games for Nintendo platforms, then they probably won't bother.
If the NX is as easy to port to as the rumors suggest, then I see no reason why this won't come to NX. Also, Activision won't miss a chance to gamble on the NX, especially if it comes at a low cost. '
Also, let's not forget that at launch there is a LOT less competition in regards to other available titles. This seems likely.
Cod is always best on pc
Think I'm in the minority who buys cod for the single player campaign and couldn't care less about the multi player
Space sounds very interesting, and they could vastly mix things up in the game. COD isn't my sort of game, but hopefully those with an NX will get to enjoy this
@sarethums Ahem... You might want to re-read the first bit of the article...
Me no play.I do not want this game.
far cry went primal, battlefield supposedly going to wwi, guess cod's distinction will be outer space. they were going more and more sci-fi anyways. this is their moonraker moment.
@sandman89 I am in this, too. However it seems like they allocate developer resources accordingly.
@TheAceofMystery I liked the Modern Warfare series, I didn't care for AW or Black Ops.
@TheRealThanos yeah thats what i was referring to, that i was sure there had been that already, i don't play the cod series so wasn't 100%
Would I like it to come to nx? Yea, sure, I always want more games to play. Do I think it will? No, not a chance in hell.
According to some rumors (salt at the ready, folks) it's not only COD that will be coming (or rather, returning) to a Nintendo platform, Sony will also lose exclusivity of Destiny and the sequel to that game will come to NX, as well as quite a few other third party franchises.
Besides the obvious salt alert, it would of course be wonderful if even part of that is true, so for what it's worth, I'm keeping an eye on that one...
Hope it's true. I want Bayonetta 2 to happen again.
@TheRealThanos Destiny is not a PlayStation exclusive, as the game is also on Xbox.
@Coreyoli I know, but they had some sort of partial/timed exclusivity over Microsoft. It was a whole issue for Microsoft fans back then because of Bungie being an ex-Microsoft developer.
It was timed exclusivity of extra content/DLC:
Why does the Power Rangers in Space Theme suddenly come to mind?
GO CALL OF DUTY!
GO CALL OF DUTY!
GO CALL OF DUTY!
GO GO GO SHOOT!
GO CALL OF DUTY!
GO CALL OF DUTY!
GO CALL OF DUTY!
NAAAAAAAAAAA, IN SPACE!
@Angelic_Lapras_King you need b another "go" to REALLY get the Power Rangers theme
@Haiassai Quite. XD
I'll pass on COD unless it comes out on NX then I'll give it ago.
I don't CoD IN SPAAACE just sounds weird to me. Besides I am still enjoying Black Ops 3.
The only way they're going to snub the NX is if somehow it's STILL too weak, or just to slap Nintendo in the face and show them just how bad they want Nintendo to go away and to show what they think of Nintendo-only fans/buyers. But about the game, Space, talk about the literal first CoD premises besides some elements of 3 that have ever interested me ever.
I can't see how this won't be developed for NX.
However, it sounds appalling.
Blacks ops II was a decent game and best of its class on Wii U.
Ghosts was bad, black ops III is absolutely appalling so this venture sounds potentially even worse and at this point I am not interested.
However...... An announcement that battlefield 5 being in development for NX WITH cross format play would result in a huge smile on my face and my wallet opening for business like a lady of the night
@Angelic_Lapras_King shouldn't there be an additional "go" at the beginning of each line?
I'd probably buy A NX CoD game, bit of local FPS fun really. plus if it appears COD can gain a footing then EA will want Battlefield/Battlefront/Titanfall on there to fight against it and that will make activision want to release destiny 2
I think the NX's third party future will be decided A) Nintendo's marketing and B) by the anti "lazy porters". I get the idea "don't support lazy ports, buy 2nd hand and they'll know we want their full games" but in practice it didn't work. the publishers didn't see people wanting quality content, they saw people NOT BUYING their games. A better system would of been if the Wii U port was missing something buy it new but only when on sale or when the price dropped to match the cut content. That way the publisher gets some cash, sees there is people wanting their games on the system and if it was an organised fan thing a big spike in sales.
I definitely think this'll be coming to the NX. Now whether it'll be successful or not is dependent on if the NX releases Holiday 2016 or early/mid 2017.
@Dankykong Regardless on what you think companies wouldn't want Nintendo to go away, it's one less platform that they can make money on.
The most common reasons third parties don't like Nintendo is the underpowering of their systems and, their goofy gimmicks like the touch pad for example, which make it hard for them to design games for.
There they go, reinforcing that "globe" model again.
I wonder if the COD series went the other way. We'd probably be at Prehistoric Combat 2: Sticks and Stones right about now.
Wow, never played Ghost, is the rest of the game just as good? The intro level alone would have sold me on the game.
If NX doesn't have COD, and really all of the 3rd party support XB and PS have, it's dead on arrival.
I thought not having games like COD was part of Nintendo's appeal.
Great. So now they're rehashing to infinity and beyond.
@sarethums Did you not read the article?
@sandman89 The only good PC CoDs were COD4 and WaW for free DLC and mods. The other games really don't benefit much on PC and have a smaller user base.
The Wii U games didn't even get the DLC packs so it's clear Call of Duty isn't profitable enough on Nintendo consoles. Black Ops 2 zombies DLC would have been killer though.
@Mr_Diabolical Can confirm.
COD4 has a pretty sizable PC player base even to this day.
Hey activision if we can't have any more call of duty on Wii u how bout some Atari 2600 classics on virtual console like pitfall, stampede, kaboom!, chopper command, megamania, seaquest, enduro, barnstorming and many others!! Would love to see that!!
Not sure how interested I am in Call of Duty because after playing Titanfall navigating environments without the use of wall running just feels archaic by comparison. I tried Advanced Warfare while at a friends house and to me there is just no comparison and that is coming from someone who has probably put a thousand hours of multiplayer when combining COD 4, World at War, Modern Warfare 2, and Black Ops. The series clearly still has its fans though, I am just not one of them anymore.
If NX continues the trend of not being forced to renew an annual subscription to play online, I can see the series doing quite well on that console. PS4 going for a forced subscription model to play online almost made me bypass the console completely since I rarely play online, but enjoyed the ability to occasionally dip in and out at my leisure without wasting money.
It will help get the NX off the ground for sure, but COD has gone too far now with its gameplay, it's over complicated.
@eltomo Funny, I used to hear people complain of the opposite.
@Mr_Diabolical don't benefit? Mouse and keyboard!
@Zombo yeah thats what im talking about, im saying that im sure there was a space cod before, same as what the article is saying. Did you read the article?
@sandman89 I don't see that much of a benefit other than it makes the game easier, it plays perfectly fine with a controller.
@Dpishere Advanced Warfare in my eyes is the worst of the series, Black Ops 3 is a pretty fun and balanced entry without feeling too unfamiliar,
Controllers are rubbish for first person shooters gyroscopic is good though
@Haiassai I think you'll find I was referring to this opening...
@DESS-M-8 I think you'll find I was referring to this version of the opening.
Worst power rangers theme tune EVER!
Some of it does still have the "go go" part.
On the whole, if it's not the original theme tune it's garbage and not relevant
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