In space, no one can hear you hope for an NX release

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.