Next Call of Duty Due This Year on PC, Consoles; Takes Place in 'New Military Theater'

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The next entry in the Activision-owned wartime shooting franchise Call of Duty will take place in a "new military theater," according to Activision Publishing CEO and president Mike Griffith.

Speaking during a conference call yesterday, Griffith said that the unnamed sequel, which many unofficially refer to as Call of Duty 5, will arrive on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS later this year.

The CEO did not elaborate further on the game's setting. His comments suggest that, contrary to past reports, the title may not return to the World War II setting featured in the first three Call of Duty titles.

As pointed out by Gamasutra, no details were provided as to which studio is developing the game. Job listings have indicated that Call of Duty 3 developer Treyarch may be returning to the franchise, with speculation that series creator and Call of Duty 4 developer Infinity Ward is already working on Call of Duty 6.

From The Chatty

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    May 9, 2008 7:18 AM

    "New military theater?"

    wut.

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      May 9, 2008 7:20 AM

      It means Treyarch are taking the CoD series into a bold new area - interpretive dance.

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        May 9, 2008 7:21 AM

        fuck treyarch, after cod3, I'm going to just pass altogether on anything that comes out of their doors.

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          May 9, 2008 7:35 AM

          Same here, I wasn't all impressed with COD3, it wasn't terrible I just didn't enjoy it enough to pay the money for it. For the most part I still liked playing COD2 multiplayer then 3.

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          May 9, 2008 7:45 AM

          I thought the game was decent and I had fun playing it. Plus Treyarch was given nine months to make the game...

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            May 9, 2008 8:26 AM

            I rented it. I need to rent CoD2 since I never played it on the 360.

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          May 9, 2008 11:33 AM

          actually I thought CoD3 was pretty good. It wasn't up to the level of Infinity Wards skill but they definitely caught the pacing and flavor of the series.

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          May 9, 2008 2:40 PM

          cod3 was awesome, and the multi was epic

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      May 9, 2008 7:24 AM

      They're going to Broadway!

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      May 9, 2008 8:36 AM

      Korean War!

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      May 9, 2008 9:08 AM

      Pacific Theatre is most likely