Rumor: New Call of Duty may be Infinite Warfare; announcement could hit next week

Alleged leaked retail list and PlayStation Store entry shows a reveal may be coming May 3.

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Update: A new post on NeoGAF shows an entry in the PlayStation Store for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, apropos given the developer. Activision is keeping mum at the moment, but things are getting curiouser and curiouser.

Original Story: The timing is about right for a new Call of Duty game, and as if on cue, an image has shown up that says that an announcement for the next game in the franchise should be unveiled next week.

The image, which was tweeted by internet personality Jim Sterling (via NeoGAF), supposedly shows a retail sheet planning in-store displays. In this case the new Call of Duty game will replace old Star Fox Zero displays, and should happen next Tuesday, May 3.

While this could indeed be accurate, this is far from a certainty. There is no branding on the sheet to show the retailer, the misspelling of the word "reveal," and don't most retailers know in advance what the game is so the materials can be posted in the store on time? Granted, we don't even know when this was dated, but it is sketchy enough to keep us from calling it a slam dunk certainty.

That said, Activision has been pretty regular with its Call of Duty reveals. Black Ops 3 was incredibly successful after being hinted at last April. And Activision has also said that the new Call of Duty would be coming this holiday season from developer Infinity Ward instead of Treyarch, which means a reveal will probably come before E3 so the hype can begin. Rumors have the game having a sci-fi space theme instead of the traditional land-based battles.

So, draw your own conclusions. Maybe Activision will surprise us and announce something before next Tuesday,

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    April 26, 2016 8:32 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Rumor: New Call of Duty announcement may hit next week

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      April 26, 2016 8:33 AM

      WW2 or GTFO.

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        April 26, 2016 8:49 AM

        CoD: Ancient Warfare

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        April 26, 2016 8:51 AM

        my buddy was telling me last night that the current rumor is ... its in space? It "makes Black Ops 3 look like the stone age."

        Both of those things sound terrible to me. Honestly at this point I just want the COD:MW collection. Best of all the maps, guns, perks, killstreaks, remastered old assets, just pure COD without bullshit fast movement mechanics.

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        April 26, 2016 9:39 AM

        I totally agree. WW2, if not, some other historical war setting. But please no more modern/futuristic warfare or zombies or super soldiers or jet packs. Just reboot the series and return it to its roots.

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        April 26, 2016 10:46 AM

        I still prefer modern warfare. Ww2 has been done to death.

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          April 26, 2016 11:01 AM

          I'm willing to bet there have been more "modern warfare" games then ww2 shooters

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            April 26, 2016 11:16 AM

            Seriously modern/futuristic has been done to death. It would be nice to see Battlefield and Call of Duty return to the era. At least because the hardware now would allow for developers to go big with it.

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          April 26, 2016 3:33 PM

          There are more way, way more modern/future versions of COD and its ilk than WW2.

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          April 26, 2016 4:51 PM

          Yes THIS. Everybody asking for WWII, were you guys too young to be gaming during the WWII bonanza of the early-mid 2000s? Here is a list of some of them (includes some expansion packs), spanning a timeline that covers 1999 to 2008:

          Battlefield 1942
          Medal of Honor
          Medal of Honor: Underground
          Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
          Medal of Honor: Frontline
          Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead
          Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Breakthrough
          Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
          Medal of Honor: Infiltrator
          Medal of Honor: European Assault
          Medal of Honor: Heroes
          Medal of Honor: Vanguard
          Medal of Honor: Airborne
          Medal of Honor: Heroes 2
          Call of Duty
          Call of Duty: Finest Hour
          Call of Duty 2
          Call of Duty 3
          Call of Duty: World at War

          It was so bad, it got to a point where professional game critics were giving games set in WWII points off merely for their setting.

          But if you really want a WWII game, don't let me stop you. Pick up one of the great hits from this list of the 136 games set in WWII. You fucks.

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            April 26, 2016 4:57 PM

            I think what people are wanting is a WW2 game done with a modern graphics engine powering it.

            At least that's what I would want. I do remember those years it was really bad. Market was would over saturated, totally right on there.

            Latest frostbite engine, 4k, ultra settings WW 2 would be epic

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            April 26, 2016 5:01 PM

            No,
            In fact, I'm not too young. I grew up during that era, and played hundreds of hours of MoH:AA. Those were better games than any of the new COD's, which have been going downhill since the original Modern Warfare.

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            April 26, 2016 5:03 PM

            Now list off every single FPS since WaW

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            April 26, 2016 5:03 PM

            Your list makes me want to play Allied Assault again.

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            April 26, 2016 5:12 PM

            WW2 games are fucking rad

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            April 26, 2016 6:08 PM

            Allied Assault was THE FUCKING SHIT

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            April 26, 2016 6:30 PM

            That's great and all, but it would be nice to have a more modern game both in visuals and mechanics in that setting. Just because they over saturated the market 15 years ago doesn't mean they can't have a game or two now. Hell, I bet most people here maybe played 2 or 3 of those games in your list, so it really has no serious relevance here.

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            April 26, 2016 6:46 PM

            I was there for all of that. But it's been long enough, time to bring it all back. WWII was an awesome setting for games for a reason.

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      April 26, 2016 9:21 AM

      The story has been updated that it may be called Infinite Warfare

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      April 26, 2016 2:43 PM

      Sheer GENIUS! :D