Call of Duty’s rumour mill has suddenly kicked into life with two titbits about the future of the guns, guts and glory franchise. There’s talk of a Vietnam War based Call Of Duty due this year and rumours that Infinity Ward won’t develop Modern Warfare 3.
Modern Warfare 2 was an entertainment juggernaut, creating controversy and massive sales but VG247 is claiming that developer Infinity Ward has moved onto “something completely new”. It claims a source recruits games developers.
Infinity Ward has made no statements about its next project is. Modern Warfare 2 DLC packs were announced yesterday for release this spring, initially as Xbox 360 exclusives.
If Infinity Ward does drop its association with Modern Warfare, there are strong indications that Sledgehammer Studios, a San Francisco based developer, could pick up the baton. It recently advertised for a multiplayer designer with experience of working on console and PC based shooters.
Meanwhile gaming sites are a quiver with rumours that the next instalment of the main Call of Duty series, developed by Treyarch, will be Call of Duty: Vietnam. It’s suggested that the story will focus on the story of individual members of an American platoon during the Vietnam War.
It’s thought that Call Of Duty: Vietnam will take its inspiration from war movies like Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. Last month the developer put up a job ad seeking a Call of Duty level designer able to use historical research while Activision explored licensing a soundtrack of Vietnam war era rock’n’roll last year.