We’ve been wondering when the next round of Call of Duty rumours would make an appearance. We wondered that just yesterday in fact, and today we can say someone has answered us.
According to a YouTube user called Drift0r (watch his subscriber base shoot through the roof…), a “very legitimate” source has provided him with information regarding the game’s announcement, modes and much more.
The next game in the Call of Duty franchise will be called Call of Duty: Ghosts which will move away from the Modern Warfare brand but will still use present-day weaponry. However, the game is set in the (near) future, with a plot point which will have characters using weapons from the past. In the game, player movement will be changed, and players will be able to “dash and slide while shooting”, as well as “peek around corners and roll side-to-side while prone.”
Ghosts allegedly features dynamic loading screens (such as rappelling from a helicopter or breaking a window to enter an area) and has destructive environments in single-player (these may be implemented in multiplayer later). Spec Ops has also been replaced by a new mode.
Ghosts will reportedly only be released on next-generation consoles and PC, which fits with previous rumors that Infinity Ward is creating a next-gen Call of Duty title. According to Drift0r, Ghosts is targeting early May for its announcement.
We’ve reached out to Activision about the rumor and will update this story with any comment we receive.