It’s not super-surprising that there’s a new Call of Duty on the way. It’ll be officially announced on May 5th (US time), and it’s the first one from Sledgehammer Games. What is surprising about this one is the fact it looks like it’s taking a rather different approach.
Activision has released a brand new teaser for the upcoming (untitled) game – part video game marketing, part informative documentary – which focusses on Private Military Contractors (PMCs) and the fact that these days, war is Big Business.
This should be the first Call of Duty title from Sledgehammer Games, named as the third CoD developer earlier this year. We’d been told it would be the next in the Modern Warfare franchise, which isn’t necessarily ruled out by today’s video, but it does suggest we could be looking at something other than the typical “USA vs Terrorists”.
The “new era” of Call of Duty will be revealed on May 4th, US time – AU/NZ gamers, pay attention on Monday.