Update, rumor has been confirmed a fake. Move along.
We did ask for this one.
So, last night I wrote up the story coming from Mp1st that the next Call of Duty is codenamed, “Blacksmith”. Today, however, we have a brand new rumor, and one that is very surprising to hear. The next Call of Duty has possibly been outed by news outlet Bubble News, a site that is apparently somewhat popular that I’ve never actually heard of. With that said, take everything you are about to read with a grain of salt, but, maybe add a little bit of hope in there as well cause World War 1 would be an exciting era to explore.
According to the tipster that provided Bubble News the details, the game will be titled Call of Duty: Patriots, and the main character of the game has the name of Smith Black. Hence the codename. The game’s main storyline will clock in around 6 hours and include two sub campaigns with some fantasy elements mixed in. The source does say the game is only being made for current-generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), which doesn’t match up with what Activision said earlier this year that the game was being developed as a cross platform title, but with the PS4 and Xbox One as the lead platforms. So, there’s your red flag.
Now, another thing of note is the high res image of the character model released just last week featured a more modern looking character. I have two theories to that. One, since the tipster does say there’s two sub campaigns and fantasy elements, there might be some switching between time periods sort of like we saw in Black Ops. Two, that character art might not even be from the actual game and was just released to throw everyone off from what Sledgehammer may or may not be actually developing. Or, as I noted earlier, this rumor could be totally erroneous and made up, but hey it’s always fun to speculate a little bit.
As per usual, there will be the full fledged multiplayer side of the title as well, but we’ll let our friends over at MP1st cover that portion of the game.
So, what do you think about this latest rumor? Personally I”d love to see a Call of Duty set in World War 1 as I find that era very interesting and could lead to some very interesting multiplayer game modes (I KNOW). Let us know what you think in the comments!