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This year’s Call Of Duty will sport an open world story mode developed by Raven Software, according to a new report.
While Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has only been out for a few months, there’s already multiple leaks about the next instalment set to be released this autumn.
It’s been rumoured for some time that next year’s entry will be a Black Ops game developed by Treyarch, thanks to an Activision leak last year, with recent rumours suggesting it will be set in the 1990s during the Gulf War.
A new report claims to shed further light on the campaign, which is described as being ‘open world’ on a map ‘more akin to Far Cry’ than previous Call Of Duty games.
Supposedly, you’ll be able to move around in vehicles or via a fast travel system on the map, suggesting it will be of significant scale. It’s also claimed that some linear missions will be ‘integrated’ into the design, although it’s unclear how.
The last entry, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, attempted a less linear design with Open World Missions, which reused the map from Warzone. It’s claimed, however, Black Ops Gulf War’s campaign has been ‘built from the ground up’ and won’t reuse prior assets.
The campaign is said to be developed by Raven Software, with the multiplayer and zombie portions spearheaded by Treyarch – in a similar vein to how they collaborated on 2020’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
According to Insider Gaming, the campaign will also feature the return of Black Ops characters including Russell Adler, who will be a part of your team.
This open world approach might be the template moving forward too, with the same sources claiming Call Of Duty 2025, codenamed Saturn, will adopt a similar style for the campaign and have a map with ‘several different biomes/locations’. It’s noted, however, that this could change as it’s still in early development.
None of these details have been confirmed but it certainly makes some logical sense following Modern Warfare 3’s ‘open world’ experiments, even if they were negatively received. With a fresh setting and a stronger lean towards the Far Cry mould, however, it might give the campaign a much-needed shot in the arm.
Although Call Of Duty information always leaks out ahead of time this year there’s been alleged details of the next four games, all the way up to 2027. It’ll take a long while to see how accurate all the details are but the consensus certainly seems to be that this year’s game is set during the Gulf War.
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