Teaser for next Call of Duty game released, reveal slated for Sunday

Activision has released a teaser trailer for the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, with the game's unveiling scheduled for Sunday.

The teaser trailer, seen above, focuses on private military contractors, which will be the focus of the next Call of Duty game. A screenshot revealed by Game Informer indicates the game will likely have a somewhat sci-fi setting, which would fall in line with the franchise's recent entries. In the screenshot, soldiers can be seen wearing futuristic armor. The next Call of Duty will be previewed in Game Informer's next issue, though the magazine will unveil the issue's cover and first details on the game at noon Sunday.

Sledgehammer Games will be developing the new Call of Duty, a departure from Activision's previous two-studio system, which saw developers Treyarch and Infinity Ward alternating installments in the franchise on a yearly basis. The new developer could help revitalize a franchise that's seen criticism from reviewers for becoming stale, with steadily declining scores.

"Call of Duty: Ghosts," the most recent installment in the franchise, has a Metacritic aggregate review score of 78 just the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The previous installment, "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," earned an aggregate review score of 83 on Metacritic for its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The franchise's best reviewed game, "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare," received an aggregate score of 94 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it was released in 2007.

Source: YouTube, Game Informer | Image via Game Informer

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Call of Duty, and COD2 on the PC when they came out were superb games. Loved being up still at 3-4am with other guys from work on teamspeak also running around Carentan and the like, and thinking "####, I gotta be up for work in 2 hours".
Fast forward to today.......... yawn, another COD.
How about the American Civil War, or even some cowboys and indians or something.
Whatever, just something different rather than the tired modern Craig Fairbrass nonsense that corrupt 13-year old minds these days.

It would be so awesome if it was revealed Hideo Kojima was the one coming up with the plot..., except it would be way too complicated.

Imagine aiming the crosshair and when you are about to press that left-mouse click, you'd then have to sit on 10 minutes of cutscene talking about politics and philosophy :D

Sledgehamer Games is not a "newcomer" to the series. The co-developed Modern Warfare 3 when Infinity Ward was going through their implosion and mass exodus.

JoseyWales said,
cod-5, March of the New World Order..

Might as well use a good conspiracy theory for it.. :)

COD 5 Rise of JoseyWales :D

There are some pretty interesting places that COD could go here, story-wise. They should probably look at Spec Ops: The Line for themes and concepts. Even though The Line was mostly Army-based in its exploration of morality in the face of war, there's even more you can explore with morality in warfare when looking at it from the PMC standpoint. Let's hope this COD actually has a good story, even though I'm apprehensive about it.

I'm a little bit more optimistic about CoD's story this time. They could've done a lot in this topic, there's a lot to say about PMCs and I would love to see if the hit the sweetspot for the campaign. Plus, a new studio is making it, let's see what they have up their sleaves.

lets hope this one has better story than COD Ghosts, the worst in COD series, both MW and Black Ops series had a good plot with interesting characters like Price,Soap,Hudson,etc.

This might be ghosts 2 :|

I thought call of duty ghosts was amazing(MP). id say at least 3/4 of my gaming time is devoted to it.

All right, gentlemen, we need ideas for the new Call of Duty game.
- International Russian terrorists threaten US, the world, with illegally obtained mass destruction weapons
- Knight helmet

I'm still in therapy for the hate I dealt myself for buying CoD Modern Warfare 2 for PC. It is the worst game I have ever bought.

Hell, I think Limbo of the Lost would have been a better investment.