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.