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Call Of Duty 5 Won't Return To WWII?

For the first time in the series, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare abandoned the trademark World War II setting...and the game ended up being the best in the franchise by a long shot. However, directly after the game's massive success, we had heard that Call of Duty 5 would be returning to that WWII theme.

This belief has been called into question, though, as according to CVG and GameSpot, Activision CEO Mike Griffith has said that the fifth installment "will take the series to a new military theater." We're not entirely sure what this means, but perhaps after the huge sales of CoD4, they don't want to head back to Nazi territory so quickly...

"We'll bring the intensity of the recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare title to a new military theatre to engage our significantly larger user base which nearly doubled last year as new users came into the franchise," said Griffith.

We're big fans of the old "if it ain't broke" adage, but at the same time, we can't deny what a change in scenery did for the series when CoD4 exploded across the world. Perhaps it would be best to keep the modern environment, and besides, don't we have enough WWII shooters by now? Oh, and one final nugget of info: Griffith confirmed that a new Bond game is in the works, and it'll use the CoD4 engine. Good call.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty 5

5/9/2008 Ben Dutka

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Friday, May 09, 2008 @ 12:19:06 PM

Amen....they could go slightly future warefare, like 2020 year. Or if they do wanna go back in time some, just go for Vietnam, that would allow for fairly modern combat as well still allow for air support as well as tank support if they are interested.

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Friday, May 09, 2008 @ 2:19:29 PM

COD4 was the first Call of Duty game I've played simply because it wasn't based in the World War era. If COD5 goes back to World War then I'm gonna pass on it. I wouldn't mind seeing a Vietnam setting though.

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Friday, May 09, 2008 @ 2:51:11 PM

Actually...The Vietnam setting isnt too shabby an idea at all...

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Friday, May 09, 2008 @ 2:51:29 PM

Heres hoping. If this is true, im back on the purchase list for CoD5.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 11:04:12 AM

Good, Really, we have had enough of WWII. Why can't they be more like Isonomic and their Resistance! Look at that sexy game! It completely took out WWII and added the... one other war(What's the war called?) Resistance I guess =/

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Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 3:01:06 PM

They should've done them in order, or at last talk to people and find out what they'd rather work with instead.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 @ 5:17:28 AM

Vietnam is only good for you americans. They could still use the gulf war

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:11:42 PM

Well the stupidest move for Activision to make would be to go back to WWII...I say go back into Cold War times just like in some of the Metal Gear Solid games...

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