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Rumors: Capcom Going PSN Exclusive, CoD6 To Be Sci-Fi?

It seems that every time the weekend rolls around, the real news goes into hiding and the rumors come swirling to the surface. This is only logical as the companies that send out actual press releases aren't working on the weekend, but even so...man, these rumors can really stir up some debate.

So anyway, thanks to the latest HipHopGamerShow episode, the Internet is a-blaze with more rumors; two of which have caught our attention. The first is intriguing: it says that Capcom may permanently ally with the PlayStation Store and ignore the Xbox Live Marketplace. You may remember when Sony announced that Capcom would have its own section on the Store, so perhaps this rumor isn't entirely out of the realm of possibility. But to go PSN-exclusive would also go against Capcom's next-gen multiplatform policy, so it's hard to believe this will ever happen. Then again, if Sony has repealed their own policy of never paying for exclusive anything from third-party developers, perhaps there's a chance after all... It seems unlikely, but we'll see what we can find out.

The second rumor is that Infinity Ward, whose turn it is to develop the next Call of Duty, has decided to take the next step that started with Modern Warfare: now they want CoD6 to go sci-fi. Considering the immense popularity of CoD4, this could be a very real possibility, especially if they want to prove to Treyarch they can continue to produce superior installments. Now, Call of Duty: World at War is great, no doubt, but perhaps not quite as great as Modern Warfare. So what about a sci-fi CoD6? Well, it's just another "wait-and-see" scenario. Stay tuned for more on both rumors.

11/16/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (42 posts)

armedkiller
Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 10:13:30 PM
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COD6 gone sci-fi.... now that might be interesting, haven't picked up World at War yet though..... i'm still torn, i've read the review, it looks great, but for some reason, being on a very limited income(student/no job) I can't justifiably purchase it yet. plus there are tons of other great/appealing titles releasing in the near future esp. K2. and i still need to pick up R2 any suggestions?? and I need to save up money to buy a car....... anyone with worthwhile financial advice.... please advise.

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GoldenShadow
Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 10:24:44 PM
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I don't think that I would like Cod6 to be Sci-fi. It has been done quite a bit with many other FPS and I like how Cod4 is one of the more realistic FPS.

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N a S a H
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 6:12:27 PM

I agree with you, I don't want IW to turn CoD into lasers and plasma guns. Halo can keep that stuff >.>

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Schmitty
Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 10:32:39 PM
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i think that if IW did it it could be very good....it is quite an intriguing thought

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LightShow
Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 10:42:52 PM
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what would the weapons be? In modern warfare the weapons weren't too fantastical, but to go sci-fi? Idk...

I'd just hate to see it become a Halo clone, gameplay and weapons-wise. that would DEFINITELY marginalize the title and the balance of power would start to shift away from IW...

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 10:45:57 PM
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Capcom may bring certain things to PSN exclusively but games like SSFIIHDr will always be multiplatform.

This Infinity Ward thing is interesting. Though I believe it's just a combination of other things going on. IW is definately making the next CoD. But if you remember early this year there was talk that IW wanted to bail on CoD and start a new SciFi IP. I personally think they are working on two games, a new IP and a Modern Warfare 2. I can definitely see IW making a SciFi game, but I don't see them necessarily risking the CoD name on the idea though.

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crump602
Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 11:05:39 PM
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Capcom has already gone to far with thingz than to just support one system!!!
Would be really badass if they did!!!

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NoMoreWar
Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 11:25:05 PM
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the reason i like the CoD franchise is for their more realistic depictions of warfare. to do a sci-fi would take away from that. it seems the vast majority of fps's are already doing sci-fi anyway, so why ruin a good thing? i feel like Infinity Ward should do a Modern Warfare 2, and maybe they could actually work a little with Treyarch on it to try to bring any good ideas together from both sides. Either way there's no denying that IW's last one was sick, and the main aspect that drew me in was the fact that its more like real war these days than anything else out there.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:46:33 AM
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Don't see CoD SciFi happening, maybe ideas for 6 just seem more sci fi because they will include weaponry still in development by the military. CoD has always prided itself on being a realistic war experience.

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Scarecrow
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 1:10:55 AM
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In other places I hear Microsoft might purchase exclusive DLC for Street Fighter IV(which would be REALLY bad for me)

Anyway knowing Capcom this is a huge rumor which is hugely false too.

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armedkiller
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 1:55:42 AM
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it may not necessarily be good, but it would be interesting..... COD as a sci-fi that is.... now if they just copied halo, that'd suck... i'm not sure there's much they could go in the sci-fi direction, what hasn't been done already?

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Saber1989
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 1:55:44 AM
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I agree with 'NoMoreWar' and 'shadow', if COD it goes si fi, how does that becomes a genre in Call of Duty which deals with war, I m not really sold on it, but then again i was at first not sold on Modern Warfare and they proved me wrong!

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MetalHead09
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 2:56:00 AM
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i dont see IW doing COD as a sci fi shooter. i can see them doing a sci fi shooter all its own but i hope they do a modern warfare 2. modern warfare was THE game that got into the fps genre.

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cunningham
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 2:56:22 AM
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personally i like the past ww1 ww2 vietnam and what not and i loved modern warfare to but to go future sci fi i think that would destroy the cod franchise and woulndt appeal to me bullets for me not lasers

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 4:18:12 AM
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BLASPHEMY!!! I agree with NoMoreWar

Modern Warfare 2 would be sufficient.A polished up Modern Warfare with great maps and a SYSTEM LINK feature (not 1 player per PS3 like the first). I miss the halo parties I used to have... we linked 3 Xboxes 4v4v4 damn...those were the DAYS!



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Deleted User
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 4:31:40 AM
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Ben why are you saying maybe theres a chance? Do you want capcom to only be ps3 exclusive? That sounds very biased to me.

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FLYING_APE
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 7:02:20 AM

No he is not biased your just a blankety blank blank.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 9:35:43 AM

How does that come off the least bit biased? There's a chance it can happen, yes...it's a slim chance, but still a possibility regardless.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:06:03 PM

But it sounds like hes almost hoping

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FLYING_APE
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 7:03:37 AM
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They should just come up with a new title instead of the same old cod crap.

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MetalHead09
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 7:54:35 AM

whats wrong with calling the call of duty games call of duty?? if you change the name then it wouldnt be call of duty anymore, it would be something different. \m/ UP THE IRONS!!!!

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Zorigo
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 11:14:13 AM

cod is funny. i rememember seeing it in argos before i new what it was and laughing.

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Dingodial
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 9:43:40 AM
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*cough* Halo wanna-be *cough*

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Zorigo
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 11:12:55 AM

but IW is great, and Halo is great. mix da two and look wat u got.

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LightShow
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 5:45:06 PM

Ice cream is great, and Chili is great. The combo must be AMAZING!

right? no, doesn't always work.

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coverton341
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 10:25:35 AM
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Also the new rumour that is floating around is that Bungie has left Microsoft for developmental differences and is bringing the Halo franchise to the PS3 and suing for right to the original 3 games and having every last copy destroyed. j/k omg how pissed would everyone be

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Zorigo
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 11:13:11 AM

that would be funny

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Deleted User
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 11:09:52 AM
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man this is bull ish.. they made 50 games about ww1, ww2 and only 1 about the modern war. we are not done with the middle east yet god damnit. dont go fuccing it up now with some gay flying robots please.. at least two more! what about desert storm or the conflicts on the 80s and 90s? vietnam? wtf they need to watch some history channel and get out of space. im going to be really upset if its on some retarded alien shiit.

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Zorigo
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 11:12:14 AM

i actually agree, sci fi would be interesting but, more needs to be done on now.

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coverton341
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:00:56 PM

As cool as an 80's conflict sounds can you really imagine playing as Ronny Reagan or Mikael Gorbachav sitting behind a desk threatening to do something while the other side does the same. I mean the Cold War was probably the most uneventful drawn out war in all of history aside from the Australian/American war lol
Anyway I would actually love a Vietnam game that was as good or better than COD4

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LightShow
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 5:47:10 PM

reminds me of a particular suggestion on a spanish revo Call of Duty...

"Yes! I SHOT HIM! now let me reload..." *BANG*

your dead.

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Zorigo
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 11:11:23 AM
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as long as it isn't sh*t, i would like to see sci fi.
capcom psn exclusive, they best makes some good games

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:25:59 PM
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For the record, I'm only reporting on a rumor. I don't care one way or the other if Capcom goes PSN exclusive.

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GamerKid123
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:37:12 PM
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I don't think a sci-fi CoD will work, i reckon they should just do a more in depth modern warfare, for instance they could include a wider range of weaponry, like a mortar, or maybe even make the maps big enough for vehicles?!

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djjake
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 1:08:20 PM
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it won't go sci-fi, i read in the official playstation magazine interview that they wanted to carry the story on from 4 for a few games and that they may try something new in the future

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Arvis
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 1:18:54 PM
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I think a near-future sci-fi setting would be a welcome change for the series. No aliens or lasers, but some future-tech that we're close to having IRL now, but not quite there yet.

-Arvis

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cadpig
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 1:42:24 PM
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I don't think it would be in Capcom's interest to go exclusive with any platform at this point in time.
I'm going to reserve judgment on a sci-fi Call of Duty. Those guys are some of the best in the business. If anybody can pull it off it would be these guys.

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LightShow
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 5:48:25 PM
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oh i forgot my Monster hunter rant at capcom...

CAPCOM! GIMME SOME MH3 PS3 ACTION!!

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daizycutter
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 2:38:46 AM
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you all moaned about cod5 goin back to ww2 and it turned out good ..who cares wot era it goes to as lomg as it its good game with great graphics...there still a shortage of good games for the ps3

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Xplicit
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 6:05:01 PM
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i remember that when people found out about IW going modern a lot of people hated it and a lot of people loved it, IW have shown us what they can do with COD4 so i have faith in them and i know there going to produce a fantastic game!!!

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Naiman17
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 6:11:47 AM
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CoDWaW, havent justified itself as being the better shooter between CoD4MW. i think i will stick with my cod4 until infinity ward makes the next cod i dont really like when treyarch develops it. i prefer when IW develops it.

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mastiffchild
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 6:19:06 PM
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IW wont go futuristic on the COD franchise purely because it doesn't fit with the "Call of Duty" name-which intimates a twentieth/twenty first century army FPS to me at least. So how would it fit into a sci fi bracket? I don't see it at all. WaW, despite trying with the new co-op and zombies/vehicles still just feels like a second WW expansion pack for COD4. A massive one admittedly but I don't feel it's worth spending full price on when the gameplay is identical to COD4 just with rusty old weapons.

Anyway didn't the guy from IW say they weren't finished with the modern warfare setting the other week in OPM? Thats what I read anyway.

BTW no chance whatsoever of Capcom ever going PS exclusive-too many irons in old fires for that.

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