Call of Duty is arguably one of the most popular game franchises of the 21st century for PC, PlayStation and Xbox, which regularly see’s excited gamers queuing up outside high street stores for midnight launches all around the world. With Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 being so popular, the world is looking forward to the next addition to the Call of Duty series. Here, we discuss all rumours concerning the upcoming Call of Duty game, including gameplay and release date rumours along with Activision’s announcement that Infinity Ward is to develop this year’s game. Read next: Most anticipated games of 2016

Call of Duty gameplay rumours: What will the next Call of Duty game involve? Will it be Ghosts 2 or Modern Warfare 4?

At an earnings report in February 2016, Activision announced that a new Call of Duty game is in development for this year and that Infinity Ward will be behind the wheel. Ubisoft employs a three-year rotation between its development studios with the Call of Duty franchise, which helps to keep things fresh and interesting. Last year’s Black Ops 3 was developed by Treyarch, and 2014’s Advanced Warfare was developed by Sledgehammer Games.

Infinity Ward is most famous for developing the Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series’ which leads us to believe that the next game in the Call of Duty series will be a sequel to one of those games. Call of Duty: Ghosts wasn’t hugely popular when compared to other Call of Duty games, which suggests that the developers may be working on a sequel to the Modern Warfare series, one of the most infamous series out of all Call of Duty games, or something completely different. Either way, Activision described the upcoming title as “innovative” so we’re looking forward to this year’s Call of Duty game.

There isn’t much else online with regards to rumours or leaks, but check back soon as we’ll be updating this section with new information as soon as we receive it.

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Call of Duty UK release date rumours: When will the next Call of Duty be released?

Call of Duty has a fairly regular release date cycle, with Activision usually releasing Call of Duty games on a yearly basis and almost always in November (perfect for the run up to Christmas). Although we’re still a way away from hearing an official release date from Activision, based on previous releases we suspect that the next Call of Duty game will be released at the end of 2016, around mid-November.

As with the gameplay rumours, we’ll be updating this section with more information as and when we receive it.

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