The Call of Duty franchise may soon be headed to space, if the recently registered domain names are any indication. Gamespot is reporting that Activision has registered the web domains for Call of Duty: Future Warfare, Space Warfare, and Advanced Warfare, as well as possible sequels for each, such as callofdutyspacewarfare2.com, and so on.
Publishers and most businesses frequently lock down several possible domain names, even if there is no more than a miniscule chance they will use them, but it does seem to suggest that an upcoming Call of Duty game will be set in the future.
Interestingly enough, Kotaku posted today that Raven Software, the team behind the sci-fi game Singularity, as well as the latest Wolfenstein game and Quake 4, have been pulled off of two existing projects by Activision, and are being reassigned to an upcoming Call of Duty game. If this is true, Raven might be lending a hand to the depleted Infinity Ward group that is working on the next Modern Warfare, or it may suggest that the next game after Modern Warfare 3 will feature a futuristic setting, which would fit perfectly with Raven’s background.
The next game up for Call of Duty is Call of Duty: Black Ops, which will be set in during the Cold War. Assuming Activision sticks to the one new Call of Duty game per year strategy as they for the last seven years, we should see Modern Warfare 3 next November.