Rumor: Sources claim Sledgehammer’s COD will contain Marines in space

Tuesday, 9th November 2010 16:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

marines in spaaaaaaacccceeee!!!!

Call of Duty: Black Ops isn’t even cold on the shelves in the US and UK yet and there’s already talk about Sledgehammer’s setting for the next iteration in the series, and it’s being suggested it may contain space marines.

Last week during a financial call to investors, Activision’s publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg mentioned a new Call of Duty title hitting around the back-half of 2011. Without naming Sledgehammer as the developer of the project, nor indicating what the game will entail, he did promise the game would not deviate from the first-person shooter genre.

Despite the lack of information on the title, some industry sources are telling Gamasutra the game will be set in the future and star Marines in space.

Activision’s COO Thomas Tippl has said in the past the title “will broaden the audience”, and has been called “quite unique” by Sledgehammer boss Glen Schofield.  The developers even held two different recruitment rounds to beef up staff for the title, and COD is not the only game the developer is working on for Activision either, as a press release from March stated there was an action-adventure title in the works as well.

To further emphasize the importance of the Call of Duty franchise to Activision, Tippl stated during the call to investors last week the franchise has “more development resources dedicated” to it than ever before as Activision is of the belief  there’s a “tremendous amount of appetite for Call of Duty content as well as services” and growth opportunity for the franchise has “never been stronger than what it is today”.

Whether the next iteration in the COD series contains Space Marines or not, is anyone’s guess at this point. Likely, we’ll hear more information on the title starting early next year since it’s expected by  Holiday 2011.

Until then, folks should just enjoy running around and shooting communists in Black Ops for the time being.



  1. naffgeek

    Went to my local Best Buy today (Derby..just opened) and they had a shit load of Black ops left for £29.99.

    Althought it could have something to do with Sainsbury’s selling it for £2 less next door (with £30 of shopping)

    Activision are definitely not creating false shortages with their stock, it’s frickin everywhere!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    USMC – United Space Marine Corps……

    #2 4 years ago
  3. onlineatron


    It certainly doesn’t feel like the event MW2 was. Perhaps that because the majority of my Facebook mates are in Uni and have better things to do then buy and play the game?

    Well, except the one guy who decided to post a photo of his copy.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. themadjock

    Just like Moonraker…. when you are running out of ideas take it into space

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Lol… So Killzone is not enough?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @4 LOL! Moonraker was crap.

    #6 4 years ago

    Fake guns are rubbish.

    Fake guns with lasers are even worse.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. themadjock

    Yeah Steph, see if they put in a set-peice battle with EVA suits and frickin laser beams attached to their frickin heads….

    #8 4 years ago
  9. OrbitMonkey

    Industry sources = people chatting shit.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Bald space marines you say? SOLD!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. onlineatron

    Battlefront 3 seamless earth to space combat and I’M IN!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. onlineatron

    Also… Sledgehammer?

    Ishimura cameo? :P

    #12 4 years ago
  13. KrazyKraut

    yeah the first thing that I thought when I saw the header^^

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Lazerate

    Uh this is old news mate, there was a leak of information quite a while back about the cod upcoming games such as; Modern warfare 3, Space warfare 1&2 and Future warefare 1,2 and 3 so yh this may be true.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Stephany Nunneley

    @14 Right, it has been said before, but, the more “insiders” that say it, the more it may be true. I haven’t played may COD games, so I dunno how to feel about the prospect. There’s loads of space shooters out there though already.

    #15 4 years ago

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