Update: We now know this rumor is not true, as is sometimes the case with rumors. We try to only publish the most credible rumors, but sometimes false ones will get through. We never ever publish rumors as fact, and will always try to confirm or debunk any we cover on Softonic. The original story is below.
Around a year ago, we head the first rumors about Call of Duty: Ghosts, and now we hear that 2014’s CoD might be called ‘Blacksmith‘. The next Call of Duty is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, and we expect more announcements about it in May, as we approach the E3 games conference.
In recent years, Activision has begun to officially tease Call of Duty games in May. Last year there was an interactive mosaic website that revealed the Ghosts skull logo, so we expect to see something similar in the next few days. The first image from the game was published last week, a close up of a character model, that revealed the impressive detail of the graphics in the next CoD, but little else.
A previous rumor suggested the next Call of Duty might be ‘Modern Warfare 4.’
‘Blacksmith’ could be a codename for the next Call of Duty, or it might be the final title. Either way, more important for the series is whether this Call of Duty can catch up DICE’s Battlefield in terms of graphics. Call of Duty’s game engine is old, and shows its age when compared to Battlefield 4. Had that game not had such a disastrous online launch, Call of Duty might not be the top dog in the FPS (first person shooter) world any more. EA will not make the same mistakes with any Battlefield game this year, so Call of Duty needs to impress in 2014.
This year’s Call of Duty will be released on PC and consoles in Fall 2014.