Call of Duty 5 to be set in the Pacific?

Written by Joe Martin

December 11, 2007 // 11:57 a.m.

Tags: #call-of-duty #cod #honor #infinity-ward #medal-of-honour #pacific #treyarch

Rumours have been circulating for a few days now that Call of Duty 5 is in development at Treyarch and that it'll returning to a World War II setting. Those rumours, while still officially unconfirmed, are looking to be more and more certain by the moment.

The boys over at Kotaku have kept their ears close to the ground on this one and have been rewarded for their vigilance by the words of an anonymous inside source.

The tipster has confirmed that Call of Duty 5 is definitely in development at Treyarch. The game has doubtlessly been planned for a while and is listed in a series of Vivendis corporate documents, alongside Guitar Hero IV and new James Bond and Tony Hawk games. What hasn't been confirmed though is what setting Call of Duty 5 will feature and who will be developing it.

The Kotaku insider however has revealed that the game will eschew the modern setting of Call of Duty 4 to return to the original World War II setting. The insider has also said that the game will be set in Pacific theatre of war - a much under-used locale for shooters.

Personally, we find the whole return to WWII thing a little bit disappointing. Call of Duty 4 has only been out a little while and bowled us over with awesomeness, so taking a step back like this is a bit of a letdown.

Maybe it's just us though - what do you think? Could another WWII game be good for the franchise, or is it just another nail in the coffin? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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