The people who helped create sci-fi horror adventure Dead Space may be taking the Call of Duty series to its final frontier, bringing the bloody war game into space and into the future.

According to a report from Gamasutra citing "industry sources," Activision studio Sledgehammer Games may be creating a Call of Duty "set in the future and feature, for lack of a better term, space Marines." The series has bounced from World War II to modern day to the Cold War era, fighting battles fictional and historically based, but never has it ventured into a science fiction based future.

Earlier this year, Activision noted that Sledgehammer would "extend the franchise into the action-adventure genre," but did not provide further specifics about that teams entry in the series.

Another Call of Duty game is planned for release late next year from an unspecified developer.


Analysis: What Lies Ahead For Call of Duty? [Gamasutra]