Call of Duty 4 was top notch because it was developed by series originators Infinity Ward, so it's pleasing to know that it'll be returning to them in 2009 for its sixth installment. This was confirmed by Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith at yesterday's Activision Blizzard Analyst Day. No other details yet, although the rumour-mill suggests that the theme might be sci-fi war. I'm not so sure this has anything to do with the COD series: why break a winning formula? I think there's a whole lot left in the contemporary combat theme.
That exciting-sounding Acti-Blizz Analyst Day was covered in detail over on VG247.