Activision abandons Call of Duty: Space Warfare

Publisher's trademark for unannounced game expires, along with trademark for Call of Duty: Secret Warfare.

Activision has abandoned its trademark for Call of Duty: Space Warfare.

The publisher originally filed the trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in May 2010, but no game was ever announced.

Activision dropped its trademark for Call of Duty: Secret Warfare during summer 2011

The publisher continues to hold trademarks for Call of Duty: Future Warfare and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, though no products attached to those names have been announced.

An Activision representative was not immediately available to comment.

The next entry in the series is this fall's Call of Duty: Ghosts, which will be available for current- and next-generations consoles, as well as PC.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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234 comments
Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

Would've quite liked a space warfare game...

Dieofnv
Dieofnv

How about COD: ASSWOTF 

Call Of Duty Advance Secret Space Warfare Of The Modern Future.

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

advanced warfare space warfare modern warfare, they are going to run out of words to put before warfare

DoUbLeZzMk2
DoUbLeZzMk2

The name space warfare maid me think of the game vanquish!!! Man i wish there would be a number 2 of this game in the future!!! would

Garm31
Garm31

No loss to the gaming industry. These scumbags are the reason why there is no room for creativity and innovation.

19James89
19James89

I think a Space warfare type game would be really good. I really enjoyed Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine and the online is pretty good except the small annoyance that hardly anyone plays it.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

We Want Call Of Duty World War 2 Back for Next-Generation!

playniko69
playniko69

Call Of Duty: Warfare Warfare

Trust me, it's coming.

sgt_F79
sgt_F79

#1: Lets do SPACE!, something innovating!

#2: Nah too much work, we aren't talented enough.

#1:..dogs?.

#2: Yes yes!, now THAT'S innovation!

#1: i hate you...

#2: that's why you love us.

19James89
19James89

I've just watched some Battlefield 4 gameplay footage and that totally blows Call of Duty out of the water. It will be a travesty for the generic FPS format if Battlefield 4 is outsold by Ghosts.

steelmouth
steelmouth

NO I was so looking forward to those two games, fingers crossed they come back

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

I hope they don't abandon the action-adventure idea. That actually sounds pretty interesting. A nice change. Something Bourne Conspiracy-style would be great. I always wanted to play another game like that one.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Because Activision bought Bungie, and now they have Destiny.

Right, my little friends?

SexyJazzCat
SexyJazzCat

Clearly space warfare was far too ambitious for Activision. They have a reputation of being stagnant to keep.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

cod space warfare lol, what a terrible idea that was and what a terrible game it would have been. same old unrealistic gameplay and unrealistic shooting mechanics combined with people low grav flying all over the place, that sounds like pure frustration if you ask me. oh and whoever buys cod ghosts next gen is an idiot, battlefield 4 clearly is 10 times better.

DeFiLeDTitan
DeFiLeDTitan

lol, any time a franchise goes on long enough, it's bound to go into space. Jason X anybody?

netter99
netter99

I really hope they are not still making call of duty in 10 years but would not be surprised if they are

hadlee73
hadlee73

Secret Warfare... isn't that what Obama and Putin do when they are sitting next to each other? It certainly looks like a war as to who can look more uncomfortable.

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

I bet people who are hating play like that.

ztron370
ztron370

I will always rent the cod franchise.

Joseph_2_0_0_5
Joseph_2_0_0_5

LoooooooL  they can`t they wanna killing us  no ?  :))))))))  first take care about poor COD GHOSTS please !

zerooo0
zerooo0

I think Titanfall was SpaceWarfare.

Old IW developers did used to say they always wanted to make a Sci Fy FPS.

Sorciere_basic
Sorciere_basic

CoD Team: "How are we going to put dogs in space?"

Some guy off the street who made a mod once: "Shit, that might take some real work, scrap it!"

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

For many people loving FPS genre, COD is a must pass.  Once X guy played one or two titles of it, he ask himself : "why the fuck am I playing that dumb?

Then he moves to Battlefield, Bioshock, Crysis or wathever else.

Hammershock6
Hammershock6

They probably realised the game had too much innovation,  and it was too much for the COD fans who want the same processed crap every release.

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

"You see that spaceship? We're gonna take it."

thezenhu
thezenhu

A word of advice activision.....  Cancel Fuckin COD all together!!!   The friggin franchise went to shit after you fired Zampella and West... COD is for immature, parent-manipulating 8-year olds!!  But I guess this is your new target audience...

Inlex
Inlex

@Wahab_MinSeo No we don't. "WE" want something new, not barfed up world war II all over again!

telmor84
telmor84

@SexyJazzCat would've been fun in space, but if the jazz cat sexy buys ghosts, there will be hell to pay :)

Eedeeats
Eedeeats

@Aaronp2k i really don't understand what your problem is with cod and/or poeple who buy cod. will battlefield 4 have splitscreen multiplayer? i don't think so. not every gamer is sitting home alone in front of a pc. some people enjoy to play their games with their friends sitting next to each other (without having a lan party). cod is (to me) like mario kart. you can just pick up a controller and just play - even the lesser skilled gamers. its easy and its fun. and why do you feel the need to defend bf4 like its some family member of yours. you enjoy battlefield? thats cool - i am happy for you. you prefer bf over cod? thats cool, too. but why are people idiots for not agreeing with you? "blahblahblah battlefield 4 clearly is 10 times better"...so what?

reborn007
reborn007

@Aaronp2k i'm getting both...but if you can only afford one I see why you would resort to name calling....=/

Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

@hadlee73 Why would they be uncomfortable, they are both evil communist shitbags who hate America and who are trying to create an America-free new world order.

Gamer-Geek
Gamer-Geek

@KumaTenshi29  

It's not even a slow news day... They probably had that one stored for all this time and accidentally released it too soon.

roman4545
roman4545

@thezenhu right.... cancel COD when they are making millions of profit in a game. Do they really care if the franchise is shit or dead.... 

like Activision would listen to you...

thezenhu
thezenhu

@roman4545 @thezenhu Sorry COD fanboy, this is my opinion on their formula, if it hurts your feelings get a band-aid for the pain.

Ryozo
Ryozo

@quakke This begs the questions of when and why did full regeneration become a standard - instead of an unlockable you have to earn - even in games whose lore doesn't support it?


Interestingly, while Just Cause 2 aspires to being an over-the-top summer-action-movie experience, it actually eschews full regeneration - what happens is partial regeneration, with use of a medical pack being necessary for full healing.  The exact thresholds escape me, but it's a similar system to Resistance: Fall of Man (therein, due to events explained in the lore, you gain early on the ability to regenerate health up to the nearest quartile).

quakke
quakke

@roman4545 

Like i have responded you earlier, I WILL NOT QUIT GAMING BECAUSE OF SOME TEMPORARY FAD CALLED CALL OF DUTY.

Sorry for the caps but i just had to emphasize my point.

FEAR was nothing like CoD. If you really have been gaming since 1993 which i have also, then you really know that Monolith made Blood 1&2, NOLF 1&2 and FEAR (also by Monolith) had inspiration from both of those two series. Not CoD. FEAR does not have any of those things. No health regen, no ads, no 2 weapon limit, no sprintburst that disable gunplay..

I have nothing against old Delta Force series (actually liked Black Hawk Down) or Rainbow Six. However Rainbow Six Vegas included the CoD gameplay. RS3 Raven Shield was good.

Pariah was ok. It was something else. Bioshock was not really my thing but it still is good.

However. Bioshock came in 2007. CoD 1 came in 2003 and CoD 2 2005. So yeah, you can't compare them.

AAA FPS games of 2003-2006 are DooM 3, Half-Life 2, FEAR, Condemned, Call of Duty 2..

I'm okay with games being accessible but if even on the hardest difficulty the game has every helping feature such as health regen, then something is wrong.

Online play i can't talk since something like CoD would be lame for me because the health regen makes it so easy. Atleast there is CS:GO for some challenging online experience.

roman4545
roman4545

I dont get it ? its literally you dont get it...what you dont get it is that you dont even understand.... nowadays developer are using each other ideas to improve alot more their games especially for their next-gen games. 

I dint play Halo ? please... what games i dint play since 1993... play or experience i have officially been there... Why dont you play S.W.A.T. and maybe you will finally understand what im talking about.

You really want to test my ability on gaming knowledge ? back in 2005.. you dont even know FEAR.. that game literally copy COD and add sooo much scary and horror elements.. and guess what.. a huge success and that because of what ? (go figure)...  How about Bioshock ? Delta Force ? Pariah ? Rainbow Six ? Dont you dare say these arent triple A games back then... because they are instead of COD 2 or 3

 You need to get over it... next gen games may or may not include health gen cause they want to appeal more players, more accessible games to everyone.. NOT EVERYONE IS A HARDCORE PLAYER LIKE YOU... this is all includes those sprint, iron sight whatever...  to be include in the future games like it or not.. so you better deal with it or simply QUIT GAMING.

quakke
quakke

@roman4545  

You just don't get it, do you?

Go back to 2005. How many games you find where there were sprintburst that disabled gunfiring? Call of Duty 1 and 2. Those were pretty much the only AAA games.

Gears is the one along Modern Warfare to start this shitcoated gameplay we now have had for some years.

FC3 (2012) ofcourse it has ads because everygame in last few years has forced them in. Blood Dragon was atleast made more like classic FPS.

Did you ever play original Halo? Bet you didn't. Halo 1 had regen shield and non regen health. Halo 2 had regen health but atleast Master Chief's suit explains the regen. CoD has military west. Doesn't exactly protect you when you get hit by an RPG. Yet in CoD you just go regenerate..

Portal 2? Portal 2 is not even an FPS. Portal series is FirstPerson Puzzle game. You're supposed to have the portal gun only.

Minecraft is not in the same league as FPS. Minecraft is an openworld thing. Not a plotted FPS.

Mirror's Edge was something new. It is an FirstPerson Freerunning game (heavily parkour inspired). ME has only FPS elements in it. The gunplay in ME is not exactly the best because it has been designed around running and jumping in the enviroment.

Skyrim is an RPG with FirstPerson View. Same as Fallout is not an FPS but an RPG with FirstPerson View and some shooting elements in it.

roman4545
roman4545

@quakke want me the break down your sentence ?

covershoot = gears of war is that call of duty too ? 

 aim down sights = far cry 3 is that call of duty too ?

health regen = halo is that call of duty too ?

weapon limit ??? dead island ?? portal 2 ??

very same weapon with no difference... does minecraft count too ?

sprint burst = mirrors edge is that call of duty too ?

perhaps all these.. Skyrim is also call of duty...

Look, all these games they just borrows their ideas from Call of Duty... just because it plays like Call Of Duty doesnt mean is Call Of Duty... look at Darksiders where they borrow from ? Devil May Cry ?? God Of War ??? same thing just different idea of play.

Want more ?

quakke
quakke

@roman4545 @quakke  

Adding stuff like chesthigh walls everywhere so you'll be able to "covershoot", aim down sights, health regen, weapon limit, very same weapons with no signifant difference, sprintburst so you cant run and shoot, qte's.. that is Call of Duty in a nutshell.

Quake II has massive levels with exploring ability, every weapon is unique, enemies are unique and actually take/give different amount of damage and there is no need to only covershoot. If you want, you can covershoot in Quake but atleast it gives you other options also. Health regen does not give any other options b/c you take few hits and you're crying for cover b/c otherwise you'll die.

Maybe realistic, but games should not be about realism but about fun. Because games are more about "escaping in to fantasy" than having to ability to do something that i can do in reality. We not just have friggin kitchen simulator then? It's so fun to cook stuff so why can't i have a cooking game? Yeah, not fun, that's why.

roman4545
roman4545

@quakke what ? adding a supernatural abilities in FPS like Singularity or Wolfenstein is COD ???

But look at Quake... same thing no ? how about saying Dead Island is also COD or Halo or Destiny or Minecraft ???

quakke
quakke

@roman4545 @thezenhu  

Pretty definite you're a CoD fan because you once said you liked games like Wolfenstein 09 and Singularity. Those games are CoD.

Real FPS is something like Blood or Quake II.

roman4545
roman4545

@thezenhu oh so now if I mentioned COD im a automatically a fanboy ? wow you must be really damn shit smart.

Hurt my feeling ? more like it hurts your feeling because they making a game and you being pissed about it ?? How about you STFU and dont play the game dumbass