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Call of Duty 2016 will have a new developer. (Representative Image)callofduty.com

"Call of Duty", the popular first-person shooter video game franchise, has a new developer in the form of Infinity Ward. The next "Call of Duty" is tentatively called "Call of Duty 2016." 

 "COD 2016. Now it's official. Can't wait to show you what we've been developing! #CallofDuty," Infinity Ward tweeted.

Infinity Ward is taking over the mantle from Treyarch who developed "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" in 2015 and previously it was Sledgehammer Games that developed "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare."

Infinity Ward's first game as a developer studio was "Call of Duty" in 2003, for PC. The studio went on to make six other "Call of Duty" games.

The studio was behind the development of "Call of Duty 2," "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare," "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," "Call of Duty: Classic," "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and the most recent one, 2013's "Call of Duty: Ghosts."

Currently, there is no information on the upcoming "Call of Duty 2016" video game and it is not known if it will be a sequel to 2013's Ghosts or a brand new "Call of Duty."

Traditionally, Activision is known to reveal the games in May and this year might not be any different. The game's first gameplay and details might be showcased at E3 2016 and Gamescom, as has been done previously.

While Infinity Ward will be hard at work, Ubisoft has revealed its intention to not produce any "Assassin's Creed" video games in 2016. It had said that it would use the time to "step back" and "re-examine" it.

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