The stories are largely irrelevant though, you don't really play BK for its story. I'm mostly talking about stuff like The Last of Us, Uncharted, or Final Fantasy that I just can't stomach, where you're really only playing for the narrative.
And yes, this new CoD looks like garbage to me. CoD should never stray from an authentic shooter backdrop. That authenticity is why I enjoyed CoD4 so much. Any CoD in the future is straying from what I feel its strengths are. I don't see how you can be excited for something like this after Advanced Warfare, BO 2, and BO 3. It's not that I hate the idea of a sci fi shooter, I am VERY much looking forward to Titanfall 2. The problem with CoD is that they think they can just take a new setting like space or a new mechanic like wall-running or boost jumping and just add it into the game without changing anything. They do not adjust the hitboxes, the player speed, the player health/TTK, the aiming/shooting mechanics, and they barely change up the map design to accommodate the changes. They just keep using the decade old engine with the exact same physics that make the games feel like trash. I understand that they are trying to move away from authenticity because they know they can't compete with Battlefield, but if I want an arcadey sci fi shooter CoD is the last thing that comes to mind as excelling on that front. I don't know how you can be excited for CoD just changing its setting and nothing else. The "space" segments are going to be just like underwater segments in BO 3: pointless filler just to tick checkboxes.