Call of Duty 2017 Will Feature Traditional Combat

Sledgehammer Games aims to take the series back to its roots. 

While it’s still a little early for a full-blown reveal, Activision recently disclosed some interesting new details about this year’s upcoming Call of Duty game and how it will feature traditional combat.

During a recent investor’s call, Activision had this to say about the 2017 Call of Duty game:

“In 2017, Activision will take Call of Duty back to its roots, and traditional combat will once again take center stage. This is what our dedicated community of Call of Duty players and Sledgehammer Games, developing this year’s title, are the most excited about.”

The fact that Sledgehammer Games is developing this year’s Call of Duty game is no surprise given that Call of Duty titles are developed on a yearly rotating basis between three different studios. Sledgehammer’s last Call of Duty game was 2014’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, after which Treyarch released Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and Infinity Ward released Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

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Although the statement isn’t an outright confirmation, Activision’s earnings call seems to indicate that Call of Duty 2017 will veer away from the more futuristic approach of recent Call of Duty titles. If so, it could potentially feature a historic World War II setting featured in the first three Call of Duty titles. 

Meanwhile, Activision is still working hard to support the current Call of Duty lineup which includes Black Ops 3, Modern Warfare Remastered, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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