Activision says new Call of Duty will bring back "Traditional Combat"

The now unnamed title is being developed by Sledgehammer Games and the CEO has apparently "never been more excited creatively or commercially about our three-year Call of Duty slate". However, sales underperformed our expectations, and it's clear that for a portion of our audience, the space setting just didn't resonate.

Call of Duty 2017 will be a return of the game to its original roots.

The latest version of Call of Duty was a bust, but Activision Blizzard made up for it in other ways. For the last six years, the new Call of Duty release date arrived in November. This is music to the ears of gamers that were incredibly disappointed to what Infinite Warfare brought to the table. Lots of the negative reception of the game was angled toward the series' continued trip down the rabbit hole of rapid technology expansion, which culminated in the game literally traveling to space.

Thanks mostly to Blizzard and the incredibly popular Overwatch, Activision surged to its strongest year ever in 2016.

Also, Activision annoucned that they are going to be taking CoD back "to its roots in 2017" but it's unclear as to what this actually means. Hopefully both Destiny 2 and Call of Duty 2017 are spread out. It stands to reason that this year's game-which was greenlit more than two years ago-will feature a classic or modern-day setting, but that remains to be seen.

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said that "we've never been more excited creatively or commercially about our three-year Call of Duty slate". This will give players the chance to pick up a new PS4 Slim with a 500GB HDD that also comes with a free game packed-in. The first Call of Duty title that Sledgehammer worked on was Modern Warfare 3, which had a near-future setting in line with the rest of the Modern Warfare titles. Sledgehammer Games produced the game as its second Call of Duty game. It seems that Infinite Warfare's jump to full-blown Sci-Fi was a step too far, resulting in a low point for the series in terms of sales.

We already know that the gameplay will take us back to the roots of call of duty.


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