Call of Duty is returning to 'traditional combat'

Feb 11, 2017, 00:41
Call of Duty is returning to 'traditional combat'

During its most recent earnings report, Activision said that the game didn't meet sales expectations, and that it "didn't resonate" with series fans.

"Traditional combat will once again take center stage" in 2017's Call of Duty.

Activision noted that they were aware of the lower-than-expected sales from the latest entry in the Call of Duty series - Infinite Warfare, however, they have "never been more excited creatively" for their next entry.

Generally speaking, Activision likes to officially reveal new Call of Duty games in the spring. If you would rather pick up that new Glacier White PS4, you can order the Infinite Warfare bundle through, you'll also receive this price promotion for $249. Certainly, with Battlefield 1 returning to the 20th century, it wouldn't surprise anyone to see Call of Duty return to the historical bandwagon. For every Guitar Hero III or Call of Duty: Black Ops, there's an X-Men: Destiny or Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Activision may be hesitant to return to World War II after so many war games have used it as a backdrop for their narratives. They're a proven team that's passionate about this title.

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Along comes Sledgehammer Games to drop the 2017 portion of Call of Duty. Although whatever's going on it will be Sledgehammer Games making this year's COD. This could mean an earlier setting.

We have the feeling that Activision Blizzard wasn't anticipating that backlash that came with the announcement of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in May of previous year. Although that game still has a futuristic setting, even if it's not as far future as Infinite Warfare.

CEO Eric Hirshberg added: "Last year I don't think we got that balance right". Let us know in the comment section below. In an interview with DualShockers last February 2015, Condrey shared that Sledgehammer Games is "listening closely to what fans want and ideas about how to continue... going forward" with Call of Duty 2017.