Call of Duty is Returning 'Back To Its Roots'
During Activision's fourth quarter earnings call yesterday, the company announced that Call of Duty would be "returning back to its roots" in 2017.
This year is Sledgehammer Games' turn at the helm to release a new Call of Duty, and Activision promises that classic Call of Duty gameplay will take the stage this time. CEO Eric Hirshberg admitted that last Fall's Infinite Warfare did not meet sales projections and "didn't resonate" with fans. Despite Infinite Warfare still being 2016's best selling game in the United States, the franchises numbers did drop off, and fan reception was lower than usual.
Hirshberg did reinforce the franchise's future by mentioning, "we've never been more excited creatively or commercially about our three-year Call of Duty slate."
The Call of Duty bullets on the slide above mention that the 2017 entry will take the series "back to its roots." Whether this means that the series will based in a modern or World War II setting is unclear, we expect to see modern. Still, after EA's success with Battlefield 1 last year, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Call of Duty series soon make a return to form.
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