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Call of Duty 2017 is our 'Biggest Achievement as Game Makers', Sledgehammer

Call of Duty 2017 is our 'Biggest Achievement as Game Makers', Sledgehammer

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's space setting "didn't resonate" with fans, Activision exec Eric Hirshberg admitted to investors this evening during a just-finished financial call.

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

Activision's three-year development cycle for Call of Duty began in 2014 with Sledgehammer's Advanced Warfare, then continued with Treyarch's Black Ops 3 in 2015 and Infinity Ward's Infinite Warfare in 2016. Meanwhile Sledgehammer is looking for graphic designers and artists to complete the work on the new iteration of Call of Duty expected in 2017. Topping all of that off, Infinite Warfare was literally set in space.

It's no secret that longtime fans of the Call of Duty series are growing restless, especially with the most recent games. This effectively means Destiny 2 will be out and it won't be an expansion on the first game.

Total revenues at Activision Blizzard grew 49 per cent in the December quarter to $2.01bn, boosted by its acquisition of Candy Crush Saga maker King Digital.

Orange Alligator, aka 'Trumpagator,' Spotted in SC
According to herpetologist Josh Zalabak, the gator's skin tone is likely the result of an environmental mishap. Alligators, except those of the Gainesville, Florida variety, aren't usually a deep orange color .

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. This is somewhat odd for them, considering that they're the team that started the new era in Call of Duty games.

The decision to bring back Call of Duty back to its roots seems to be Activision's way of responding to that.

If anything, today's little tease very likely points to new information coming soon so keep it locked to COGconnected for more as we have it.

Nevertheless, fans can expect something a bit more traditional, but not necessarily sticking with a World-War II setting. Let us know what your expectations are for the franchise! "Infinite Warfare had a ton of great gameplay innovations that many of our fans appreciated and loved, but it also had a setting that didn't appeal to all of our fans".


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