The Call of Duty series has progressed to become a futuristic sci-fi shooter, moving away from its roots as a history-based FPS. Since Advanced Warfare, the franchise has been diving further into the future, and after three games in the sci-fi settings, Activision says they will be finally going back to their roots.
This seems to come as welcome news, as Infinite Warfare caused the fans to complain a lot, mainly due to the sci-fi fatigue. Not to mention the fact that Activision’s senior vice president of investor relations Amrita Ahuja admitted in an earning’s call that Infinite Warfare “wasn’t the success we planned”. “In 2017 Activision will take Call of Duty back to its roots, and traditional combat will once again take center stage,” Ahuja said. Our guess is, traditional implies that we can say goodbye to wall running, double jumping, invisibility cloaks etc etc. Fun times, right?
This year’s Call of Duty game is being made by Sledghammer Games, the people who made Advanced Warfare. If the hints are any clue, this title could take us back to the 20th century.
— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) December 25, 2016