It’s no secret that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was met without enthusiasm by fans and critics of the franchise. It was also acknowledged by Activision that Infinite Warfare did not sell ‘as expected’.
In light of this news Activision’s CEO, Eric Hirshberg, announced that in 2017 Call of Duty will be going ‘back to its roots’, reinforced by Activision’s COO Thomas Tippl stating that ‘traditional combat will once again take center stage’.
This is great news for fans of the franchise as the approval rating of Call of Duty games has been steadily declining. Black Ops II featured some slightly technologically advanced features as did its post-apocalyptic counterpart ‘Ghosts’. After Ghosts the franchise was hit with a full blown case of the futuristics, and has now significantly deviated from what fans loved about the franchise 5 years ago.
Activision employs three developers to create Call of Duty games and this year is Sledgehammer Games’ turn and hopefully they can find that winning combination that made the older Call of Duty games such a success.