Call of Duty's next release will go "back to its roots"

Call of Duty's next release will go

With Activision declaring intentions to take Call of Duty "back to its roots", it's nearly impossible to not correlate the phrase with the very first entry in the series, which was set during World War II. In 2017, developer Sledgehammer will take Call of Duty "back to its roots".

This year's entry in the Call of Duty series sounds like it will take a different approach than last year's entry, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and alter the trajectory of the franchise over the past few years.

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These components were built upon in the next two games in the wildly-popular series: Treyarch's Black Ops 3 in 2015 and Infinity Ward's Infinite Warfare past year. But what came as a surprise is news that this year's game will return to the franchise's "roots", and now we have some idea of why. This is music to the ears of gamers that were incredibly disappointed to what Infinite Warfare brought to the table.

A general view of "Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare" at Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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He could be speaking more generally though (he was only talking to investors) and just means that the game won't use any of the near future tech and jump boosts of the last several games.

So, what is Activision Blizzard to do in order to right the ship? They're a proven team that's passionate about this title. Inside the Audience Reach slide under COD it gives the usual COD is the best blurb but there's also a line reading "2017 title will take Call of Duty back to its roots".

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As part of its latest earnings report, Activision confirmed the inevitable Call of Duty sequel that's due out this year. Whatever era the next Call of Duty is set in, we can certainly expect more use of this controversial revenue stream. Call of Duty games will continue on a three-year cycle of development. Battlefield 1 depicted a brutal version of World War 1 with brilliant results, and we'd love to see something similar. Let us know what your expectations are for the franchise!

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