Activision says this year’s Call of Duty will “take Call of Duty back to its roots.”
In the fourth quarter 2016 profits Activision elaborated that “traditional combat game will once back again take center stage” in this year’s title which is currently in process from Sledgehammer Games.
Activision also commented on the lower-than-expected sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare last year, noting that the “space atmosphere didn’t resonate” with players and Infinite Warfare “wasn’t the success we planned.”
Still, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg designated on a call following the profits rating that
“we’ve never been more thrilled aesthetically or commercially about our three-year Call of Duty slate.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launched last fall and went on to be the best-selling game in the United States for 2016 despite not clicking on the heights of previous Call of Duty sales.