The Call of Duty franchise has been going for fourteen long years, with annual releases since 2007. This year, Activision has excited Call of Duty fans all over the world by announcing that the 2017 installment of the series will take the game “back to its roots.”

Thomas Tippl, the chief operating officer at Activision, was speaking at a conference with investors and said about the lack of success with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: “It's clear that, for a portion of our audience, the space setting just didn't resonate ... We have a passionate, experienced studio deeply committed to this direction, and despite the risks we saw, we believe it is important to consider the passions of our game teams in deciding what content to create.”

Tippl continued, making it clear that Activision does have Call of Duty fans' best interests at heart: “"In 2017, Activision will take Call of Duty back to its roots and traditional combat will once again take center stage. This is what our dedicated community of Call of Duty players and Sledgehammer Games, which has been developing this year's title, are the most excited about."

Call of Duty revolutionized the first person shooter genre of games, but fans of the series are tired of how futuristic it has become. It is refreshing that Activision is willing to admit that the “new and innovative” approach of Infinite Warfare has not been getting the expected support from longstanding fans and that they are willing to go back to what made them successful originally. The Call of Duty community is excited again.



  • Kent Reed
    Posted March 21, 2017 3:20 am 0Likes

    So no more gingerbread costumes or theme park multiplayer maps? What will happen to the world if they take those things away

    • Simon Oconor Maguire
      Posted March 21, 2017 3:55 am 0Likes

      Who knows Kent! We may actually start to have fun again!

  • Simon Oconor Maguire
    Posted March 21, 2017 3:27 am 0Likes

    Who knows Kent! We may actually start to have fun again!

  • Jay Hy
    Posted March 23, 2017 12:04 pm 0Likes

    Idk but I gues da kids Stuck n da WW era Not tryna do nun Modern Xcept Modernwar 10yrs Ago yeaaa??I gues Bf1 goin bak n Time Not enuf yaw need CoD 2 go bak 2 but Gears n Titanfall is Fine 4 Modern time but Not CoD??

    • Simon Oconor Maguire
      Posted March 23, 2017 2:20 pm 0Likes

      I think the overall fan opinion has been to revert back to the old days Jay. The new games such as Infinite Warfare and Advanced Warfare, while they are fun, they just have not gotten enough fan support for Activision to justify continuing down those lines. That would be my best guess as to why Activision have made the decision that they have 🙂

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