It’s been an interesting few days for Activision. Yesterday saw the quiet announcement for Destiny 2 and today, sources have leaked the name of the next Call of Duty and it is somewhat revealing of what we can expect from the game.
This years installment of the franchise will be developed by Sledghammer Games, the same people who brought us Advanced Warfare in 2014. The leaks are saying that this years game will be called Call of Duty: WW2, which tells you all you need to know really.
Last years iteration of the yearly franchise, Infinite Warfare, saw a massive decline in sales and it has been speculated that the franchise needs a change. One of the biggest rumours that has been circulating is that the franchise would go back to boots on the ground rather than the futuristic bent the franchise has taken in recent years. This leak would seem to confirm that this is indeed the direction that Sledghammer Games is taking the franchise.
The development of the Call of Duty games works on a three year cycle with three different developers each taking a turn. This means that it would be fair to say that Sledgehammer Games have spent the last couple of years thinking about this years entry but it wouldn’t be a big stretch of the imagination to think that the success of last years Battlefield 1 has helped build confidence in the boots on the ground idea. Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey has previously said that he likes the idea of making a game set in the Second World War.
What do you think? Is this the right direction for the franchise to go in? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.