Activision split “Call of Duty” game creation between three studios – Sledgehammer Games,
Treyarch and Infinity Ward – with each one putting out a game every three years in a staggered cyclical pattern, thus allowing for the publishing of an annual COD title in the franchise.
For 2017, it’s Sledgehammer Games’ turn to put out a title following their last effort – “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” in 2014. With the franchise under fire for doing yet another near future-set sci-fi tale this year with Infinity Ward ‘s “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” there’s been a call for the franchise to go back to its roots and take the fighting back to real life conflicts.
Well that might happen with rumors this weekend via FragHero that Sledgehammer’s title for next year may well be one that they worked on and previously abandoned – the Vietnam war set “Call of Duty: Fog of War”. At the time of the cancellation, the visceral adventure game was dubbed “Uncharted meets Apocalypse Now” and would’ve pushed the franchise into new unexplored territory.
The franchise is headed for some rough waters as ‘Infinite Warfare’ continues to lose PR ground to the WW1-set “Battlefield 1,” the only saving grace seemingly being the inclusion of a remaster of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” with a few early reactions utterly raving about the quality of the refresh.
“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” is schedule for release on November 4th.