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Activision Planning To Take Call Of Duty 2017 Back To Its Roots

11 February, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Jan Cross
  • Activision Planning To Take Call Of Duty 2017 Back To Its Roots

In the conference call, Activision COO Thomas Tippl said that while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as a "high-quality, innovative game", it underperformed compared to the company's expectations. However that may change in the future, as Activision has specifically stated that it wants to take Call of Duty back to its roots.

But action game fans reacted less positively to "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare", which iterated more boldly on franchise formulas, sending players to participate in sci-fi, spacebound conflicts.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare met with fan backlash, underwhelming sales and a disappointing reception in 2016 by fans and critics alike.

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard's shares leaped Friday after unexpectedly strong fourth quarter results and a share buyback announcement.

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While Call of Duty is still Activision's best-known brand, Blizzard's new hit Overwatch more than compensated for the shortfall, with Bobby Kotick, group chief executive, hailing it as a "major new franchise".

It's fantastic to think that, despite Infinite Warfare's incredible earnings in 2016, it could have been even higher. The first was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

The announcement reverses a trend toward ever more futuristic combat, which really began with the 2012 title Call of Duty: Black Ops II, partly based in a second cold war in the mid-2020s. This effectively means Destiny 2 will be out and it won't be an expansion on the first game. Activision Blizzard noted that it earned $3.6 billion from in-game sales in 2016. They're a proven team that's passionate about this title. Whatever era the next Call of Duty is set in, we can certainly expect more use of this controversial revenue stream.

Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO, also talked up the prospects of this year's Call of Duty. The game is supposed to occur in the mid-1900s (prior bits of gossip recommended a Vietnam setting). Let us know down below in the comments. The last game to take place in World War 2 was Call of Duty: World at War, which was a Treyarch game that came out in 2008.

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