Sledgehammer: Call of Duty 2017 is our ‘Biggest Achievement as Game Makers’

Sledgehammer is Pumped for 2017’s Call of Duty Entry

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It’s no secret that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare saw a ton of negative press from its reveal right through to its final release. It held the title for most disliked YouTube video of all time yet still received solid review scores from critics. We received a fairly equal response of fan mail versus hate mail on our own review when we scored this year’s entry a solid 86. While sales back up the fact that Call of Duty is still the mega-franchise to beat, there’s no doubt that Infinite Warfare is polarizing amongst hardcore fans and Activision has some sucking up to do to get many fans back in the fold. Along comes Sledgehammer Games to drop the 2017 installment of Call of Duty and as far as they’re concerned, it’s their crowning achievement as developers thus far.

Rumored to be taking place in the early 1900s (earlier rumors suggested a Vietnam setting), Sledgehammer took to Twitter earlier today to give themselves a little pat on the back saying they’re immensely proud of the work they’ve done. We’re sure that they understand quite well the kind of pressure on their shoulders this year so this bit of confidence is certainly reassuring.

Whether or not this year’s installment redeems itself with fans remains to be seen but if the speculation is correct, a move back to the past could be a smart one. EA and DICE’s Battlefield 1 received immense success both critically and from fans, so it’s clear that fans are hungry for a little bit of ‘history’.

If anything, today’s little tease very likely points to new information coming soon so keep it locked to COGconnected for more as we have it.