The dust has barely settled on the release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and with a certain sense of inevitability gamers are already turning their gaze towards the next instalment in the Call of duty Franchise – Call of Duty: Lethal Combat.
There is currently a strike among many video game voice actors around the issues of treatment and contracts. The publishers affected are some of the biggest in the game industry, including Activision. As a result of this, some details around the next Call of Duty have been leaked.
So what do we know?
- Call of Duty: Lethal Combat is the most likely name of the next COD instalment. The project is also being referred to as: Call of Duty: Stronghold but this could well be a working title. Lethal Combat looks far more likely to be the final production name.
- Sledgehammer Games are developing it! They previously developed Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
- November 2017 is the planned release date.
- Vietnam is the likely setting for the next Call of Duty instalment
There is an audible and loud chorus of cries from Call of Duty fans, that the futuristic direction the franchise has recently been heading in is not what they want. Infinite Warfare sales slumped 50% compared to those of Black ops 3, and The Infinite warfare Trailer received over 3 million dislikes on Youtube.
It seems fans are tiring of Exo suits, wall running, trust jumps and futuristic weapons. A sense of realism is badly wanted by some. Whisper it quietly but some fans are even leaving the franchise and going to its bitterest rival: Battlefield 1 to get the real world setting on offer.
Activision clearly wants to keep fans happy and stop the slump in sales. So it seems a smart move to head back in time and go for a real world conflict of the past.
Rumours have been swirling around that a strong female character might be featured perhaps even the lead. Sledgehammer themselves have even stated their desire to see strong female characters in the franchise. However it was only in 2013, that a ban on women serving in combat roles within the U.S. military was lifted. So we struggle to see how that could fit within the Vietnam War setting.
Call of Duty: Lethal Combat, what do you think?
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