Sledgehammer Games' Original Plans for Call of Duty 2017 Revealed

Sledgehammer Games' Original Plans for Call of Duty 2017 Revealed

Sledgehammer Games' Original Plans for Call of Duty 2017 Revealed

The publisher listened carefully to community feedback after the launch of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare and deciding to opt for a return to the past in the new chapter of the saga.

But know this: Even the worst Call of Duty games are the best-selling game each year.

Just two days ago, we learned that Call of Duty: WWII has become the series' best launch in the last three years, beating its predecessor by over 50 percent. Maybe that's one reason why Call of Duty made a decision to focus so heavily on just the boots on the ground this year? Nowhere on the packaging does the game specifically call out Humvees, or have something saying Call of Duty: WWII Magical Humvee Edition.

Activision did not respond to request for comment, and the company has previously stated that it does not comment on current lawsuits.

FILE PHOTO - U.S. soldiers stand near a Humvee vehicle during the NATO Force Integration Unit inauguration event in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 3, 2015.

However, the disappointment of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and the early success of Call of Duty: WW2 does not mean that the franchise will be stuck in the past.

Activision for their part are declining to comment, with a spokesperson telling Reuters on Wednesday that the company does not discuss pending litigation. Humvees have most commonly been used by the US military since AM General started production on the vehicles in the mid-'80s.

In recent months, they have been used in armed conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Shares of Activision Blizzard rose 4 percent Wednesday morning following the news.

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