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Sledgehammer Games Tease Untitled 2017 Call of Duty Game with Possible Modern Setting

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Advanced Warfare developer, Sledgehammer Games is currently hard-at-work on the as yet untitled 2017 Call of Duty game, and while almost nothing is currently known about this year’s installment, the developer has begun to tease a possible setting on social media.

With the popular franchise called into question recently over its choice of futuristic settings, with previous entries including Sledgehammer’s very own Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2011) and last year’s Infinite Warfare, developed by Infinity Ward coming under heavy criticism for its choice of destination, it appears the California-based studio are taking the next title back to a more modern day setting.

On Christmas day, Sledgehammer Games developer Michael Condrey posted a Call of Duty 2017 teaser via his official Twitter page, the tweet can be seen below:

As reported by GeeksUltd, the posted image shows a Colt M1911 pistol, a weapon manufactured in the early 1900’s and still used to this day. The M1911 pistol was used by U.S soldiers as a standard sidearm throughout various wars including World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

The appearance of a Colt M1911 from Sledgehammer could very well indicate that the untitled 2017 Call of Duty game might revert back to a modern setting, be it past or present, with a recent IGN leak hinting that the next CoD entry could feature a possible Vietnam setting.

Additionally, Sledgehammer Games also teased 2017’s entry a few days ago on January 1st, 2017 with a short video that appears to show a safe lock with a combination that results in 2017, but this could simply just be the studio’s way of celebrating the beginning of a new year.

With a large percentage of the series’ fans calling for a return to a modernistic setting, the early teases from Sledgehammer are certainly pointing towards that very possibility.

Better known as RzrsS in the video game scene, Stephan Rodts has been playing video games for nearly his entire life. He started out shooting poor ducks out of the sky in Duck Hunt on the Nintendo, but now shoots everything that moves. Be warned.


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