Several clues out of Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer Games have suggested that the studio could be taking the series back in time for the next installment.
Sledgehammer got into the holiday spirit, with co-founder Michael Condrey tweeting out a digital greeting card wishing everyone happy holidays. Nothing strange about that, but what is worth noting is that the greeting card featured a M1911, one of the more prolific handguns on battlefields of the 20th century.
— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) December 25, 2016
The second hint is a bit more of a stretch, but still hard to ignore. Another Twitter post by the studio rang in the new year with a short video featuring the graphic of a safe lock switching to 2017. Considering how the last several Call of Duty installments have been set in the future, the rather archaic design of the lock is curious.
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) January 1, 2017
Based on the three-year development rotation of the Call of Duty series, 2017 is Sledgehammer’s year to take another crack at it. These hints could end up meaning nothing, but considering fans seem to be getting tired of the series’ futuristic direction, we very well may be heading back to an earlier time this year.
In other Call of Duty news, Activision recently revealed the first DLC for Infinite Warfare, titled Sabotage, was recently revealed.