Recently, Sledgehammer Games welcomed 2017 with a countdown clock among mechanical gears. Rumors about the next Call of Duty 2017 setting may come from Sledgehammer Games, and fans keep hearing that it might be set in Vietnam. Potentially, the mechanical gears might be a clue on Sledgehammer?s plan for Call of Duty 2017.
Greetings from Sledgehammer Games
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) January 1, 2017
As seen on Sledgehammer Games? Twitter account, fans are already speculating on the upcoming game’s concept. Due to the gears seen on the tweet, fans speculate that the Call of Duty series may be set in an older war period like World War 2. The gears could mean the inner machinations of a tank or any early technological war machine. Currently, the Infinity Ward?s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set in space, and almost all of the equipment and conflict is fictional.
Set in Vietnam?
Currently, Call of Duty 2017 rumors state that the game would be set in the Vietnam War. Most of its audience didn?t like the ?Space War? setting in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. Some fans would rather pick up EA?s Battlefield 1 or Titanfall 2 if they wanted a 2016 shooter. The whole Call of Duty series started covering the World Wars with its first entries.
However, the video game technology was not that advanced during the first Call of Duty game. The technology only allowed fewer features and just a general First Person Shooter gameplay for it. If Activision is aiming for an earlier war, recreating the setting in better hardware would definitely excite the fans.
At best, Treyarch covered this era of warfare through the first Call of Duty Black Ops. The players are covert operatives for America and are sent to defuse risky situations that may allow other countries to contest America. Alex Mason and Frank Woods have also mentioned in their dialogue that they?ve participated in Vietnam War. Additionally, Sledgehammer Games has only worked on Modern Warfare 3 and Advanced Warfare which have modern and futuristic military technology. However, it might be interesting to find future tech in a fictional 20th century war setting.