This is an early look at what you can expect from COD 2017, aka Call of Duty 2017. Even though the COD 2017 release date is months away, we already know a lot about the new 2017 Call of Duty game thanks to Activision’s latest announcement. The latest Call of Duty 2017 leaks reveal a setting for COD 2017, taking us back to WWII.
We’ll cover when you can expect the COD 2017 release date, the potential Call of Duty 2017 setting and a major change from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that could bring some fans back into the fold after spending a year playing Battlefield 1.
Activision officially announced Call of Duty 2017 in an investor call, sharing important details including that, “Traditional combat will once again take center stage.”
After a very rough year with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision is rotating back to Sledgehammer Games and focusing on the roots of Call of Duty. This means boots on the ground combat that many long-time Call of Duty gamers are longing for.
- COD 2017 Release Date
- Call of Duty 2017 Gameplay
- Call of Duty 2017 Setting
- COD 2017 Beta
- Call of Duty 2017 Consoles & PC
Here is an early look at what we know about Call of Duty 2017 and what we can add to the overall look at the new Call of Duty game.
What We Know About Call of Duty 2017
In this section, we cover the COD 2017 news that is confirmed. Here are the Call of Duty 2017 facts as we know them right now.
Call of Duty 2017 is happening. COD 2017 is a return to the roots of the game, which means boots on the ground combat. Sledgehammer Games is making the new Call of Duty 2017 installment and has been working on it for over two years.
We’re honored & excited to bring this year’s @Callofduty to fans everywhere! It’s our biggest achievement as game makers. Much more to come.
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) February 9, 2017
The Call of Duty 2017 reveal is happening, “Soon” according to Activision. Call of Duty games will continue on a three-year cycle of development.
Although unconfirmed by Activision, an industry source known as Shinobi602, says that the WWII setting leak is legit. This source accurately leaks many video game details every year.
Since I've been asked about Call of Duty dozens of times & it's already out there honestly: pic.twitter.com/i7oi6A1PF7
— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) March 27, 2017
From here on out, we are addressing COD 2017 rumors and adding to the bigger picture based on what leaks and rumors tell us and what we can infer from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
COD 2017 Release Date
The Call of Duty 2017 release date is in November 2017 unless there is some kind of massive change tot he development and release cycle. For the last six years, the new Call of Duty release date arrived in November. Typically the game arrives near the beginning of the month.
Lately, the Call fo Duty release date falls on a Friday, allowing for an opening weekend of play and a longer period of sales in the kickoff of the game.
We would put money on a Call of Duty 2017 release date on Friday, November 3rd. Expect many midnight release date events.
Call of Duty 2017 Gameplay
Expect to wait for a Call of Duty 2017 gameplay video, but we should learn more about the style of gameplay in the reveal trailer. Traditionally this arrives in April or May. That is well ahead of E3, where we should see more of the game.
We already know that the gameplay will take us back to the roots of call of duty. The Activision CFO specifically calls out, “traditional combat,” in an announcement.
The Call of Duty 2017 gameplay videos will likely appear at E3 and then potentially at a Call of Duty XP 2017 event later this year where fans may get a chance to play the new Call of Duty game before the release date.
Call of Duty 2017 Setting
We don’t officially know the Call of Duty 2017 setting yet. This is a key piece of information that we will need to wait for the reveal trailer for confirmation, but leaks indicate the game is going back to World War 2.
Although rumors originally pointed to Vietnam, there is leaked artwork for Call of Duty 2017 in WWII. This shows a game simply called Call of Duty WWII. This may not be a final name, but multiple sources are confirming this.
Is it official? Can I talk yet? not quite yet, but we listened. We r so psyched about our game & honored to work on such a great franchise.
— Glen Schofield (@GlenSchofield) February 9, 2017
We’ll need to wait for more information to see Call of Duty 2017 features that may depend on the settings and what the gameplay is like.
COD 2017 Beta
A 2017 Call of Duty beta would allow Sledgehammer Games to test servers as well as work on weapon balancing and skill progression ahead of an official release. With betas like this, the progress doesn’t carry over so there is more opportunity to test and evaluate without long term repercussions.
For the last two years, PlayStation secured early access for DLC and for the betas. We should learn more about any special access this summer at E3.
Call of Duty 2017 Consoles & PC
Here is a breakdown of what we expect to see in terms of compatibility and consoles.
Count on Call of Duty 2017 that takes advantage of PS4 Pro capabilities and there is a very good chance that we see Xbox Scorpio features play into this release as well. The PS4 and Xbox One will certainly see the new Call of Duty 2017 game arrive, as will the PC.
It is unclear if we will see a Nintendo Switch Call of Duty 2017 release. The last time we saw a Call of Duty game on the Wii was in 2013 for the Wii U. The Nintendo Switch promises more power and it is an interesting console, but we won’t get our hopes up for Call of Duty Switch to arrive.
Do not expect any 2017 Call od Duty PS3 or Xbox 360 release. Activision dropped these consoles from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and it doesn’t make sense to bring them back