We’re still nearly three weeks out from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s launch, but already the first rumour has surfaced for the setting of next year’s outing. Ladies and gents, I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know what that means - Call of Duty 2017 is rumoured to be heading to the jungles of Vietnam.
If the rumours are to be believed, seemingly Activision did actually take on board the abysmal public reaction to their Infinite Warfare release trailer and have instead taken a leaf out of Battlefield’s book and gone backwards in time for a change. This is an exciting prospect and the forums are already ablaze with speculation. We are also over the moon about the possibilities, as the studio that would be behind it, Sledgehammer Games, gave us the thoroughly enjoyable Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
There is genuine reason to believe rumours as well, with Sledgehammer having recently cancelled a previous title set in Vietnam they were working quite heavily on. While also it wouldn’t be Call of Duty’s first jump in the mud filled pool that is the Vietnam War, with Call of Duty: Black Ops featuring the it heavily, so they’re more than familiar with the concept.
When you look back on all other games that have taken this line it get’s even more exciting, cast your mind back to Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam for instance, a very highly regarded game here at Game Debate. Blaring speakers out of tanks, crawling through the mosquito infested jungles only to be surprise attacked by the “men in the black pajamas”. The thought of reliving that experience has us crossing our legs.
At the end of the day it’s up to you to believe what you want to believe, but we definitely have our fingers crossed that when the next Call of Duty comes around we can declare with that - “We were there man! We were there!”
With rumours pointing towards Vietnam, where would you like the next COD to be set?