Call of Duty 2017 will be the next installment in the Call of Duty series, due to announcement sometime in around a month or so.
What do we know so far?
It will be developed by Sledgehammer Games
Since 2014, Call of Duty has now 3 main developers in rotation releasing a game each 3 years. It is now 2017,Sledgehammer Games' turn.
It most likely won't be futuristic themed
Antivision has stated that CoD will "return to the roots" so it's likely that the game will take place in a modern setting or a past/historical setting.
Before working on Advanced Warfare, Sledgehammer was actually working on a Vietnam themed CoD. However development stopped because they were called to assist Infinity Ward as there were some internal conflicts between Activision and IW at that time. But in 2014 they announced Advanced Warfare which is very different. They may return to the Vietnam idea soon.
During an interview on February 7th, 2015, Michael Condrey talked briefly about the many ideas that Sledgehammer was toying around with for their next Call of Duty installment, saying that the team had "talked about new ways to play" and that these things could range from features such as "branching story-lines or third person mode or crazy changes to the multiplayer".He also indicated that there was interest in having a female Call of Duty protagonist
If Sledgehammer Games do deliver on their promises, they might be the best CoD developer.
Advanced Warfare criticism=
On the talk of Sledgehammer Games, let's talk about CoD: Advanced Warfare.
I think the game is alright, they've hit some rights and wrongs. Having exo abilities made many people hate the game. This was also the first CoD to feature Supply Drops, another unwelcome addition.
Let's talk about the story. I think they're playing it relatively safe with AW. It has likable characters and a good villain. The story is somewhat shallow and is kind of cliched as you can see the plot twist from a mile away. They did the old tradition where the main character did not speak during gameplay but he speaks during cutscenes. I think this is a shame because if they made Mitchell speak in the gameplay it would make the character so much better. I particularly liked how he narrates the cutscenes with well-written monologues, different from those in MW.