Sledgehammer's Michael Condrey recently did an interview where he spoke a bit about Sledgehammers future with the Call of Duty franchise and the future of the franchise itself. Sledgehammer Games are, of course, the developers behind the most recent release in the franchise, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and just released the first big DLC package for the game, Havoc.
Condrey was first asked if Sledgehammer was working on a Call of Duty Remastered Collection for Next-Gen consoles, something fans have started to become very vocal about wanting on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. He responded quickly, saying:
So while it doesn't seem like Sledgehammer is working on a remastered collection, it's not an impossibility, just don't get your hopes up. The interviewer followed up the question by asking what Sledgehammers future with the franchise was. Condrey was quick to explain that they were hard at work on DLC for Advanced Warfare, but did offer up some details on Call of Duty 2017. He said:
So it seems Sledgehammer is interested in continuing to push the boundaries of what makes a Call of Duty game a Call of Duty game as they already lovingly have in Advanced Warfare. Finally, Condrey was asked if he believed that a Call of Duty title would ever have a strong female lead character, to which he responded:
So it seems that Condrey, and likely Sledgehammer itself, are very excited about the possibility of a female protagonist for Call of Duty. We've already seen strong female characters in games such as Karma and Ilona so maybe a female protagonist isn't that crazy of an idea.
Source: Dual Shockers