Tequila Works is starting to introduce the characters from The Sexy Brutale, the studio's adventure-puzzle game coming in Q1 2017. The first character you can meet with the trailer and screens inside is Reginald Sixpence aka the Clockwork Baron, one of the guests at the Masked Ball. You, playing as Lafacdio Boone and unaffected by the endlessly-looping day, will have to watch and learn in order to save these souls from certain death.
I believe they began pre-production on their next game immediately after Advanced Warfare went gold. That doesn't necessarily mean they landed on World War 2 immediately. (5 minutes ago)
@b0vril: Really? Three years? It will have been almost exactly 3 years from Sledgehammer's last game come November. It's only been two and a half years since their last COD came out :P (6 minutes ago)
@Tinks: What would it look like if it wasn't blatant? (9 minutes ago)
followed for sure. It's really hard to ignore how blatant it is (12 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: Did they follow though? I mean appareantly it's been in development for 3 years. (23 minutes ago)