According to sources close to Eurogamer, the new Call of Duty is going to be set in World War 2 and, surprise surprise, will be named Call of Duty: World War 2. The game was rumored to be set in World War 2, with leaked images popping up online a few days ago.
Numerous sources have confirmed a World War 2 based Call of Duty to be in development, but developer Sledgehammer Games has maintained silence so far. Sledgehammer Games co-founder Micheal Condrey himself thinks it is a great idea. Back in 2014 after the launch of Advanced Warfare, he showed his desire to someday see a new World War 2 based Call of Duty
“A next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War 2 setting like Band of Brothers would be amazing.”
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a WW2 based CoD. The last one was World at War, which was released back in 2008. Having a new Call of Duty will be a breath of fresh air, and is something old fans of the series will love. We’ve seen before how Call of Duty and World War 2 go hand in hand, with some of the series’ best games including CoD 1, CoD and numerous spin offs set in that era. Plus, the new game could definitely help the series make a comeback after all the criticism they’ve recieved for their recent futuristic game settings.
Sledgehammer has a dedicated and talented team, but it will be difficult for them to outshine EA DICE’s recent WW1 shooter, Battlefield 1, and I cant help but feel that the back to basics formula was inspired by the recent success of Battlefield 1.
The game is expected to be announced in the coming future, with a multiplayer reveal probably in E3 2017. It is set to launch Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.