Activision confirmed today that Call of Duty would, in fact, be returning to its World War II in the next iteration simply dubbed Call of Duty: WWII.
Activision published a blog post reviewing the franchise’s WWII roots from the first Call of Duty to World at War. The last entry on their stroll down memory lane was the yet to be released Call of Duty: WWII, confirming months of speculation that the publisher would be returning to the iconic era.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 21, 2017
Sledgehammer Games will be working with Activision to develop WWII which will bring the series back to World War II after nearly ten years. Many fans won’t be surprised after the disappointing reception of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Although it was reviewed well and lead sales charts last November the figures were ultimately well below Activision’s expectations.
Fans were resistant to Infinite Warfare early on making its trailer one of the year’s most disliked YouTube videos. It was also critically compared to Battlefield 1 both visually and on gameplay. EA and DICE made the move to take their FPS franchise back in time to WWI last year.
Activision will be holding a media event next week, April 26th. The live stream reveal will begin at 10 am PST stay tuned to DVS to learn more about the newest Call of Duty.