The new Call of Duty game will indeed be called Call of Duty: WW2, according to Eurogamer sources.
The news was all but confirmed last weekend through a series of images posted on The Family Video Gamers, which appeared to show the title of the game, as well as soldiers with World War 2-style clothing and weaponry. Eurogamer’s sources have since confirmed that this will in fact be the next instalment in the long-standing franchise.
This year’s title will be developed by Sledgehammer games, with its last game in the series being 2014’s Advanced Warfare. Duties are currently shared between Activision’s three Call of Duty studios (Sledgehammer Games, Infinity Ward and Treyarch). The last time a game in the series was set in World War 2 was Treyarch’s World at War. Co-founder of Sledgehammer Games Michael Condrey did express an interest in the setting in 2014 however.
“A next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War 2 setting like Band of Brothers would be amazing,” he said. Activision also recently released a statement confirming that the series would be heading “back to its roots”.
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This post was originally authored by Christopher Carr.