The next game in the Call of Duty series will be World War 2, Activision has announced, following weeks of speculation.
The game will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, co-creators of Modern Warfare 3 and developers of the critically acclaimed Advanced Warfare. Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey had previous expressed an interest in the setting, saying: “A next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War 2 setting like Band of Brothers would be amazing”.
The last Call of Duty to be set in World War 2 was Treyarch’s World at War, and since then the series has taken a futuristic turn, much to the disdain of many fans. The original three games were based during the Second World War, so a statement from Activision confirming that the franchise would be heading “back to its roots” led many to believe a trip back in time was on the cards.
Artwork of the game’s setting has since been released and a livestream on Wednesday 26th April will show more about the game. GameAddik will have more news following the reveal.
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