Classic FPS title returns to its roots with a historic setting.
by Kim Newsome, EIC
Activision answered some key questions about the future of the Call of Duty franchise by confirming the upcoming title is called Call of Duty: WWII. The announcement signals a departure from the futuristic movement, gear, and settings of the past three titles, and returns the franchise to its roots as a “boots on the ground” FPS game. The game was developed by Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey explained some of the research behind the game:
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) April 21, 2017
The title was announced via the game’s official website. A live stream reveal is scheduled for April 26th at 10AM PDT (1PM EST). If the stream is like last year’s reveal for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, viewers can expect to see cutscenes from the game’s campaign mode.
Activision has already released a blog exploring the history of World War II and the Call of Duty franchise, and there may be more content to come from the publishing juggernaut before the live stream.