Brace yourself, because the once-ubiquitious World War II shooter may be about to make a comeback. According to information leaked last evening, Activision is prepping Call of Duty WWII, which will return the series to the setting it originally focused on before Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare changed everything.
Following the success of EA's World War I based Battlefield 1 and the relative disappointment of the sci-fi Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a return to World War II would make sense, but there's reason to be a bit wary of this information.
The leak came courtesy of largely-unknown YouTube channel TheFamilyVideoGamers, who claim they got their information from an anonymous email. Why would a somebody leak gossip this juicy to a channel with fewer than 250 subscribers? It all smells a bit fishy, but stranger things have happened.
Well, Call of Duty fans on Reddit are doing everything they can to substantiate the new information, and their amateur sleuthing has uncovered a couple interesting tidbits. The leak states that Call of Duty WWII is being developed by Sledgehammer Games (the folks behind 2014's Call of Duty: Advance Warfare) and until recently the studio's co-founder Michael Condrey has this as his Twitter bio.
Hmmm, what could those pound signs be all about? There's four of them, which means they could be a stand-in for “WWII.” Or a lot of other four-letter words.
Meanwhile, other Redditors have pointed out the similarity between the leaked images, and the original World War II-set Call of Duty's promotional art. The definitely use a similar style and the same orangish-brownish palatte. Could Call of Duty WWII actually be a remake of the earlier games in the series?
Obviously, none of this is hard evidence, but Call of Duty WWII seems likely at this point. With E3 2017 inching closer, an official Activision announcement can't be far away!