The annual Call of Duty hasn’t been announced yet, but some allegedly leaked photos suggests the new game will return to an old setting: the second World War and we thank god for that, No more futuristic crap coming out from Call of Duty.
The mystery begins with a series of posts shared across multiple subreddits — including WWII, CallOfDuty, and CoDCompetitive — all linking back to an Imgur page. The images shared there appear to be either photos or mock-ups of a poster and a SteelBook-style case for a game titled Call of Duty: WWII.
The Imgur page also links back to a YouTube video, posted on TheFamilyVideoGamers channel. The clip below shares a look at the email the images — sent by “Anon Nymous” — came from.
Back in Feb. 2017, it was noted during an Activision investor call that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare — the 2016 entry in the series — had “underperformed” because the game’s “space setting didn’t resonate” with fans.
The company’s COO, Thomas Tippl, went on to say that “traditional combat” would be central to the 2017 game. It’s meant to take Call of Duty “back to its roots,” he said.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg reiterated Tippl’s comments, noting that the Infinite Warfare setting “didn’t appeal to all of our fans.” Notably, he then restated the 2017’s game’s return to “traditional” combat and added that the idea had been greenlit “over two years ago now.”