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'Call Of Duty: WWII' Announced, Livestream Coming April 26

It looks like Call of Duty is returning to its roots: A new website has popped up for the next installment in the series, titled Call of Duty: WWII.

For now, all we have is the game’s main website, which shows the face of a soldier. Next to him is a countdown clock which ends on April 26 at 10am PT. On that day, Sledgehammer Games, the studio in charge of making the new game, will present additional details on the upcoming title, including a reveal trailer.

World War II isn’t a new frontier for the series. In fact, the first three Call of Duty games used the war as the backdrop for their campaigns. It wasn’t until Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which came out in 2007, that the series switched to modern and futuristic settings. Since 2007, only two games in the series, Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, used historical events such as World War II and the Cold War, respectively, in their campaigns.

It’s unclear yet as to why the new game reverted back to World War II, but part of might be the result of EA and DICE’s success with Battlefield 1. In any case, we’ll find out more about the game at the livestream event next week.

NameCall of Duty: WWII
TypeFirst-person shooter
DeveloperSledgehammer Games
PublisherActivision
PlatformsN/A
Where To BuyN/A
Release DateN/A
  • SSD_ DAVE
    Here is CoD trying to revive itself. I would also like to point out that I think 2017 will be the year WWII comes back to play.
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  • Digmeahole
    ARE U FREAKING KIDDING ME? "It’s unclear yet as to why the new game reverted back to World War II"
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  • dstarr3
    Oh, great. Another generation of gritty, dumb, grey-brown WWII cover shooters incoming. I really hope this doesn't take off.
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  • DookieDraws
    "It’s unclear yet as to why the new game reverted back to World War II, but part of might be the result of EA and DICE’s success with Battlefield 1."

    No sheet, Sherlock! :P

    Still, it's COD for crying out loud. Besides, y'all do know what COD stands for, right? COD = Can't Outdo Dice! :) :P
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  • canadianvice
    @DSTARR3 it's high time that we got a good WW2 shooter. Not that I necessarily think COD is the franchise to deliver, but WaW was pretty damn good IMO.
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  • dstarr3
    19594440 said:
    @DSTARR3 it's high time that we got a good WW2 shooter. Not that I necessarily think COD is the franchise to deliver, but WaW was pretty damn good IMO.

    Then you already have your WWII shooter. And a whole mess others to choose from.
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  • canadianvice
    19594691 said:
    19594440 said:
    @DSTARR3 it's high time that we got a good WW2 shooter. Not that I necessarily think COD is the franchise to deliver, but WaW was pretty damn good IMO.

    Then you already have your WWII shooter. And a whole mess others to choose from.

    And you've already got all your futurist ones or w/e. See how that's a moot point?

    CoD WaW is almost a decade old now. We deserve a AAA WW2 shooter again with the masse of new technologies that have come out in the last few years. The only other options are F2P. I want something with some decent production value.

    World war II is an absolutely ripe time in history for storytelling and it's only ever really been superficially explored in a few generic campaigns going over the stuff almost everyone knows about. Again, I don't exactly expect CoD to be the ones to deliver on this, but it's time we got another go at it.

    If nothing else, if CoD makes it, others will follow, and hopefully one of them will do it right.
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  • number1guy
    19594262 said:
    Oh, great. Another generation of gritty, dumb, grey-brown WWII cover shooters incoming. I really hope this doesn't take off.

    Really? I don't play CoD, but even I know that its community has been begging for a return to WWII and a break from the futuristic stuff for quite a while now.
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  • Patrick Lowyck
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. Mother of all WWII shooters. I want it back.
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  • Patrick Lowyck
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault!!
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