Call of Duty is officially heading back to WWII
The next Call of Duty is going back to World War II. As was rumored last month, the military shooter series is following up last year’s far future entry Infinite Warfare with a new title set during the second world war, the same setting as the first three games in the series. Call of Duty: WWII is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the Call of Duty-focused studio behind 2011’s Modern Warfare 3 and 2014’s Advanced Warfare.
The shift back in time appears to be a response to the sci-fi setting of the most recent game in the series. “Infinite Warfare had a ton of great gameplay innovations,” Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said during an earnings call in February. “But it also had a setting that didn’t appeal to all of our fans.”