Last year, the popular Battlefield series turned back the clock with Battlefield 1. Instead of going for a futuristic setting with weapons that only exist in science fiction, EA DICE opted to set the game during World War I. Though it's been confirmed that there won't be a sequel anytime soon, it's a safe guess that when it does arrive, there's a good chance it'll be set during World War II. But it looks like Activision has beaten them to the punch.
YouTuber TheFamilyVideoGamers revealed last week what seemed to be the box art for a new Call of Duty game, which clearly shows the title "Call of Duty: WWII." They shared several images, all of which are depicting World War II-era soldiers charging through the frontlines at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion. According to TheFamilyVideoGamers, an anonymous source sent the images through e-mail. Eurogamer has also just confirmed from their own sources that the title is indeed the real deal, though Activision has declined to provide them with a comment.
Call of Duty: WWII will be the first game since Call of Duty: World at War to be set during World War II. Earlier this year, Activision said that after the futuristic Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare didn't meet expectations, the series will go "back to its roots." Looks like they literally meant that. The first three Call of Duty games, along with World at War, were all set during World War II. You could think of WWII as a sort of reboot.
WWII is being developed by Sledgehammer Games after Infinity Ward and Treyarch handled the previous two games in the series. Activision has cycled through three developers for each Call of Duty game since 2011. Sledgehammer Games' last turn came in 2014 with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Hopefully, they will do a better job than Infinity Ward and produce a game that would make people forget about Infinite Warfare.
Activision has yet to make any official announcement, so we don't know yet what platform WWII will arrive on.