Rumours of Call of Duty’s return to World War 2 have circulated since, well, since Activision’s mega-hit FPS series left it almost a decade ago. This time it’s really for really real, folks including our chums at Eurogamer say. Whispers, rumours, and supposedly leaked artwork say this year’s game will bear the rubbish name Call of Duty: WWII. Presumably this would mean a sad farewell to the wall-running and double-jumping of futureCoDs but the welcome return of the M1 Garand rifle’s ping, the loveliest sound in all murderdom.Last week, the Tubefolk of TheFamilyVideoGamers anonymously received a load of artwork supposedly for Call of Duty: WWII. Now, Eurogamer say their mysterious sources confirm it’s legit. I pressed my own sources for details, and was informed that eight-packs of Irn-Bru are cheap at Tesco this week, that I forgot to run the dishwasher last night, and that this top is alarmingly translucent in sunlight.
On Call of Duty’s three-year development rotation, 2017 is the turn of Sledgehammer Games. They’re the studio behind 2014’s Advanced Warfare. You know, the one with Kevin Spacey.
Call of Duty’s last World War 2 adventure was 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War. Treyarch took the Modern Warfare formula on a tour of the Pacific and Eastern Fronts. We’ve not actually had a good jaunt around the traditional Western Front WW2 spectacle within the framework of modern CoD, so that could be interesting.
Anyway. Believe as much or as little of this as you please. In the absence of firm word on what Sledgehammer are up to, let’s check in on Sledge Hammer:
Ah, another busy morning.