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Call of Duty is Finally Returning to WWII

Tom's Guide 2017-04-21 05:30:00

It's been a long road to the future, space and back, but the next Call of Duty will go back to its roots in World War II, publisher Activision announced today.

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The game will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, which worked on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in 2014. There's no release date yet, but we'll get more details during a livestream on April 26 at 1 p.m. ET.

During that stream, we expect to see a trailer, some gameplay footage and to find out which systems the game will be available on.

Rumors that the Call of Duty would return to World War II stared in late March when marketing materials leaked. It makes sense for the series to return to the past setting; Last year's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, set in space, was less popular and not as critically acclaimed as its rival, EA's  Battlefield 1, which took a grittier approach by going further back in time to World War I.

We'll have more details after the livestream. The series started in 2003, and hasn't been set in World War II since Call of Duty 3, which released in 2006.