Call of Duty officially teased the release of Call of Duty: World War II on Thursday afternoon.
Following a tweet on Friday, April 21, Activision and Sledgehammer followed up with the official reveal yesterday.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 21, 2017
The news was teased for quite some time, and while few were surprised by the announcement of the upcoming title, it was still received with better results than the franchise’s other recent releases.
Many have speculated the move was made for two reasons. First, Call of Duty: World at War, in which Treyarch depicted World War 2 and introduced Zombies, was a massive success compared to the most recent games.
Also, Sledgehammer appears to have taken note of Battlefield 1’s success as gamers apparently love well-made, history-focused games.
The campaign will take gamers through Normandy, France, Belgium and other World War 2 “turning points.” Nazi Zombies are making a return for this title as well.
In what seems to validate the game’s Battlefield 1 influence, Call of Duty is introducing “War,” which is an objective based, narrative-driven mode of Allies vs. Axis Powers. It seems to reminiscent of Battlefield 1’s “Operations.”
For KSI, the release and impending release in November means a lot. A large chunk of our member base plays Call of Duty daily, if not regularly, and this game will most likely present another title for us to support.
We plan on creating an Xbox One Club for members throughout the community to meet other gamers and connect and network while playing the new release.
With any luck, the announced release of World War 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2 makes this fall look like a winner.