It's that time of the year again where rumours swirl about when the next Call of Duty will be revealed.
It seems fitting that Call of Duty is returning to its roots, with Battlefield 1's foray into World War 1 previous year. Today, Sledgehammer and Activision have confirmed that the perennial FPS franchise is indeed going back in time to World War II this year, but all we know right now is that Call of Duty: WWII is coming. However, Activision has also developed low spec versions of their Call of Duty series games. Historically, several Call of Duty titles have launched in November, though it's not certain at this point if this release will follow suit. The series started in 2003, and hasn't been set in World War II since Call of Duty 3, which released in 2006. Activision's Kevin Kelly wrote a brief history of the first few Call of Duty games, which represent the World War II series (as opposed to the Modern Warfare and Black Ops series). No details were provided - the full reveal will take place during a livestream at 10am PT on Wednesday, April 26. So until then, you can now download the Continuum DLC for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, for the PS4. "We'll see you there, soldier".
"Sales underperformed our expectations, and it's clear that for a portion of our audience, the space setting just didn't resonate", said Activision Blizzard chief operating officer Thomas Tippl during a February earnings call.
In 2014, studio head Michael Condrey said in an interview with Gamespot that "a next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War II setting like Band of Brothers would be fantastic".
It's best to wait for an actual gameplay trailer or reveal that doesn't show CGI scenes but actual gameplay elements and other core features to determine whether or not the game is something worth looking into or not.