About damn time. Maybe it’s because the critical reaction to Infinite War was lukewarm at best or maybe it’s because everyone bought the new edition just so they could play the remaster of the OG, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. Maybe it’s the success of Battlefield 1. Who knows? What I do know is that this move is long overdue. I haven’t bought a new Call Of Duty since they brought the game into the future and if anything is going to bring me back to the franchise, it’s a game set in the past.
As we all know, the first three games of the Call Of Duty series were set during the World Wars. After the success of the fourth, the seminal, legendary, iconic Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, the makers of the game got lost in the sauce and thought it was the futuristic aspect of the game that propelled it forward. So, following that logic, every new game that came out was becoming increasingly modern until they found themselves squarely in the future. But what they failed to realize is that it wasn’t the futurism that the fans loved, but the realism. People loved Modern Warfare because it looked like things that were happening in the real world.
So now, after years of pushing into the future, the minds behind Call Of Duty have realized that their success doesn’t lie in modernity, but in history.
The images depict what looks to be several poster concepts, along with four different steelbook case concepts. Eurogamer sources say these images relate to this year’s Call of Duty game, developed by Sledgehammer Games, the studio responsible for 2014’s Advanced Warfare.
During a financial call back in February, Activision told investors that last year’s game, Infinite Warfare, “didn’t resonate” with fans, saying that the next installment would return the franchise to its roots. The first three installments of Call of Duty were set during World War II.