This year’s entry in the Call of Duty series may be set in the Second World War, according to a new report.

Earlier this month they YouTube channel The Family Video Gamers revealed what were suspected to be leaked marketing material for the next Call of Duty game.

The leak showed a few pieces of World War II-themed box art, along with a poster with a bunch of soldiers standing behind what appears to be the game’s logo. The logo itself is the typical Call of Duty logo placed above the words “WWII”.

Since then, Eurogamer has stepped forward to corroborate the story, adding that “sources have confirmed” 2017’s Call of Duty will be titled WWII.

The Family Video Gamers posted a new video today confirming that they’re aware of Eurogamer’s report while also dropping what seem to be new images of the game’s opening splash screen and a pre-order image. You can watch the video below:

The leaks and subsequent confirmation from Eurogamer come after recent remarks made by Activision COO Thomas Tippl that this year’s entry in the Call of Duty franchise would “take Call of Duty back to its roots.” 

“In 2017, Activision will take Call of Duty back to its roots and traditional combat will once again take center stage,” Tippl said. “This is what our dedicated community of Call of Duty players and Sledgehammer Games, which has been developing this year’s title, are the most excited about.”

For those who don’t know, Call of Duty started out as a WWII shooter for the PC way back in 2003 and has since morphed into many different iterations over the years, from Modern Warfare to Black Ops, to Infinite Warfare and beyond. Before transitioning to Modern Warfare in 2007, every previous entry was set in the Second World War.

This year’s Call of Duty is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the team behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

 

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