Call of Duty: WWII Officially Unveiled by Activision and Sledgehammer Games

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Call of Duty: WW2 is the next title in line from Sledgehammer Games, according to a new press release from Activision.

The Definitive World War II Campaign: Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of an unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny.

Signs that the Call of Duty series was heading back to this period have been around since February when Activision CFO Thomas Tippl hinted at it during an earnings conference call.

"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".

But the fact is Activision has made a habit of releasing lower spec versions of their Call of Duty games in recent years so as not to miss out on players still using legacy consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The statement came after the admission that the latest installment in the series, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, underperformed compared to the publisher's expectations despite being a "high-quality, innovative game". We look at this point the official reveal of the game at April 26 to find out more information. More details about the game will be revealed during the COD: WWII Worldwide Reveal Livestream on coming Wednesday. Co-studio heads and founders Michale Condrey and Glen Schofield previously worked at Visceral on the Dead Space series.

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And with the new images supplied, we also know that it will not be a World at War sequel.

With November 3 falling on a Friday, the release date is plausible, especially based on previous Call of Duty games.

The Call of Duty series began on Microsoft Windows, and later expanded to consoles and handhelds. As you can see, the front cover shows that Sony still have first dibs on the game's DLC.

From the descriptions, we learn also that there will be a standalone story mode completely dedicated to the co-op, "Call of Duty: WWII's co-operative mode unleashes a new and original story".

A 2017 Call of Duty beta would allow Sledgehammer Games to test servers as well as work on weapon balancing and skill progression ahead of an official release.