Nowadays, a lot of Call Of Duty fans aren’t overly impressed by the recent additions in the franchise, especially those of Advanced/Infinite Warfare, quickly within its release, the trailer of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare became one of the most disliked videos on YouTube, for example. While the game is still selling fairly well all the FPS fans seem to be flocking to Battlefield 1 rather than Infinite Warfare, but now all of that might change soon. Recently, Call Of Duty: World War 2 was leaked online, and it appears to show the Call Of Duty franchise going back to its roots as a WW2 FPS, which is one thing that fans have been asking for, but would it be enough to bring back the fans that Call Of Duty lost?
I feel like Call Of Duty WW2 will be a step in the right direction, what Activision has been doing prior with Call Of Duty hasn’t been working out too well, with many fans wanting remastered versions of older games, or a game going back to the roots of the Call Of Duty franchise, which is exactly what may be confirmed. When people would pick up and play a new Call Of Duty game, there won’t be any flying around in space, no more unrealistic sci-fi combat, no more futuristic settings, just real action, with boots on the ground and a real gun in hand, this is definitely something I will look forward to.
However, I have a few concerns about it, as I would with any game. Firstly, Call Of Duty has been around since 2003, but I feel that it was those games in the late 2000’s and early 2010’s that made it so popular, all the great Call Of Duty games like Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops 2, etc. The earliest games set in WW2 were good games, but they didn’t have the immense popularity of something like Black Ops 2 for example, so maybe some people who are enjoying the current games, or enjoyed the older games wouldn’t be big fans of a WW2 themed game. My last concern would be that a jump from the distant future to the past, might be a very big jump in themes, settings, combat and characters. However, since we’ve already seen the massive differences between Battlefield Hardline/4 and Battlefield 1, I don’t think that’d be too much of an issue.
I’m not too sure on whether the leak is actually true or not, but I’m keeping my hopes up, and due to Activision not having the most success with recent titles, maybe a step back in time could be what Call Of Duty needs to get back in the spotlight and win over it’s fans again. While I’ve never been much of a fan of Call Of Duty, the leak of this “new game” has me excited to see whether it’s true, and where the franchise goes from here.