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Call of Duty is Finally Returning to WWII

It's been a long road to the future, space and back, but the next Call of Duty will go back to its roots in World War II, publisher Activision announced today.

Photo: Activision

Photo: Activision

The game will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, which worked on 2014's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. There's no release date yet, but we'll get more details during a worldwide premiere livestream on April 26 at 1 p.m. ET.

During that stream, we expect to see a trailer, some gameplay footage and to find out which systems the game will be available on. If past releases are any indication, we'll likely see the game on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Rumors that the Call of Duty series would return to World War II stared in late March when marketing materials leaked. It makes sense for the series to return to the past setting; Last year's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, set in space, got mixed reviews and didn't sell as well as expected. The game went head to head last holiday with EA's Battlefield 1, which was widely praised for taking a grittier approach and bringing things back to World War I.

We'll have more details after the livestream. The series started in 2003, and hasn't been set in World War II since Call of Duty: World at War, the fifth game in the series, which released in 2008.