With the existence of Call of Duty: WW2 being made official over the weekend, it's time to write off the original leak a huge success and place all that hope into another.
Since the official announcement last week, the PR nightmare of Acitivision's latest Call of Duty offering was seemingly under control. Leaked months in advance and mentioned in their earnings report soon after, Call of Duty: WW2 was something we knew of - but couldn't guarantee.
Having sprung another leak in their support line, however, Activision may have had their plans ruined yet again as marketing materials likely sent out to retailers (or simply on their way) have appeared online likely slipping out the details planned for an upcoming livestream by developers Sledgehammer Games in the next few days.
The promotional materials are likely what we'll see adorning store shelves leading up to the game's November 3 release date revealing features like separate co-op story-mode and "new ways to interact and socialize” uttered about its usual multiplayer modes.
The description of the game itself certainly paints the picture of the Second World War we've long wished the shooter series to hearken back to. “Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny,”
Of course, we can't speak for everyone. But the growing reliance on futuristic warfare has landed the classic shooter series in some muddy water year after year. Battlefield 1 received a strong reaction for heading back into the past, and Activision seem to now realise its something they should have done a long time ago. Expect all the details on April 26.