This is, of course, in line with earlier reports that the game was going to go back to the series’ traditions. What’s interesting, though, is that it seems Sledgehammer have been teasing this setting for their upcoming shooter for a long time- since Advanced Warfare first came out, in fact.
As far back as April of 2016, Michael Condrey, who is the studio head and co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, wrote in his Twitter bio that among other games, he’s working on “Call of Duty ####“, in which case the four symbols probably mean “WWII”. A bit of a stretch? Not if these rumours turn out to be true.
What’s more, while supporting Advanced Warfare, Sledgehammer Games released several new guns through Supply Drops in the game, such as the MP40, the M1 Garand, and the M1911, all three of which are noticeable old weapons that can be related to the WWII era.