Before I begin this article, I’m going to suggest we take this information with a hefty pinch of salt. The source providing the below information is a little suspect so I’m probably going to continue the article writing more about the idea rather than jumping for joy that this is fact. The ‘news’ is that Amazon has apparently leaked the box art of Treyarch’s next Call of Duty game, which is said to be World at War II, the box art, which seems pretty genuine, could in fact be nothing more than a good photoshop job.
Call of Duty: World at War launched in 2007 following the unprecedented success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Treyarch didn’t try anything fancy with World at War and the battle between Infinity Ward and Treyarch hadn’t really begun until the years to follow. World at War was truly a great game, it didn’t have any fancy frills or spectacular game-changing features, instead Treyarch focused on creating a truly great game.
Not only that, but World at War provided us with one of the best game modes aside from the campaign and multiplayer – Zombies. Ever since World at War we’ve had an increasingly incredible Zombie’s experience and even Infinity Ward has tried their hand at a wave-based mode with Extinction. So to hear that Treyarch may be working on a new World at War really does spark some excitement.
But then there’s the circumstances in which this supposed leak appeared. The report comes from GamerHeadlines who’ve apparently discovered a listing on Amazon for Treyarch’s next game, Call of Duty: World at War II. They provided the leaked box art which they claim is just a “placeholder” but they don’t provide any links to the Amazon listing which they claim to have found it on. So as I said, this is a little suspect.
If this were true, I’d really love to see what Treyarch could offer with a World War I or II setting with the tech offered by the latest-gen consoles. Treyarch have done a fantastic job introducing new ideas into Call of Duty, so I have hope, albeit very little, that this will happen.
The fact that this has been ‘leaked’ before the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and even before we’ve seen any true multiplayer footage from Sledgehammer Games first Call of Duty offering, leads me to believe that this isn’t as legitimate as it could be.
What are your thoughts?