At least a specific set of fans do.
While the last couple of Call of Duty and Battlefield games have either been set in modern times or well into the future, it appears those aren’t always the most beloved settings. One popular YouTuber decided to try and figure out at least what kind of setting people who watch his content would most like to see from the new game.
YouTuber Jackfrags posted the results of his poll and according to his users, the next game should be set in World War II. He does point out that he understands the 55,000 people who replied to this poll do not actually make up most of the Battlefield 5 fan base, but it does illustrate that at least there is a real interest in seeing another game that is set during WWII. This response is actually kind of surprising to us, considering the number of shooters that have already had that particular backdrop.
Among the other choices, which all finished well behind World War II was World War I, the near future, a science fiction setting or the present. World War II garnered more than half the vote at more than 26,000 people while none of the other choices could muster even 10,000 votes. Check out the video and see what he has to say about those findings.