Today’s the day – Activision are finally giving us our first proper look at the next Call of Duty, a WWII based game which many are hoping will be a return to basics for a franchise whose popularity has waned in recent years.
Of course, longtime fans of the franchise will know that Call of Duty has dabbled with World War II quite a bit over the years – it was the setting of the first three games (and numerous expansions), as well as 2008’s World at War.
Given that Activision and the various teams who’ve worked on COD over the years are so well versed in the subject matter, it’ll be interesting to see exactly how Call of Duty: WWII plans to set itself apart from its predecessors.
It’s no secret that gamers were growing increasingly tired of the COD series taking them to futuristic locations, getting further and further away from the perceived core of the franchise.
While these latter games weren’t bad by any stretch (seriously, they aren’t), the consensus seemed to be that Activision had perhaps lost touch with what the fans wanted: Good old fashioned boots on the ground combat in a more realistic setting.
By all accounts it seems that the Sledgehammer Games developed Call of Duty: WWII is the publisher’s way of saying they’re really listening to the fans this time – you can check out the live reveal below, which kicks off at 6pm BST.
You can watch the trailer here:
I am hype.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.