Call of Duty: WWII is taking the series back to its roots but unlike most WW based games Sledgehammer’s story won’t sidestep dark topics such as the Holocaust. The game will respectfully tackle Holocaust as well as racism during the World War II. According to the developers of the game, Call of Duty will tell a mature story which is aiming to be as historically accurate as possible.
During the Holocaust, Nazi forces took part in a genocide of over 6 million Europen Jews. It is a dark topic which demands respect and cautiousness. Sledgehammer will not shy away from the topic and plans to take it head on. In an interview, creative director Bret Robbins stated that “some very, very dark things happened during this conflict and it felt wrong for us to ignore that.”
Th Holocaust is just among one of the events that took place during this time. The whole timeline of the 1940’s was filled with intolerance and racism. These are actually very big parts of the main storyline of Call of Duty: WWII. The lead characters of the game will deal with these issues. The best friend of our lead hero is a Jewish man named Zussman.
“Right out of the gate we tackle the fact head-on that not everyone in the squad is comfortable with the fact that he’s Jewish. And that was just a reality of the time. This is something this character has had to deal with his entire life. We absolutely show atrocities. It’s an unfortunate part of the history, but … you can’t tell an authentic, truthful story without going there. So we went there”
Call of Duty: WWII is releasing on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.