Call of Duty is taking us to World War II this year. After almost two decades we are going back to this iconic setting that made Call of Duty what it is today. Activision has already said that the game will not shy away from mature topics and according to Historian Martin Morgan, Call of Duty: WWII could be the biggest thing to happen to this subject matter.
He explained by saying that we live in a time where people read less and less. Their memory spans are short as well and many of the veterans he recently interviewed have passed, and this happens every week. The memory of World War II is fading but Call of Duty could regenerate interest in this era.
The living memory of this conflict is receding very quickly. Just this past week, three veterans that I’ve interviewed have died, and that happens every week. I’ve written two books; nobody read them. We’re living in a world where people read less and less. What’s going to replace it? Projects like this that have strong emotional themes, and also strong educational themes
Call of Duty: WWII reveals trailer is the most liked in franchise history. The positive reception for Call of Duty means a positive reception for World War II setting. Going back to World War II was a decision made back in 2014 and while some may think it was a reaction to Battlefield 1 and the negative reception for Infinite Warfare, Activision denied it.
Call of Duty: WWII is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this November. More about the game will be shared at E3 2017.