According to a recent statement by Sledgehammer Games’ CEO Glen Schofield, Call of Duty: WWII will feature Operation Cobra in its singleplayer mode. Operation Cobra was an Allied operation that took place several weeks after D-Day, and included a massive aerial bombardment to help end the Normandy Breakout and penetrate France.
Prior to Cobra taking place, the Allies had been hemmed into a narrow strip of land beyond the Normandy beachhead by the German defenses. The operation, which was not only on the ground but also in the air, helped the Allied armies to break out of the French bocage country that had helped Germany to pen them in since D-Day.
D-Day levels are nothing new to a lot of Call of Duty games; nearly every Call of Duty game had a D-Day level if you played an American soldier, but what happens after, the Normandy Breakout and other events around it, are often skimmed over.
Schofield has said that Operation Cobra would only be one famous battle that would also be a part of Call of Duty: WWII’s campaign. Other battles like the D-Day Landings, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Battle of Paris will also be a part of the campaign.
In addition to playing these various battles as US Army soldiers, players will also be taking on the role of a French Resistance fighter.
While there’s no telling if we’ll be going anywhere but the ground during the game, to fly a bomber and defend it from enemy planes during the game would definitely be a cool moment that hasn’t been in many Call of Duty games.
Call of Duty: WWII will be releasing on November 3 of this year on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing some gameplay at one of the E3 conferences when it starts in mid-June.