Sledgehammer games has announced that there will not be a Call of Duty: WW2 theater mode for the game. The studio has said that the share function of the Playstation 4 is more than enough for players to be able to record and post gameplay that they’ve done in the game.
Theater mode in Call of Duty games basically allows the same function, but it’s only been in certain Call of Duty games in the past few years. The last one to include it was the previous Treyarch Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
Considering that not implementing a certain niche mechanic means less work for the developers, it’s not surprising that Sledgehammer isn’t putting in a Call of Duty: WW2 theater mode. Some players have also approved of the decision, as it will cut down load times for the game.
At the same time, it won’t be a popular decision for a lot of YouTubers out there. Theater Mode is an easy way in Call of Duty games for YouTubers and Let’s Players to get content out, but if there isn’t one in the new Call of Duty they’ll have to make due with the Share function, or use capture software like OBS.
There’s a lot that we don’t really know about the newest Call of Duty yet, aside from a few tidbits like that it will go through multiple protagonists such as American soldiers and a French Resistance fighter, and that it will include a Nazi Zombies mode.
Hopefully a lack of a Call of Duty: WW2 Theater mode won’t impact the game’s multiplayer scene too much; after all, it might be better for players to record their gameplay themselves, rather than rely on the Playstation 4 or the game’s Theater Mode to do it. Call of Duty: WW2 comes out on November 3 of this year for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.