Activision: World War II Era Is Not A One-Off For Call of Duty Titles
Sledgehammer Games is taking the Call of Duty franchise back to its roots with the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII, however, Activision doesn’t intend to use the World War 2 setting for just one game and has hinted that there will be multiple Call of Duty titles featuring this era.
Speaking with Game Informer, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg hinted that Call of Duty: WWII is just the first game in a new series of Call of Duty Titles. He stated that World War 2 setting is not a one-off and believes that this era is a “very rich territory”.
Well, you know I can’t reveal things on the slate that are several years off. But no I don’t necessarily see it as a one-off; I think that World War II and historical settings more broadly are very rich territory, and I think there’s every possibility that that could become an area that we explore more than once.
He also talked about the recent Call of Duty games which took the franchise into the future and the most recent one is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. According to Hirshberg, there were too many Call of Duty titles set in the future then there should have been.
Not to make any comment on the quality of the game from last year, but I think that while there were a lot of innovations and a lot of fun new things that players got to do, it was one future game too many.
Also, Sledgehammer Games has ditched the final kill cam in Call of Duty: WWII beta and has replaced it with something similar to that of Overwatch’s Play Of The Game feature. It is still unknown how this mechanic in Call of Duty: WWII beta works but, suggests that there are ways in which it “can recognize as worthy of showing to all the players.”
Call of Duty: WWII is a first-person action shooter in development at Sledgehammer Games and is scheduled to launch on November 3, 2017, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Source: Game Informer