Wednesday April 26, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII Livestream and Reveal Trailer

More details have been released on the upcoming title Call of Duty: WWII with a livestream containing not only the previously mentioned reveal trailer, but hosting an interview session from London. Highlighted with development information from Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, and Sledgehammer Games Co-Founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey, the stream contained plenty of insight to the process of revisiting this historic era for the vastly popular series.

When we greenlit this game three years ago now, we knew it was time for us to go back to our roots.

آ… It also strives to capture the intense bonds of brotherhood that came from common, everyday people, who rose above the most epic and horrible conflict in human history.

Set in the European Theatre primarily between 1944-1945, development of the game seemed to maintain an emphasis on staying true and "respectful" to one of the most trying eras in human history, as Glen Schofield would elaborate:

We spent two and a half years researching, studying, taking thousands of photos, watching documentaries, and meeting with World War II veterans. We visited museums, driven vehicles, fired weapons, and used photogrammetry techniques to capture even the tiniest details.

A few new multiplayer modes were announced though not expanded on in-depth, as those will be covered more intently at E3. Those new modes will be available as part of a private beta later this year, with access coming to those who pre-order Call of Duty: WWII. The title has an expected release date of November 3, 2017.