Call of Duty is returning to its historical roots this year with Call of Duty: World War ll. Sledgehammer Games promises to deliver a blockbuster experience from a dramatic story draw from dramatic and iconic moments from the second world war in historically important locations such as the beaches of Normandy to the Hurtgen Forest.
The time is nearly upon the world, for the war to start all over again for a generation. The roots have been unearthed and the call will be answered, Call of Duty has returned to World War 2. Not only have we had numerous beta's and trailers highlighting the fact that this return is swiftly incoming, we have 2 trailers reminding us of the social side of gaming.
I feel Activision and Sledgehammer Games are feeling the pressure of returning to the genre that made the series so successful. The original Call of Duty games on PC knocked off the then leaders of war games Medal of Honor off the top spot. Call of Duty then pursued a futuristic direction, but if Battlefield 1 is anything to go by, the market has changed.
So here is the multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty WWII that features all manner of weaponry, vehicles and of course, some bloody trench shovel warfare (it was bows a couple years ago, now is the age of the shovel).
Activision have finally listened to their fan base and moved the next iteration of CoD away from the Titanfallrip off genre and back to boots on the ground. The outcry for a back to basics Call of Duty game ha been long overdue, the last being 2008's CoD: World at War featuring the voice talents of the brilliant Keifer Sutherland.
Though it is easy to wonder if the king of FPS games is maybe too late at stepping backwards? Last years Infinite Warfare was met with the lowest sales and easily the quickest price drops of any CoD to date. Will this new/old direction for the series be enough to get people back into the fast paced action that the franchise is known for? There are too many questions to be asked and we just have to wait for answers, but we do not have to wait long.
So E3 kicked off yesterday with Microsoft's Conference and a blistering introduction to the all new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
While we may not have seen any more of Kevin Spacey, we certainly got a far better flavour of what the game will include as we were dropped into the "Induction" campaign level, which follows a group of US Marines as they drop into the battle lines of Seoul, South Korea.