Details about the single-player campaign have begun to arrive, starting with a “diverse cast of characters” that we will be following in Call of Duty: WWII.
Speaking with Polygon in a recent interview, Sledgehammer Games highlighted that its development team wanted to bring to attention how World War II was a global concern. Call of Duty: WWII is not only about “an American war” and the single-player campaign reflects on this aspect by showing the struggles of both sides.
One of the playable characters will be Ronald “Red” Daniels, a nineteen-year-old lad from Texas who never received any form of combat or survival training. He is neither a soldier nor a superhero. He is just a regular kid who got caught in the midst of war, was given a weapon, and told to fight alongside others.
A livestream from earlier this week confirmed that players will also fill the shoes of Rousseau, a French resistance fighter. According to studio co-founder Michael Condrey, “that moment where you join with the French Resistance is a really nice moment.”
He further added that while players will be able to play the French lady, they will mostly stick to the infantry division as frequently hopping between different characters breaks immersion.
Sledgehammer Games has also revealed that Call Of Duty: WWII will feature a new addition to the franchise, Headquarters, which is the place for the players to socialize that will feature “recognition and awards”. However, it is currently unknown what these rewards will be.
Call of Duty: WWII is scheduled for an official release on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In accordance with the partnership between Sony and Activision, owners of PlayStation 4 are guaranteed a 30-day early access to every expansion pack released in the game’s life.
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