Many longtime fans of the Call of Duty series were excited to hear the shooter would return to its World War II roots in the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII. Activision has revealed a few details here and there to appease eager fans, a recent livestream on Facebook has revealed even more.
According to VentureBeat, developer Sledgehammer Games released a “Making Call of Duty” livestream on Tuesday, in which senior creative director Bret Robbins answered some questions from gamers about what will and will not be included in the final game. Robbins did confirm that the game will include a level or levels from the Battle of the Bulge, Germany’s last major offensive campaign in its western theater.
Activision and Sledgehammer Games are really pushing the grittiness and intense portrayal of war in this game, which will put players in the shoes of two soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, which saw some of the bloodiest battles in the European theatre. Some of the battles that have been confirmed to be in the game include the landing at Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy (which was memorably recreated in the opening of Saving Private Ryan), as well as the fierce Battle of Hurtgen Forest in Germany. Robbins also said that the game would include some very bloody scenes, as a way to “show what war was really like.”
However, he did decline to answer a few other pressing questions. Despite Sledgehammer cofounder Glen Schofield’s intention to show the humanity of both sides of the war, Robbins refused to give any indication whether players will be able to play as German soldiers in the single-player campaign, preferring to leave that a “mystery.” He also declined to answer whether the game would use regenerating health, a modern shooter mechanic that some have criticized as being unrealistic.
Call of Duty: WWII is set to be released worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 3, 2017.