After a few years of experimenting with future settings and advanced technology, this year’s Call of Duty returns to its roots by heading back to World War II.
Set in the European Theatre of World War II, the game is set to explore real historical events including the Normandy D-Day landings, the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Paris.
Players step into the boots of Red Daniels, a 19 year old recruit seeing action for the first time. The story follows his division, the Fighting First infantry, as they push across Europe through France, Belgium and Germany.
Watch the Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer reveal trailer below:
Activision have given us exclusive access to some of the statistics behind the production of the game:
- It’s taken Sledgehammer 3 years to make Call of Duty: WWII – this is around 26,280 hours and 1,095 days
- Shooting for the game began in 2015
- 62 cameras were used for the motion capture element of shooting
- 14th game in the Call of Duty franchise
- 3rd Call of Duty title for Sledgehammer games
- 14th year and release for the Call of Duty franchise
- The whole of Call of Duty: World War II was shot in 1 single motion capture studio
- 60ft x 30ft was the size of the motion capture studio
- 6 actors were used to make up the cast of Call of Duty: World War II
- Maximum of 12 actors can be shot for game motion capture at a time
View some screenshots from Call of Duty: WWII in our gallery:
In addition to the single player campaign, Call of Duty: WWII will feature co-op play, competitive multiplayer and a new Nazi Zombies co-op experience.
A private beta will be available to players who pre-order the game. This will take place between August 25th-28th on PS4 and September 1st-4th on PS4 and Xbox One.
Call of Duty: WWII is set for release on November 3rd, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Check out the official Call of Duty website for more information.