According to a recent talk with Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, the team behind the recently released Call of Duty: WWII, Sledgehammer Games, originally wanted to make a sequel to the 2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
In a recent talk with Newsweek, Hirshberg revealed that the company actually wanted to make Advanced Warfare 2, but didn’t go into specifics on how they changed their minds or if they were denied the opportunity. However, Hirshberg did state that he was always confident in Sledgehammer creating a great World War II game. “We knew they would become historians, that they would tackle it with authenticity, give it tremendous care, and we also knew they would capture the unspeakable scale of World War II.”
Whatever the reasoning behind Sledgehammer focusing on a World War II-themed shooter instead, it obviously worked out for the best. According to recent reports, the game has been the second highest selling game in the franchises history. For more on the recently released first-person shooter, make sure to check out our review:
World War II was the right move. Call of Duty reaches back to its roots to bring players an entry worthy of the series’ namesake. The campaign is emotional, multiplayer is classic, and Nazi Zombies is downright dark and terrifying. No matter which kind of player you are, there is something for everyone, whether it’s a cinematic story, a competitive and social multiplayer, or an immensely difficult battle against undead Nazis. Call of Duty: WWII is another incredible package of experiences, each distinct from the others, but tied together by the unifying themes of World War II that deserve your attention.
Call of Duty: WWII is available now.