The Call of Duty franchise had its hardest year yet in 2016. The futuristic Infinite Warfare sold well, but it was eclipsed by competitors in almost every way; Titanfall 2’s classy campaign out shone Call of Duty. Battlefield 1’s 64-player battles in clear terrain made the known Call of Duty formula feel dull.
As Activision put it: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare did not meet expectations. Fans have been agitating for a remix of the series for the 2017 release. It seems as if their voices are being heeded.
Here is what is known thus far, including numerous rumors:
The release date is Nov. 3, 2017. Possible platforms have not been confirmed, but it is surmised to include Xbox One and PS4.
A leak of marketing material revealed that the game will have players land in Normandy on D-Day and fight across Europe through archetypal locations.
The marketing information says the game’s primary campaign relates the story of an unbreakable bond of normal men fighting to retain freedom in a world on the edge of tyranny. Lifelike and cinematic visuals are promised. Other than that, it is not clear what form the major campaign will fill and if it will be one substantial story or more chaptered like Battlefield 1.
In addition, the leaked marketing information detailed a planned multiplayer approach in addition to a standalone co-operative mode.
The multi–player selection will move players across iconic sites from WWII and debut new techniques for players to interact with each other. The co-op will feature an original, new story for players, TechRadar reported.
Those who pre-order the game can access a private beta version prior the game’s Nov. 3 roll-out.
The game will emphasize ‘traditional combat.’ Activision told investors earlier this year Call of Duty will return to its roots.