Michael Condrey, the co-founder and studio head of Sledgehammer Games sat down with PlayStation to talk a bit about the upcoming Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: WWII. In the Q&A, Condrey covered a bit more ground on the game's multiplayer feature which hasn't been detailed yet (but will be shown off at E3 next week).
When asked on multiplayer game modes, Condrey reiterated that they couldn't talk about the feature in depth, but did offer some details.
What I can say is, expect authentic WWII weapons, iconic battle locations, and a ton of new ways to compete.
…one of the most exciting new modes in our multiplayer experience is War Mode, which we can talk about a bit. The goal with War Mode was to create new ways to immerse players in iconic, PVP WW2 battles. War Mode is just that, a narrative based mode where Allied and Axis soldiers clash in team-driven assault & defend gameplay in the fight for strategic objectives. We partnered with Raven Software for development on War Mode.
As for returning features, Condrey revealed that Creat-a-Class is no more and has been replaced by a new feature.
What will the create-a-class system be in multiplayer? And will we see never-before-seen perks?
Michael Condrey: We’re days away from E3 2017 and the team at Sledgehammer Games can hardly wait to share more on our multiplayer plans. We’re particularly looking forward to revealing more on Divisions. Divisions fundamentally redefines how players invest in their Multiplayer soldier career. Replacing the create-a-class system, players choose from five iconic World War II divisions each with specific basic combat training, division training and weapon skills. We think it’ll intrigue Call of Duty series veterans, and we can’t wait for our fans to see it for themselves.
The rest of the Q&A covers old ground, but you can check it out here.
We have heard that the game will not feature Unlimited Sprint, as well as how the game will address racism, how Axis characters/factions will not be playable, and a bit on how the game's campaign story will be told.
Call of Duty: WWII is set to release on November 3rd, 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will have timed-exclusive DLC for the PS4 (30 days) and will get a beta on the PS4 first as well (pre-ordering will get you access to a private beta that will be at least three days long and on all available platforms). Other platforms will be getting the DLC and beta afterward.