The release of Activision and Sledgehammer Games' "Call of Duty: WWII" is fast approaching, as it will arrive on PC's and consoles this November. Ahead of its release, the studio has taken time to talk about how the game's themes are reflective of the world's current events. Gamespot reported that while it seems there's some "political motivation" behind the release of the upcoming game, creators insist that it was merely "coincidental," given that it takes a few years to develop a game. In fact, Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey admitted that the current events plaguing the United States today has not "affected us or changed our strategy or our message" because development of the game occurred years ago.

Nonetheless, the creators from the beginning always wanted to tell a "story of camaraderie and heroism" in what they call an "important time in human history."

Game set in World War II

"Call of Duty: WWII" is the 14th primary installment in the franchise, following the release of "Call of Duty: World at War" back in 2008. The upcoming first-person shooter video game is set in the European theatre war and will follow a squad in the 1st Infantry Division as they bravely endure the battles on the Western Front. Despite the game being based on events from decades ago, Sledgehammer's Michael Condrey believes that the subject of the game is "still as important today" as when they first decided on it years ago. He said that the reason why they are retelling it is that "so it doesn't happen again." He added that as a society, it's important to keep the learnings from the real World War II alive because it's "too important an infliction moment in human history" for people to just forget.

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Upcoming game is the most 'profound, personal' one

Michael Condry also shared that among all the games he's ever worked on, the upcoming "Call of Duty: WWII" is definitely the "most personal and profound" one he's ever gotten the chance to work on. But all the other games that he has to his name doesn't have the "historical weight and meaning" as this one that's going to be launched this November 3. "Call of Duty: WWII" is directed by Bret Robbins and Dennis Adams, and will head to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this November 3. The open beta for PC is now ongoing and will conclude on October 2. For more information on how to participate in the PC open beta, make sure to log on to store.steampowered.com.