Hype has slowly started to build around the new "Call of Duty" game, which transports fans back to World War II. Clearly taking a page from EA's "Battlefield 1", "Call Of Duty: WWII" promises to be an accurate re-creation of historical battles from the era. With that in mind, it might surprise a few people to know that players will not be able to control or fight Nazi forces during multiplayer.

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"When you think about what really happened in the war, the SS and the Nazi forces were doing other things than sitting out there defending Normandy Beach," explained Michael Condrey, the co-studio head at Sledgehammer, during an interview with Game Informer.

During the discussion, a fan question was brought up asking whether during multiplayer someone can only take control of an Ally soldier. This is understandable since despite all the decades that have paced and the medium it is presented in, most people do not feel comfortable taking on the role of a Nazi soldier.

Thankfully, that does not seem to be an issue, as "Call of Duty: WWII" will not provide that option. Condrey and the company's other studio head Glen Schofield provided sound reasoning for this creative discussion, besides trying to avoid a media backlash. Despite what most World War II films portray, the actual war was not simply a case of Ally vs Nazi forces.

Although a straight forward good vs evil narrative might suit a two hour Hollywood product, history is never so black and white.

Most of the major battles were fought against the Axis forces, which included soldiers from countries captured by the Nazi forces.

Therefore, it does make some sense that this so called authentic portrayal of World War II would not include Nazi soldiers in multiplayer.


"Call of Duty: WWII" has launched a beta on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After the rather negative response to "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare", the gaming community let out a sigh of relief when Activision decided to take a step back.

The beta has received a mostly positive response, with a lot of praise heading towards the new "War" mode. It indicates that a return to form could be in the franchise's horizon.

It seems like Activision has learned that always trying to wow us with larger than life scenarios is not always the best route to take, especially since it is not what gamers associated with the "Call of Duty" series.

"Call of Duty: WWII" is set to be released on November 3, 2017.