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New Call of Duty Goes Back to Origins

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Call of Duty announced on April 26, 2017 that the newest edition of the wildly-popular video game franchise will be based on World War II. This news has fans very excited because it brings players back in time, similarly to COD World at War, released in 2008. The game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation and PC.

With recent games like Advanced Warfare, Infinite Warfare and Black Ops 3 having a different style of play, players are happy that the “boots on the ground” style is back in the new Call of DutyWWII. The previous two games had flying and other features that Call of Duty players had never seen before. Many regular COD players on campus had lost interest in the recent games, and were eagerly waiting the newest COD version.

The most recent edition of Call of Duty is Infinite Warfare. With this game, the company made a groundbreaking decision to make a COD Modern Warfare Remastered game. The remastered game was shared inside of the same disk and could not be purchased separately.

This bundling bothered some gamers; they wanted to only purchase Remastered and not Infinite Warfare.

Avid Call of Duty fan junior Brendan Hansen is one of the upset gamers. “With the steep price tag of $80 for the Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered bundle, I felt cheated out of my money because I could not buy the remastered game separately. Activision [company that owns Call of Duty] felt the need to bundle these two games together because of the backlash the Infinite Warfare trailer got with over 3.5 million dislikes on YouTube, and made many fans including myself pay extra for the game we wanted.”

COD: Modern Warfare was one of the original games the company released in 2007 and was one of the most popular games in its time. Fans like junior Sam Milnes was upset about the recent change of gameplay style as the games veered away from their origins.

“I love to play the game, but it is just not as fun when people are flying around like that,” Milnes said. “The boots on the ground approach makes the game much better because it is more realistic.”

Hansen is really looking forward to the second installment of a WWII style game. However, he is not getting his hopes up, due to the underwhelming reputation the past iterations of the games were met with. Sledgehammer Games, known for the controversial implementation of the infamous “jet packs,” is the developer for this upcoming title. “I’m really excited for this new game! Hopefully Sledgehammer doesn’t let us down like they have in the past.”

Call of Duty WWII will be released for purchase on November 3.

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