With Call of Duty: WWII set to to be released this November, questions have arised on how the developers over at Sledghammer Games would handle diversity within the game. Activision requested the developers to come up with a way that would allow the possibility of playing as non-white male soldiers when being placed on the Axis side within multiplayer. Sledgehammer is tackling this issue by treating the campaign and multiplayer differently. This will also include how the appearance of swastikas will work.
Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey told Eurogamer, “non-white male soldiers will be playable on the Axis side of multiplayer – despite this not being authentic to the time period. Swastikas will appear in Call of Duty: WW2’s campaign, but won’t be present in multiplayer. Call of Duty: WW2’s campaign is about telling an authentic World War 2 story, whereas multiplayer is about putting the player’s avatar, whatever it may be, inside a World War 2-themed shooter.”
Call of Duty: WWII will release on November 3rd, 2017 for for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. If you missed out on the E3 Multiplayer Reveal Trailer check it out here.
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