In fitting fashion, Sony and Activision decided to make their E3 partnership all about multiplayer. That is, when it came to Call of Duty: WWII, the historically influenced behemoth from Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software.
Although many (including myself) thought that this was a single player trailer, what we saw at Sony’s presser was, indeed, Call of Duty: WWII‘s visceral multiplayer reveal. One that was impressive from start to finish, even if it was very cinematic.
Its complementing press release reads:
Fast-paced, grounded combat returns in Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer. Armed with an arsenal of iconic Allied and Axis weaponry, players are immersed in brutal gameplay as they fight to liberate a continent in the throes of tyranny.
The new Divisions feature redefines how players invest in their MP career, giving them the chance to choose from five divisions, each with their own specialized training and weapons skills. In War Mode, an entirely fresh Call of Duty experience, players must work as a team and fight for control through multiple strategic objectives.
At the end of the day, it makes sense that they’d go with multiplayer tonight. After all, Sony still has its exclusivity deal with Activision, which means that PS4 owners will be the first to play the game’s multiplayer beta (on August 25th), as well as its downloadable content packs. The full game will, of course, be released on November 3rd, more than two months after its beta test.