Some new details for Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII came out today, via a new Q & A piece that was posted over on the PlayStation Blog. In it, Michael Condrey, co-founder for Sledgehammer Games (the sequel’s developer), talks about several subjects surrounding the game, including the eventual replacement of the create-a-class system with the new Divisions feature.
Though Condrey didn’t go into too much detail about what to expect, he did divulge a few notes in regards to what it will mean for the game as a whole. More than likely, we’ll learn more next week when Call of Duty: WWII gets its big unveiling at Sony’s press conference, followed by its floor presence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
For now, he noted, “We’re particularly looking forward to revealing more on Divisions. Divisions fundamentally redefines how players invest in their Multiplayer soldier career. Replacing the create-a-class system, players choose from five iconic World War II divisions each with specific basic combat training, division training and weapon skills. We think it’ll intrigue Call of Duty series veterans, and we can’t wait for our fans to see it for themselves.”
It sounds like the Divisions feature of the game will expand on multiplayer options quite a bit, with each particular section offering something new over the last. While some players that have gotten used to the Create-a-Class system might be feeling a little sore that it’s being left out this time around, there’s still plenty to dig into.
These Divisions promise a lot of depth, with the potential of different loadouts and approaches to battle, as well as the ability to perhaps unlock even more gear for your squad as your progress continues in multiplayer. That would make sense, giving the player even more options to dig into as they jump back into each firefight, and seeing what they can do next with their squad.
Again, more of the specifics are expected to be revealed in just a few days, and then, hopefully, we’ll get a chance to try it out for ourselves with the PlayStation 4 beta, which should be discussed at some point during the E3 presentation. We’ll let you know about any details that emerge.
Meanwhile, you can read the full Call of Duty Q & A here.