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Activision CEO talks about the decision to take Call of Duty back to WWII 

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In a new interview with Polygon, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has spoken about the process to decide to take Call of Duty franchise back to its roots in 2017 with WWII. 

Back in 2014, Activision executive team decided it would be time to take the franchise back to World War II era. Activision CEO says the decision for this was brought from the higher ups, but with also being open to developer’s input. Activision wanted Call of Duty to go back to its roots, either way. 

“In this particular case I do think the impetus for the discussion started with those of us who manage the franchise overall.” But it was a discussion and not a pitch, Hirshberg said, “because we know that without a lot of passion and a lot of vision from the team, and a lot of excitement from the team, we’re never going to be successful without those things. So the conversation took on a life of its own very quickly.

These things are always a dialogue because you have to have a creative team that’s passionate about the opportunity, because I don’t know too many great or successful games that have come out of teams that weren’t passionate about making them. The good news is that when we sat down w`ith Michael [Condrey] and Glen [Schofield] and the leaders at Sledge they were immediately super excited about it and they came back with a huge vision not just for how to take us back to our roots, but a lot of new ideas to make it fresh as well.”

It’s a big bet, as the team has to know how to predict where the market will be in 2017. There has to be enthusiasm for the genre, and luckily for Activision, fans want a throwback title. 

“I mean three years ago when we dreamed up this game and decided it was time to go back to our roots, we could not have known at that time that the year we would launch it would be a year in which there would be several World War II movies in the theaters and that there would be other competitors going back to historical settings.“

Activision CEO said that they had to make the bet that WWII would be the right game at the right time, striking a balance with what fans want and innovating. 

“There’s no other franchise in any medium that I can think of that’s got an annual release, first of all, also that stayed on top of the charts for this many years in a row, Hirshberg said. “The most important thing is to find a way to strike … the right balance. If the game’s not familiar enough, then it doesn’t deliver on the things that people love about the franchise. And if it’s not fresh enough, they can get bored. And we’ve dealt with both ends of that continuum.

“But when you get that balance right, I think that’s when you get the best games and the best fan response and the best results overall. I think this is one of those years where it feels like the right game at the right time being made by the right team.”

SOURCE: Polygon

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Warzone devs ‘fast-tracking’ fix for weapon glitch

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Infinity Ward has posted a tweet confirming the studio is fast tracking a fix for the weapon glitch occurring in Call of Duty: Warzone, especially on PC.

The glitch blows the weapon’s polygon out of proportion when rendering causing it to block the entire screen.

This issue started to happen with the Season 5 update last week and is continuing to cause issues for many PC players. Many of the largest PC creators have voiced their frustration over the issue.

In a tweet, the studio confirms they are working to get out a fix ASAP.

A release time frame for this fix is not confirmed at the time of this writing, so stay tuned for updates.

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Call of Duty: WWII now available for free with PS Plus on PS4

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As announced on May 25, Call of Duty: WWII is one of the free games for PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 for the month of June.

Call of Duty: WWII is now available for download on the PlayStation 4 store and is listed as free as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus membership on your account. Once you download it, it is yours to keep forever, as along as you maintain an active PlayStation Plus subscription.

Visit the PlayStation Store HERE to download. Players are also receiving 1,100 Call of Duty Points by downloading Call of Duty: WWII.

Call of Duty® returns to its roots with Call of Duty®: WWII – a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny.

Call of Duty®: WWII creates the definitive World War II next generation experience across three different game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Co-Operative. Featuring stunning visuals, the Campaign transports players to the European theater. Multiplayer marks a return to original, boots-on-the ground Call of Duty® gameplay. Authentic weapons and traditional run-and-gun action immerse you in a vast array of World War II–themed locations.

Call of Duty: WWII was first released in 2017 and developed by Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. The title was Call of Duty’s big venture back to its roots of WWII era since the original release.

Call of Duty: WWII features a full campaign experience, multiplayer experience with new modes like War mode and Headquarters social space, and the co-op Nazi Zombies experience.

The base game is included with PS Plus, and there’s four DLC packs for Call of Duty: WWII also available as an add-on purchase with additional MP maps, War mode maps, and Nazi Zombies experiences.

Call of Duty: WWII is available for FREE with PlayStation Plus from now through Tuesday, July 6.

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Call of Duty: WWII will be FREE with PlayStation Plus on PS4 in June

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PlayStation has announced that a Call of Duty game will be FREE with PlayStation Plus for PlayStation 4 players in June.

The company has announced that the 2017 release of Call of Duty: WWII will be one of the PlayStation Plus free games in June.

Players on PlayStation 4 who are PS Plus subscribers will be able to download and play Call of Duty: WWII for FREE starting Tuesday, May 26 from the PlayStation 4 store on their console.

Once you download it, you can own it permanently as long as you have an active PS+ membership. The offer to download this expires July 6.

Call of Duty: WWII first released on November 2017 and was Sledgehammer Games’ last Call of Duty game release. The title debuted as one of the best selling Call of Duty games on this generation, featuring a campaign taking players back to WWII-era, multiplayer with War mode and Headquarters social place, alongside Nazi Zombies.

Call of Duty: WWII is the third free Call of Duty title for PS Plus members in history. The first was Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in June 2018, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered in March 2019.

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