Call of Duty will be set on the battlefields of the 20th century's most monumental conflicts, thrusting players into gripping cinematic, authentic warfare. through the eyes of the common soldier. The first game in the Call of Duty series will be a gritty World War 2 game for the PC that will see players take on the roles of 3 totally different soldiers in 3 totally different campaigns. Players will experience the war from the perspective of a U.S. paratrooper, a British commando and a Russian infantryman who will each have varying roles and duties. There's a no 'one man against the war' approach in this game, players will fight along side fellow soldiers in epic battle sequences and experience just what war was like for an unsung hero in World War 2. Missions include battlefield assaults, search and rescue missions, stealth missions, sabotage missions, vehicle chases and tank battles.
"Infinity Ward's (the developers) mission is to make a game that is as historically accurate and realistic as possible" says Infinity Wards president Grant Collier, "[Call of Duty] will bring a new level of cinematic action to the genre. We are constantly researching locales, time periods, weapons and vehicles in order to immerse players in the harsh realities of World War II. When gamers get their hands on Call of Duty, they will experience gripping battle sequences, ultra realistic environments, and in-the-trenches non-stop gameplay that will blow them away"
"The Call of Duty brand will deliver the most authentic, intense and realistic battlefield experience from the perspective of multiple soldiers battling on the frontlines," states Dusty Welch, vice president of global brand management at Activision. "No one soldier, or even one country, single-handedly wins wars, but rather wars are won through the collective efforts, teamwork and bonds of everyday citizen soldiers from an alliance of nationalities who all heed their call of duty. It's the camaraderie of common soldiers coupled with authentic cinematic gameplay that will define the Call of Duty series."
*A release date of later this year (2003) has been set.
*The game will also be ported to some next generation consoles, but no word on what ones.
*Multiplayer has been confirmed.
*CoD is using an updated version of the Return to Castle Wolfenstein engine.