Will #VR let games say something new about World War II? via @Hero_Kvatch
  • Thematically, the next iteration in Activision’s juggernaut shooter franchise does indeed go back to where it all began, casting you as a soldier caught in the heat of some of the second World War’s most visceral and storied conflicts.
  • However, the jury’s still out on if developer Sledgehammer Games will be able to recapture the heart and soul of Infinity Ward’s original two Call of Duty games, something that many would argue has been missing from the franchise for a long time.
  • No matter how much this week’s reveal event told me that Call of Duty: WW2 was going to be a game to remember, I couldn’t help feeling like I’d seen it all before.
  • Handling depictions of war might be one of VR’s great struggles in the years to come, but there are plenty of ways to respect and preserve conflict without straying into morally grey areas.
  • As you return to the frontlines for the latest Call of Duty this November, maybe it’s time to start thinking about how this technology could really benefit an increasingly distant story.

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