I honestly did not think I'd be waiting for this thing. But hey, Call of Duty: WWII might just be a surprise after all.
The environments included in this story trailer look like urban centers in France, rural areas, and what could be the Ardennes Forest (the Battle of the Bulge is said to be featured heavily in the game). What's more, it even looks like Call of Duty: WWII is going where no war feature that focuses exclusively on soldiers has ever gone before (besides the miniseries Band of Brothers) with the inclusion of at least a cutscene in which a German officer selects Jewish soldiers to board a train.
Here's hoping it's not just a throwaway scene, and that the developers have found a way to respectfully depict the experiences of a prisoner of war or Holocaust survivor in gameplay.
On top of that, this has got to be some of the most beautiful CGI I've ever seen in a game. There's a shot in the middle of the trailer where the character onscreen actually looks real.
I know I can be unnecessarily harsh on this game, but it's not like the franchise hasn't earned that. We'll see if Call of Duty: WWII gets players away from the Hollywood setup of blockbuster videogames and show them a more human experience when it releases 3 November.