Just yesterday, there was a leak of CoD: WWII info that told us several things: that we will start from Normandy’s D-day, that there will be a co-op mode which might be separate from the single player, and that there will be a closed beta for those who pre-order the game. The leak machine must be working overtime, because today we gained new information.
This time around there is the info regarding the “private beta” which will arrive on Playstation first. As can be seen from the picture, this is a “Pro Edition”, containing the game, a steelbook, and the season pass. Oh, and the beta comes to Playstation first. Nothing new then, there will be post-launch DLC, and Sony gets a bit of “exclusivity” through beta, probably thanks to its better position on the market.
The game is expected to launch on November 3, 2017, which fits the standard for Call of Duty games, however, there has been no official announcement yet. The co-op mode and the possibility of receiving a separate story for it does sound very enticing. After years of “modern” shooters, the two main competitors, Battlefield and Call of Duty, have gone to the past for inspiration. EA Dice has done it very successfully, it remains to be seen whether Sledgehammer Games and Activision will be able to pull it off as well.
The question of leaks still remains a bit weird. Is the fanbase really that passionate about the game returning to its roots that they cannot wait to share new information with the public? Or is there a bit of a “play” by the publisher trying to generate groundswell in a more organic way. Scratch that, actually it does not matter. Everyone is writing about it anyway.