Sledgehammer Games says it’s working on “thematically appropriate” ways to implement Call of Duty‘s robust selection of multiplayer modes in Call of Duty: WW2. That includes the popular Uplink mode, which charges two teams with scoring points via throwing or carrying a “ball” into a goal. Uplink is a great example of why this mode is challenging to bring into World War 2, as it prominently features jet pack movement and even the ball is a satellite drone.
Speaking to Daily Star, Michael Condrey of Sledgehammer Games offered the following thoughts on Uplink and other game modes in Call of Duty: WW2:
“We haven’t announced all the modes we’re bringing to the game … we introduced Uplink in Advanced Warfare and we have a lot of heart for that. So we’re looking to make that thematically appropriate for WW2. It’s something we’re still working on. There will be a much broader suite of modes.”
The impulsive reaction to Condrey’s comments might be to assume that Uplink, or a similar mode thematically built for World War 2, won’t be in the game at launch. That may not be the case, however, as Condrey says Sledgehammer has yet to revealed all of Call of Duty: WW2‘s multiplayer modes. There’s still an opportunity for the studio to surprise fans in the months to come.
For context, Condrey goes on to describe what “thematically appropriate” means with regards to Uplink in Sledgehammer’s previous game, Advanced Warfare. He says that Uplink in that game was based around “fast movement” and “boost jump,” noting that those are both unrealistic for Call of Duty: WW2‘s gameplay.
Uplink provided an opportunity to showcase Advanced Warfare in ways that the other modes couldn’t, which is why it was important to the game. If Sledgehammer can find away for Uplink to be important within Call of Duty WW2, then it’ll be there.
Uplink might even make it into Call of Duty: WW2 even if it doesn’t make perfect sense. Condrey’s final thoughts with regard to Uplink say that the game mode holds a special place in the hearts of Sledgehammer games. The studio may not have revealed its plans for Uplink yet, but it has, “a lot of heart to figure that out.”
It’s likely a safe bet that Call of Duty: WW2 will be receiving an Uplink-like mode either at launch or not long thereafter. The game will have zombies after all, so why not some sports?
Call of Duty: WW2 releases November 3, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Daily Star