Following the release of Call of Duty: WWII, it was clear that the futuristic setting for shooters was soon to be over. And the WWII setting that people insisted they were over a decade ago are back. With handful of rumours suggesting DICE’S Battlefield series will be seeing an instalment returning to WWII, fans of the genre have had it.
While the futuristic setting of the past few years engaged fans for a while, running on walls and having the bullet count on the gun just couldn’t stay. But as the attention span of the average gamer gets shorter, so do the stay of trends [EDITOR’S NOTE- and these posts, apparently]. While WWII games were popular at the start of the 360/PS3 era, their presence may dry up before the 8th gen is even over.
Many argue that the depictions of WWII action in video games are disrespectful to the actual events of the war. On the other side of the argument, there are those who say that this depiction is exactly what is needed to get kids more excited about joining the military. But when WWIII starts and Koreans are wall running and double jumping, how will America fight back with dated WWII experience?