World at War was the first Call of Duty game I played for the Xbox, and as such it has a special place in my heart. Even though it’s multiplayer lobbies were overrun with modders flying around the map shooting Ray Guns last time I booted up the old 360 and took a drive down memory lane, I cant help but feel a certain sense of nostalgia as I drive my T-34 around the map blasting the Soviet national anthem like the filthy Communist I am. That is why I was so excited when I discovered a Kickstarter campaign aimed at creating a sequel to World At War, this time centered exclusively on Victor Reznov.
The games campaign aims at filling in some of the gaps between his life between the Battle of Berlin and his death in Call of Duty Black Ops. As stated by a very enthusiastic Treyarch, the game will feature a twelve hour main campaign in addition to the multiplayer and Zombies. When asked for details about what to expect during the storyline, players were told to expect several ‘familiar faces.’
The campaign aims to capture the grit and humanity of the first World at War while introducing the graphics and gameplay quality of 2016, and according to the Kickstarter page it’ll be available for release sometime by 2018. When asked why Kickstarter when they could have very easily funded it themselves, Treyarch replied by stating that ‘we wanted to give devoted fans a chance to be involved in the process, more so than any other Call of Duty game we’ve made before.’
If you’d like to check it out, maybe leave a small donation, the Kickstarter campaign can be found here.