I don’t know who Activision is paying to do the facial models in the latest Call of Duty, but hot damn they’re doing a fine job.
2017 has focused on faces and facial animations a little more than anyone would have expected. That’s probably thanks to Andromeda, but also because graphics have evolved to the point where small flaws really stand out especially when you’re going for hyperrealism.
That’s always been Call of Duty‘s MO, but COD: WWII is another thing entirely. The faces in this game are ridiculous, and this is just from the latest cinematic trailer.
You can watch it all in the story trailer below. It seems like it’ll cover fairly familiar ground for video games: a squad survives the beach landing in Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge is involved and there’s a series of skirmishes throughout Germany.
Call of Duty: WW2 comes out November 3.