One series staple will be missing from Call of Duty: WWII: Theater mode.
This mode, which debuted in Call of Duty: Black Ops and has featured in several Call of Duty games since, allowed players to record clips, string them together, and upload and share highlights with other players. However, as lead designer Michael Condrey has revealed, Theater Mode won’t be a part of WWII.
There will not. Very sorry. But the Share functionality on the PS4 is very powerful for capturing and uploading.
— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) July 6, 2017
Fans’ reaction to the reveal has been mixed, with some content creators lamenting the loss of the tools that made video capture and playback easier. PC players in particular may have to set up their own independent recording tools if they want to watch a match back or save clips. Others, though, argue that the video sharing functionalities native to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are just as powerful for players on console, and say that without Theater mode load times will decrease.
Call of Duty: WWII releases on November 3rd for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Michael Condrey on Twitter