Call of Duty Tactics: See a glimpse of the CoD RTS that never was

Yesterday may have seen a potential Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 release date teased – but for every CoD game that ends in millions of consumers buying the ticket and taking the (mustache) ride, Activision prefers to stay hush-hush on how many titles don't make the cut. However, Twitter's ever-intrepid Superannuation's come across footage from one such title, a cancelled strategic shooter from Vicarious Visions in the vein of series like Close Combat.

The footage was discovered in the portfolio of animator Steve Nelson – whose page, at time of writing, is down (insert your own Activision conspiracy theory here). We'll leave it to you to speculate as to whether a tactical CoD ranks among the saddest game cancellations of this generation or the worst games you never played – but if you're that desperate to play a game with strategic elements and World War 2 helmets, we're sure you can find one or two alternatives if you look hard enough.


  • shawksta - April 19, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    Hmm, looks interesting, i honestly wouldve taken this over now if they made it and improved the concept.
  • Marteo Broter - April 19, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    Could've been 8 years ago.
  • Jesse1066 - April 19, 2012 7:34 p.m.

    This would have been pretty awesome as a PC exclusive (playing strategy games with a controller is just wrong). Console bashing aside, I'm a big fan of mixing genres and this looks rather clever. It seems a bit odd that it's CoD though.
  • Pwnz0r3d - April 19, 2012 7:54 p.m.

    It looks exactly like Company of Heroes. Yes, infantry command is almost that in depth.

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