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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 (opens in new tab) – 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 (opens in new tab)'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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) or the worst games you never played (opens in new tab) – 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.