Gibraltar set to appear in popular military game
Gibraltar appears set to feature in the latest edition of Call of Duty, one of the most popular first-person shooting games in recent years.
Sledgehammer Games, which developed the game, will reveal further details Call of Duty: World War II on Wednesday evening.
In the build-up to the worldwide reveal, company founder Michael Condrey posted a video of himself addressing fans from the top of the Rock, which he described as ‘a secret location’.
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That prompted speculation that the game, which will challenge players with realistic and historically-accurate battle scenarios set in WWII, will include at least some sections based in Gibraltar.
The Rock played an important role in during the war and was a critical staging post for Allied military activity in the Mediterranean.
Bristling with cannon and armaments, the Rock commanded control of the Strait of Gibraltar, a critical maritime chokepoint vital to the war effort.
Although the Call of Duty franchise has focused on modern warfare scenarios for some time, its first editions were set in WWII.