Just get Spec Ops: The Line and set it from the perspective of a Heer unit on the Eastern Front: instant game of the year!
That would never ever ever be released, because the amount of "HORFENSIEVE!!!!" bitching that would occur from the slightest hint of a WW2 game with sympathies for the ordinary soldiers of the Axis nations would be all-consuming.
It'd be like 6 Days in Fallujah, except a whole lot worse and a whole lot more "Video Games teach our children to be Derek Vinyard"
ALSO!! COD 4 was set in the future!!