Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Should the next Call of Duty take place in the future?




Look upon the title of this article and put some much needed thought into it. Almost every usable war has been imitated by the Call of Duty franchise. Now realize that it is speculated by “industry sources” the next Call of Duty game (which is being made by Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software and Infinity Ward) will take place in the future while in Space. This is a big step
for a franchise which has based itself solely on realism. But what is realism in this sense? What can’t occur in real life based on physics, what can’t occur for now because the technology doesn’t exist, or whatever our minds can fathom?

If a Call of Duty game will take place in the future, will we be expected to see “robot” armor and sci-fi guns (like Vanquish)? Perhaps the 3 developers can cook up an imaginary war that happens only a FEW years in the future. That way we won’t expect all the tech and futuristic ideas associated with “the future”. In fact, it would be very interesting to see a made up battle with the assumptions of war we have now. Instead of more sci-fi looking guns there could be upgrades to our modern weapons, such as larger magazines, automatic reload tool, incendiary bullets, electrical grenades, or just more stylish sights.

So with that said, Call of Duty doesn’t seem like Call of Duty if it was full of futuristic armor, made up future guns, and Space involvement. Slightly in the future seems reasonable for a Call of Duty’s story at best. So if the “industries sources” rumors are true, how much of this new Call of Duty game will be Call of Duty? To establish that we’ll have to look back on what realism truly is.

Let’s say this new Call of Duty game has an interactive bubble shield to protect your health. Is this against the law of nature or possible but lacking in technology as of now? Maybe they’ll be some weird new invention that has no possible way of ever coming into existence within the game or real life. Now question if a Call of Duty game should even be thought about like this. In the end, Activision has pretty much taped out every available war for a video game. So looking towards the future is an acceptable procedure but don’t overdo it to lose the Call of Duty feel. This could be an easy event because people think future wars consist of technology based science fiction over combat. (However, MAG pulled off the future war but still modern affair nicely).

How many followers think Call of Duty could work in Space?



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30 comments:

  1. I would say no. And that they should really calm down a bit with the sequels.

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  2. Space war? Nah doesn't fit their style.
    A war in the future on earth? Very plausibe.

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  3. I'd be completely fine if the series got a facelift. It's a trend setter and I wouldn't mind a new mainstream gimmick on gaming.

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  4. I think they need to do something to change the game, if even slightly.

    You should check out my COD review:

    http://criticalhitreview.blogspot.com/2011/02/call-of-duty-same-ops.html

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  5. I wish it wouldn't. I like COD much better when it was in the past.

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  6. Well CoD needs to do something to change it's image but I don't think the future is it. Everyone goes there eventualy and most of the times it doesn't seem to work out very well.

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  7. Space would be an amazing point for them. They need to step up their game and start getting creative or else they are going to lose fans. I think the space setting will keep people interested and coming back for more.

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  8. Nah, dont think it would work in space, leave the space wars to Starcraft

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  9. They should keep COD historical, not future setting

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  10. I say no to space COD .
    Call of duty is not HALO . Halo is not COD .

    Concepts are totally different , halo is fiction . Cod is history/present

    I prefer this stay like it is .

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  11. wouldn´t work, every lowgrav map sucked in previous FPS

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  12. I hope not but if it is oh well still will be good loved most of the CoD

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  13. I'm not sure that there would be enough story in that. Still, I would buy :D

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  14. If COD went into space it would cease to be the same game and would probably ruin the realistic appeal of the current game.

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  15. I would like that kind of changes. Current war games bore me to tears.

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  16. I think COD should stop honestly. Space is the only place to go honestly. We've all played the same story over and over with different skins through all the titles: Battlefield, Medal of Honor, etc.

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  17. They don't need to make a new game, just keep with what they have and update it.

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  18. Can't wait till call of duty, America the police of the world.

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  19. Hell yea they should. I'm tired of COD and them trying to milk people out their money, make something a bit more original dammit!

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  20. It's hard to accurately predict future warfare. Do you think people in WWI thought the next world war would involve nuclear bombs?

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  21. How about Call of Duty: Cavemen with lightsabers?

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  22. i doubt the current call of duty could work in space but the franchise in my opinion is growing a little tired now and they need to change the formula to keep fans interested

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