Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Call of Duty Announced

Earlier this week Activision the publisher of Guitar Hero and the Call of Duty series, made an announcement that wasn't a big surprises to a lot of people. Activision announced that they were in the works of publishing a new Call of duty game entitled Call of Duty: World at War. The other information that was provided at the announcement had a lot of people starting to wonder if this new Call of Duty game will actually be a step backwards rather than a step forwards.

The game will be traveling back to its roots to World War II and not the whole modern theme that was used in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Activison has confirmed two campaigns so far; there will be an American campaign which will take place in the Battle of the Pacific and a Soviet campaign which will take place in Europe in the invasion of Germany. The game is being developed by Treyarch and not Infinity Ward who were the developers of Call of Duty 4. If you are not familiar with Treyarchs work they're the developers of Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty 3 and Spider-Man 3. Most of the games that Treyarch have developed in the past have just been mediocre games that offered nothing new or original and this is why a lot of people have gotten a little sceptical that this game will live up to Call of Duty 4.

Even though a lot of people are disappointed with the information that was given at the announcement a lot of information was also given that might make this game actually good. The game has been in development for two years and it will feature Single player co-op, two player split screen and four player online co-op. The developers are also taking a look at the darker corners of WWII with torture scenes and a much more mature subject matter. Tyeyarch have also taken some ideas from Infinity Ward in this latest installment in the Call of Duty series; like the ability to have perks like in Call of Duty 4.
Well really only time will tell if this game lives up to Call of Duty 4 or if it will just be another average shooter.

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