Published on February 3rd, 2011 | by GOODKyle
Should a Future Call of Duty Title 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?