When it comes to the Call of Duty franchise I have mixed feelings. Some of these feelings are good, and others somewhat bad. We’ve already heard the news that Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be set in the year 2025 which will allow players to see new weaponry, robotics, and so much more.
Now when I heard this news I’ll admit I was pulled in a bit more, due to feeling that they’re finally making a push into what some gamers have been wanting for quite some time. Of course, we don’t know everything yet. Are they using the same graphics engine? What has changed, gameplay wise? Those and many more questions always come up with a new title in the Call of Duty franchise is announced. Well, here is what the team at Activision and Treyarch had to say, and hopefully it answers some of your questions.
“Hands down, this is the most ambitious Call of Duty ever,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We are bringing disruptive innovation to the franchise and we are doing it on several fronts. We’re pushing the boundaries technologically, graphically, and from a narrative and gameplay perspective. At the same time, we need to stay true to the epic realism, authenticity, heart pumping adrenaline, and cinematic action that so many people love and expect from a Call of Duty game. Treyarch’s vision for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will redefine the Call of Duty franchise for the future–both literally and figuratively.”
“With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the team is crafting an experience that Call of Duty fans have never seen before,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch. “We are challenging assumptions on every front, with the single player campaign, Zombies and multiplayer. In the campaign, we are creating a thought-provoking story that introduces branching storylines and meaningful choices that impact the narrative. Running in the multiplayer engine for the first time, Zombies gives players a bigger and more diverse set of gameplay experiences, as well as entirely new ways to wage war with the undead. And in multiplayer, we’re embracing all skill levels and play styles to give players more ways to engage. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, we’re all in and we won’t rest until we’ve launched nothing less than the best Call of Duty we’ve ever made.”
For more information on the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, please visit www.callofduty.com.