Activision is back in the news again, but this time with nary a lawsuit in sight (so far). Congratulations to them, as they can now change the “It has been __ many days since our last lawsuit” sign to 13 days.
Details are beginning to come out about the newest game in the Call of Duty franchise. Initial reports set the game during the Vietnam War, which is correct, but Vietnam is likely to be just one of many settings for the game, and the focus will be on the Cold War era, rather than a single location or conflict. Switching between locales is common for the Call of Duty series, and Treyarch’s last entry, Call of Duty: World at War, focused on two separate plot lines- one following a Russian soldier on the march to Berlin, and another focusing on an American marine fighting the Japanese in the Pacific Theater.
USA Today has had a chance to see the game in action and play a short section of the game. The demo level called “WMD”, is set in the Ural Mountains during 1968, and follows a group of four soldiers as they fight Russian troops. The level begins with players taking an overhead view from an SR-71 Blackbird and commanding the movements of the soldiers, before taking control of a soldier on the ground.
Treyarch has also confirmed that the game will have a two to four player cooperative mode, the story will follow at least two main characters, and the game will likely span several years.
As with all sequels, expect new weapons and gadgets, including a crossbow that was previewed in the level. New types of ammo will also be available for use.