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Activision Source: Third-Person Call of Duty Canned

  A source from the soon-to-be-defunct Activision Underground studio has filled Kotaku in about the third-person Call of Duty game we spoke about a few days back. Even though Activision issued a denial of Infinity Ward seeking development exclusivity, and thus being responsible for the studio's axe, there's still more to be solved here.

   The source claims that, yes, they were working on a third-person COD game, and that it would play more like a Tom Clancy game, as opposed to a Call of Duty game. Kotaku's source states the game would've boasted "very different kinds of gameplay", and that it would deal with special ops fighters. But the game's been canned, and with good reason.

   Allegedly, the game was a "mess" with a "terrible" story that "...took every cliche you hated from every other squad-based military shooter and stuffed it into COD." Both Activision and Infinity Ward "had a fit" after witnessing how amateurish the entire effort was. And amateurish seems to be the right word to describe the game, as the game's creative director "hired a team of utter beginners and tossed the project to them without any metrics or direction". Wow.

   So now the new belief, and it makes sense too, is that the studio was canned because of its poor showing of the third-person COD game. We're going to say that the studio's ending was a combination of both reports: not being able to execute a task properly, and not having a new title lined up for development.

4/24/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 1:06:18 PM

i really liked this idea,pitty.
heres to making a 3rd person killzone game for the ps3,here, here.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 1:33:05 PM

Thank God

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 3:32:47 PM


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Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 5:39:33 PM

Metal Gear Solid would have easily blown it out of the water or out of the WWII age in this case...

You all guess why Tom Clancy hasn't released any games recently: Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots is coming up and it has a tidle wave of awesomeness coming also...yes awesomeness...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 10:11:46 PM

I have to agree with you :)


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Friday, April 25, 2008 @ 11:54:52 AM

The reason why they haven't released any games lately is because they just released Vegas 2 March 18th. So yes it is because of Metal Gear Solid 4... NOT! Get your facts right before you make stupid comments... Oh and I am buying MGS4 Limited Edition so yeah, I know that it will be good... GREAT sorry...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 9:47:01 PM

ahh this sounded to good to be true... on another note i know metal gear should live up to its name, but im also pretty sure rainbow six: vegas 2 was released about a month ago, and that the game im actually excited about END WAR and H.A.W.X also tom clancy is being released this fall, i guess i dont understand what your trying to say here, besides the simple fact MGS is gonna be good!

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Monday, April 28, 2008 @ 9:02:16 AM

a 3rd person COD would be a beautiful thing for those of us that LOVE the game but have difficulty with the motion sickness part of it.

Maybe they can figure out how to get it done the right way and give us 3rd person people something to look forward to in the future.

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