Call Of Duty 5 Setting, Details Revealed
Last year's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was not only the best CoD ever, it was also one of the best games of the generation. It loaded up on Game of the Year awards from various publications around the world, and remains one of the most popular titles to date. More people play it online than Halo 3, for God sakes.
Hence, Infinity Ward has set the bar super high for Call of Duty 5, which is being handled by Treyarch, the developer that did CoD before IW. You may be wondering if Treyarch is up to the challenge, so we've got some all-new details for you about the fifth installment: according to Maximum Fear, the baseline information for Call of Duty 5 has been released, and we first learn that Treyarch will use the engine IW used in CoD4. But they're adding a few interesting features, like the ability to burn down buildings and foliage, which opens up a variety of new possibilities and options. As for the setting, we'll be fighting as the US against Japan in a World War II setting, and Treyarch has even hired military adviser and Gulf War veteran Frank Kearsy to help insure a true sense of authenticity. We'll also take control of the Russians to battle the Nazis in Germany.
As for some new gameplay enhancements, we'll get a new party system that lets the leader issue commands to his teammates in single-player mode, ala Rainbow Six. They'll also be adding never-before-seen weapons like the flamethrower, and tossing in extra realism for good measure. For example, bullets will go through certain materials so you need to be careful what you choose for cover. Treyarch claims this will be the "darkest CoD yet," and they'll have two years of development time rather than the 11 months they had for CoD3. Oh, and one final tidbit, which may be bad news for PS3 owners: they're using the Xbox 360 as the lead console. ...unless they assign another part of their team to develop specifically for the PS3 - something a lot of developers are doing these days - we might see a junk PS3 port. But those days should be behind us, so let's hope that's not the case.
Call of Duty 5 certainly has some big shoes to fill, but we still have high expectations.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty 5
6/9/2008 Ben Dutka