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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

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Comments (24 posts)

dillonthebunny
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 10:57:25 AM
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lets see.....

Treyach,360 as lead console and set in WWII ...three things that make me play CoD4 more, make me love DICEs Battlefield demo and makes me look forward to every other war shooter regardless whether set in the past or present compared to CoD5.

wooooo, flame throwers... burning stuff... darkest CoD ever.

it will be at its darkest once ive shut and locked it away in a cupboard ...lol.

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Tim Speed24
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 11:10:52 AM
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Good luck Treyarch....I don't know how you are going to compete with Infinity Ward's creation when you're going back to WWII and only maximizing it for one console.

I didn't care for Treyarch's other COD games and probably will wait for IW to develope "Modern Warfare 2"...sans COD name.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 11:15:00 AM
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totally agree.

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MarvelZombies
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 11:15:27 AM
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I'm still a bit iffy on this...

The Japan theme is definetly a plus but then going back as russians against Nazi's...idk

Shitbox as the lead console also has me a bit worried...

I guess I will have to wait on this for more details to pop up but one thing is for sure...COD6 will get back to the ingenuity of Infinity Ward

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Ed_Wayne
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 11:19:08 AM
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if it wasn't for activision being greedy and wanting a new cod every year then we wouldn't have to deal with these treyarch rejects. I certainly won't be buying this. I mean resistance 2 will be out in november anyway. And gears 2 if that's your thing.

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KidCallaway123
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 11:43:18 AM
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I won't be buying this one... No Way!

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Xanavi23
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 12:23:03 PM
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Cold day in hell before i buy this one...WWII ? you gotta be joking, been there, done that. This one will fail.

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Solidgearz
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 8:31:01 AM

agreed

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Advent Child
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 3:02:32 PM
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as soon as they said WWII they lost my business

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Minishmaru
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 5:06:35 PM
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I think I'll have to put all my hopes on Resistance 2 but then again...Incognito and Naughty dog...have yet to disappoint me. Treyarch= Strike 1, 360 the leading console= Strike 2...Strike 3 will have to be if they only decide to PORT to the PS3 instead of having a separate division doing it...HEY! I got it! Let Treyarch do the 360 version and IW do the PS3!!! That'd be saweeeeeeeet! lol heres hoping

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 6:05:33 PM
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WARNING I WILL USE ALOT OF CURSE WORDS IN THIS COMMENT:Okay, lets see- WWII what the hell is is that? I bet they are not going to make any sales with that shit. I mean look at all the games that where made using the WWII setting, those games failed! One reason Cod4 was good, was because it used a modern setting rather than a crappy old WWII setting. Second of all who the hell are these guys? I bet COD5 will suck some serious monkey balls[ cod3 did] Third of all this was what really pissed me off, the main consel is 360 WTF is that? and I know what will happen they will make the game good on the 360 and bad on the ps3 because, they will claim "they didn't have enough time on the ps3"

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Schmitty
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 6:20:26 PM
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this definitely shows that treyarch has no idea wat they are doing.

i mean CoD4 was one of the best games ever and they are changing it in the hope of making another great game. stay with what you know will work. IF CoD5 was another modern warfare game tons of people will just automaticly buy it thinking that it will match Cod4.. if IW doesnt take over and try to salvage COD after this one fails then CoD4will be the last good game of one of the greatest series in recent times.

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jvkv77
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 6:50:15 PM
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I just don't understand why they would go back to the borring-overplayed WWII type. STICK TO WHAT WORKED!!!!!

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Qubex
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 7:31:31 PM
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It is insanity meeting insanity :)

Q!

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Tatsujin
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 10:18:23 PM
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Yea... Im not buying this one if it's a port.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 3:08:16 AM
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from the moment i heard Treyarch was heading this game. i automatically denied them my money.

they SERIOUSLY have not learnt a SINGLE thing. it annoys me to see how stupid they are.
cod1,2,3 were mediocre. cod4 was one of the best fps games ever, just the modern warfare setting made it a better game already.

Activision: okay so treyarch you guys are going to be heading up cod5, wat do you think?

Treyarch: oh sweet we get to make ANOTHER WW2 game. it doesnt matter that cod4 has been widely accepted as the best cod game to date. we can beat them by adding a flamethrower....yeah.......YEAH thats it!!! oh oh and ALSO we will develop it for one console then port it to the other. Yessss thats it, i can smell the victory already...

COD4 fans: there goes my business.....

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Darwin
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 2:43:55 PM
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what a let down....COD4 did set the bar, and now they've just kicked it to the ground. Going back to WWII seems weak...why not Vietnam if you want to go retro? As for the possibility that this will be a 360 port for the PS3..screw em'...if any game calls out for blue ray tech, this one should.

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Darkness
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 3:01:38 PM
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Can't they make this game Co-op also. This would be awesome.

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SadSadSamus
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 7:28:15 PM
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It is co-op.
4 player co-op, so I hear.

Anyways, damn people, talk about pessimism.

I, for one, think this game sounds pretty awesome. Burning buildings and foliage = Awesome.

So there going back to ww2. Sure, it's been done WAY too much. Still, that does not mean it wont be good. How many ww2 games have been in the pacific theater? MoH: Rising Sun... eh. What else?

And, besides, their using the COD4 engine and have 2 years to develop it, as opposed to the 11 months of Cod3.
(hell... i didnt think cod3 was extrodinary; but it wasnt bad. And if they could make that game in less then a year this game should be pretty kickass if they have had 2 years AND are using an already good engine.)

Dont be so hard on them. Or... do... It may just give them more reason to make it even better.

But, it makes sense that most of you would be disappointed. This is a PS3 site and the lead platform is Xbox. Good news for me; bad for you. For your sakes I hope they have a good ps3 crew.
However, you're also getting Killzone 2, Resistance 2, and have MGS4. So, I dont feel bad for you.
Seems obvious that Xbox would be the lead platform. What system has COD4 done the best on? What system is, generally, known as the shooter system? What system is most like a pc, which the game is being programmed on? What system has the most consoles in the hands of the public?
You all know the answer. Treyarch has the most to gain from treating Xbox as the console of choice. Bar none.

But, yeah, thats all from me. I'm hoping this game is gonna be excellent. I wouldent doubt that it will be, atleast, really fun.
To all you naysayers... wait and see.

It's no like you have anything to lose.

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 9:15:03 PM

WWII is tired and boring. Problem with WWII in shooters these days is that given the amount of shooters players can and will be able to choose from, few will want to play "another" WWII game. Instead they'll wanna expand their horizons and take part in a different kind of fight. As for which system is a "shooter" system, thats purely subjective...ive played a few shooters on 360 and quite frankly i wasnt impressed by any means. By my "subjection"...i could say PS3 is the better shooter system, what with its better, smaller controls among other things but that would be subjective, yet again ;)

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br0d1n
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 2:41:22 PM
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I agree with Samus, I think it's a little to early to send COD5 to the headsman. I think what it needs is a compelling storyline to reinvigorate an old concept. I think it'd be sweet if they did something like create an alternate timeline, ala Red Alert, or if they made it a more complete experience to really draw you into the feeling of WW2. I love the history of WW2, and Band of Brothers is an amazing series...i keep wishing they could turn that show into a comparable gaming experience.

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AscientDire
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 3:19:27 PM
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I'm probably not going to spend money to buy this game.

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shibby927
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 4:13:38 AM
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"Shitbox"

The shitbox seems to be outselling your awesome PS3. Maybe it's because it is the better system. Developers hate the PS3. Besides if I wanted to have to install games ot play them I'd buy a PC, not a giant overpriced shiny black paperweight that is the PS3.

This game looks promising although I would be wary of it at first because Treyarchs other call of duty attempts haven't been the greatest in my book.

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loliam
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 10:35:53 AM
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I really like the WWII setting. As much as I love COD4, I miss COD2. If Treyarch can keep the game play in line with COD4 and add some valid enhancements, it'll be a winner. I'm not so sure about flamethrowers burning down bushes and buildings... sounds like a way to expose/kill snipers.

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