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CoD5 Must "Redefine The Genre"

Not long ago, Treyarch revealed their plans for Call of Duty 5, which includes a return to the traditional World War II setting the franchise had always adopted before Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Many gamers have difficulty finding the logic in this, considering how great the latter title was, but Treyarch understands the inherent challenge.

According to CVG, the game's senior producer, Noah Heller, has said very candidly that CoD5 needs to "redefine the genre and be the best shooter possible," or it could be curtains for the franchise. Well, at least he recognizes the situation.

"Modern Warfare opened the door to so many people new to Call of Duty," said Heller. "The game built great fertile ground for us to start on and if we're going to say: 'Look it's Christmas, here's another Call of Duty as you loved it last year', then we need to make sure the game is high quality or people won't trust what Call of Duty is. This has to be the best shooter and has to redefine the World War II genre."

Infinity Ward set the bar awfully high with Modern Warfare; there's no doubt about that. But at the same time, it seems the new/old developer is well aware of what gamers are going to expect, and they had best step up and deliver. Thing is, when a bar gets to be a certain height, it requires the "best" if a future title can leap over it...

Related Game(s): Call of Duty 5

6/13/2008 Ben Dutka

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tanner1
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 1:23:59 PM
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Na ww2 is oldscore now move on respect to infinity ward

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Qubex
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 1:26:17 PM
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It will be a tough call for Treyarch... the expectations are extremely high. CoD5 may be an interesting twist on the WWII genre, but only time will tell.

To be honest, I didn't think CoD3 was bad, I played it alot and actually enjoyed it. I play it from time to time now too. Had some thrilling online battles with it. I have faith Treyarch will come to the party and deliver something "unique" and of high quality for this particular genre.

Quality of graphics, audio, effects and a darn good gameplay mechanic should make CoD5 and enjoyable and thrilling experience. Let's hope they crack it right!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd toO HoMe"

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Bugzbunny109
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 2:10:06 PM
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good

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Lordnicon
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 4:24:58 PM
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Mmmm. It really could be good but im a part of the crowd that is just a little tired of ww2 fps. If somebody wanted to do a creative 3rd person that could fly too. I guess ill just have to see how this develops.

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Minishmaru
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 4:31:10 PM
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I'm not even considering getting CoD5 honestly. WW2 AGAIN?!?! Come on there are soooooo many other times they can do! What about a Revolutionary war theme huh? Sure it won't be as fast paced if i gotta reload my damn black powder each time but its NEW!!! well as far as i know that is

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screw_off
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 6:08:41 PM
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Actually the revolutionary war has been done by History channel. I am honestly not going to get the stupid game either. I am tiered of world war 2. Make it good and I won't buy it. Make it awesome, still a no buy. World War 2 is way to overplayed. Oh wow Nazi's, cool you can kill them. Boo! Give me something that I wasn't able to play on the PS2 with the other 3 CoD's. I want to be able to see color in the uniforms not the old school olive drab. I want more modern affairs. I want to do some lone wolf missions. More sniper missions. G*d Damn you Treyarch, for choosing to go back to the days of olde when you can be modern and advance you company for the best. Might as well make a Call of Duty 6: The Crusaids! Yeah there is an idea! Make a game about killing for the holy land and stealing Jesus stuff! NOT! I think that I speak for the lot of us when I say this... WE WANT MODERN!!!

J2

HOOAH!

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WaR_HaWk
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 9:22:31 PM

agree

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souljah92
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 12:30:34 PM

thank you i fully agree with you, modern warfare was probably one of the best shooters if not THE BEST i have everplayed, the story line was amazing. i have yet to see another shooter with such an amazing story and remember this story took place in a WAR, when ave you ever played a war game with a good story? cod5 has all the aspects of sucking in my opinion, no buy.

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coolistic
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 6:26:24 PM
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I expected the next CoD to be in Vietnam. But I still have some faith in Treyarch to do a good job.

But I want CoD6 to be made by Infinity Ward, and I want it to be called: Call of Duty: Future Warfare.

That would be cool.

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screw_off
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 9:50:46 PM

I don't know about the "Future Warfare". The CoD namesake has made their mark on the video game community by making realistic games. Modern Warfare 2 would be greatly appriciated, but no WWII or unrealistic stuff. I don't really care for stuff like that. I am currently replaying Rainbow 6 Vegas and Vegas 2 due to the realistic mannor. I would play HAZE or Resistance for the unrealistic or a History Channel game for the true-to-life story of past wars. I believe that the past wars have been reconized and should be reconized, but not by the gamer community for 5 years running by the same company. It is cool that the first CoD made game of the year, but the second only sold 1.5 million copies in a year. But in the case of MODERN WARFARE, they sold over 7 million copies in TWO friggin months. That is 4.66667 times better in a sixth of the time. You can figure the rest out. Oh well, I'll help...

MODERN IS COOLER THEN OLD STUFF. ASK YOUR GRANDPARENTS ABOUT WWII NOT PLAY IT ON THE PS3, 360, OR YOUR NEW MAC BOOK AIR.

J2

HOOAH!

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karneli lll
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 6:33:25 PM
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back to ww2, the cash from COD 4 must've gone to their heads

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screw_off
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 9:53:15 PM
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There is a new Call of Duty that is WWII based being released for the PSP this March. I will buy that just because it sounds good, but I will only buy this WWII based PSP game. NO MORE WWII DAMMIT!

J2

HOOAH!

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orangpelupa
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 11:54:50 PM
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i never impressed by Treyuck games, and never will

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The_Vandelizer
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 1:12:39 AM
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screw_off
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 9:22:13 AM

It was a gameplay trailer. It was just broken up into little segments. I think Resistance 2 will be a great game.

J2

HOOAH!

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Xanavi23
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 9:24:19 AM
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Treyarch are pathetic....they want to go back to WWII cause they're lazy...it will allow them to work with "data" they already have rather than actually having to work and start from scratch. COD5 could be the "best shooter of all time" and im still not buying it...WWII was a great war...no other war can currently touch its significance on many levels...however whats done is done and WWII has been done over and over. I have no interest in this game whatsoever, i'll stick with my COD4 and Vegas 2 as my shooters. Treyarch....you will fail...and ill laugh lol.

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screw_off
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 7:30:05 PM

X, I completely agree with you. When, not if, when Treyarch fails beyond their beliefs, we shall laugh at their domize. I cannot believe how much people hate this idea. I hate the WWII idea also, but I didn't know so many people thought the same as me. ADD "HOOAH!" to the end of your posts if you support the boycott of the CoD return to WWII. Support the cause!

J2

HOOAH!

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Humanbones
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 12:57:12 PM
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I'm sorry guys,But I don't follow this "boycott,I like the ww2 aspect as much as I like the modern aspect of COD 4,But honestly I am looking forward to the new COD from,If they can deliver the gameplay,put in some innovation and make the graphics on par or better than COD 4 with hopefully more physics(because honestly COD games really suck when it comes to physics)I.E grass has no movement/swaying,Most objects are statics,no wind,and quite frankly not very technical in terms of anything exept innovation and gameplay wise) but If it looks good and I see some innovation(and hopefully good physics) This will be a buy for me.as I own every COD there is on PC and Cod3 for the PS3.So guys give it a chance and don't rule it out as being a great game yet.

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Darwin
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 9:33:02 PM
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I'm not going to hold my breath on this one. I certainly won't be plunking down money up front for a purchase and will opt to rent...I know I'm not alone in that....and that could hurt their sales unless they come out with a phenomenal game that outshines COD4...and I find it hard to believe when you choose to revert back to the safe confines of WWII and threaten to use the XBOX as the primary platform and merely import to the PS3...seems a bit lazy.

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PaiNT_kinG
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 12:53:09 AM
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WW2 AGAIN,BORIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING

BTW YALL JUST CONVINCE ME TO BUY COD4,LOL

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Xanavi23
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 7:48:28 AM
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People who want a WWII shooter are clearly in a massive minority. I and many like me may have been fine with WWII if COD didnt go to modern warfare with 4. But they did and there shouldnt be any going back unless it was Vietnam as that would be a new war.

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vampko
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 9:50:46 AM
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vietnam might be considered "too disturbing for american audiences to handle". Having to gun down children probably won't go well with the locals xD

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 9:34:14 PM

Well, Vampko...obviously in a videogame we would want to have Treyarch leave out the female and child soldiers and leave just the male counterparts. Vietnam did use women and children, a fair amount however the bulk of the army was still men. And as these men were quite adept in their jungles, forrests and cities the game would go over quite well in terms of physical accuracy even in online.

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m2tbo
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 10:17:33 AM
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I don't see what the big deal is about the setting. Half of what was good about modern warfare was the story of the two characters you played as. The story has a responsibility of keeping the gamer involved in the game no matter what the setting.

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Daedusian
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 1:56:05 PM
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I really hope they can pull something off for me to buy it. I think they should head in the direction that SOCOM is heading this year... making an awesome multiplayer experience only. I never really cared about COD4s single player all that much anyways. It didn't take very long to beat the entire campaign and wasn't really all that memorable. And as soon as I finished it I jumped right into online and still haven't stopped! But hey whatever =)

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deeksy23
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 6:18:14 PM
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dont do ww2 stick with modern warfare its more interseting and will draw more people

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NetheRealm
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 5:37:33 AM
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There's a ton of new weapons coming out all the time they could utilize in another modern version, ever watch Future Weapons show? Who the hell wants to watch tv after watching HDTV? Who wants to captain the Enterprise after they've been aboard the Enterprise D E or F? Who wants black and white after color? Who wants vanilla after 31 flavors? Ok bad example haha but you get the point. Who want's a remake of Get Smart? Noone that's the point WW2 is Lame my granpa writes books about his experiences there and nobody cares except nostalgia buffs and war history fanatics who buy time life dvds ww2 is old tired and played out and i hope they learn a lesson when COD5 is a dismal failure. Bury the dead Already FFS! I've played some FPS not any CODs and I probably never will but that's beside the point and the point I'm making is correct as most people agree. Why not set it in WW3 and throw some cyborg terminators and nuclear weapons in there while you're at it and I might be interested.

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 9:32:29 PM

You shouldnt say WWII is Lame, i understand what you mean but ALOT of humans were killed in that war. an amount of humans that is uncomparable to any other war thats ever come before or after. It would/could make for great game however what people fail to realise is that they did MODERN war so why go back ?

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SadSadSamus
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 1:51:37 PM
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Listen to some of you. Really...
"It could be awesome and still no sale"
What the hell...?
Isn't an awesome game an awesome game?
Ok. IW did a Modern Combat war game...
That was 4. This is 'World at War'. Its not even called 5 so get over it.
Personally, I am looking forward to this game. They really got me with the 'shoot enough bullets at a wall and you can make a hole big enough to walk through' little tidbit.
Did 4 do that? No? Advantage WaW.

But, whatever, you can all be lame about it. I'm sure that you all could make MUCH better business decissions then people who make them for a living.
If the sixth or seventh one is still ww2, then boycott, or whatever; but what is the point of doing it now?
Calling it 'World at War' sounds like it could be a close to the WW2 history of CoD, anyways. Let it go out with a bang. And burning huts and melting skin and building destruction on a scale that most technophiles should cream in their pants about.
But if many of you wanna be lame... you have nothing to do but lose in the matter.
Honestly... your indignant bitchery only makes me want to get the game more. ;)

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