Vietnam, Cuba Are Possible Settings For Call Of Duty 7
We think it's kinda cool that Treyarch and Infinity Ward keep trading off on producing entries in the Call of Duty franchise; it's so kindergarten-friendly...they just take turns!
Well, as most of you know, Treyarch gave us what may have been the best World War II shooter ever with last year's Call of Duty: World at War, and towards the end of 2009, Infinity Ward will deliver a guaranteed winner in Modern Warfare 2. However, as IW has abandoned the WWII theme, it may now be Treyarch's turn to abandon the familiar atmosphere as well. They're working on what we can only call "Call of Duty 7" right now and according to a so-called reliable source, That VideoGame Blog has reported that CoD7 may be set in either Vietnam or Cuba (or both). This is based on some music supposedly scheduled for the game, and this includes Vietnam War era tracks, along with Cuban, African and Soviet Union music. Treyarch producer Noah Heller adds more legitimacy to the rumor as he said-
"I’m sure game companies will be making World War II games for years to come and World War II is a very classic war. But we’re happy that we put the war to bed."
While some of the die-hard followers of this series may be disappointed to learn that both Treyarch and Infinity Ward will no longer deal with the world's Greatest War, one does have to admit that the WWII shooter has been done a lot. Like, a lot. So maybe it is indeed a good idea to try something new, and we could really use a truly fantastic Vietnam-based FPS. Guess we'll have to wait for the official details from Treyarch...
5/3/2009 Ben Dutka