Treyarch Hints At Multiplayer Details For New Call Of Duty
The number of Call of Duty fans appears to grow with every passing year, which is why millions are anxiously anticipating the next installment in the immensely popular franchise.
Activision/Infinity Ward lawsuits aside, let's see what Treyarch has to say about "Call of Duty 7," their next effort. CoD Vietnam News compiled a summary of comments made by developer David Vonderhaar - also known as Vahn - in an effort to learn more about the multiplayer details. Vonderhaar is the Multiplayer Design Director for the new CoD title and he posted some information in a thread on Killstreak Rewards; he primarily wanted the readers to understand that Treyarch does indeed listen to their fans. Wrote Vonderhaar:
"I am seeing a lot of what I would call the “echo plex.” As fans of the previous games, we have drawn a lot of the same conclusions that many of you are drawing. Solutions to those problems may be different than any specific proposal in any specific post, but I’m glad we (generally speaking) want to go the same direction you want us to go."
Derived from the designer's statements, one could potentially draw some conclusions, as you can see through the link above. They appear to have contemplated - and passed on - the idea of class-specific Killstreaks, they don't seem to have a high opinion of Commando, the extended melee range perk in Modern Warfare 2, and they do like the idea of returning to pistols as the only available sidearm (or perhaps we'll be given a choice between pistols and launchers). Lastly, they say the nuke might not return as a Killstreak; Vonderhaar says they're not fans of a game-ending Killstreak. We sort of agree.
If you have any suggestions for the multiplayer aspect of CoD7, feel free to let Treyarch know...they're not kidding about listening to gamers.
4/4/2010 8:56:58 PM Ben Dutka