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Ubisoft Doesn't Regret Altering Call Of Juarez Setting

Red Dead Redemption was a breakthrough title in at least one way: it was arguably the first elite Western-themed video game.

And it proved so unbelievably popular that some might assume the Wild West would be hot right now; i.e., a suitable setting for other productions. Lest we forget, the Call of Juarez series has always been set in the old west, so maybe Ubisoft could capitalize on Rockstar's success. But the new Call of Juarez: The Cartel is actually set in modern day, so does the publisher regret the decision...? According to Ubisoft producer Samuel Jacques, the answer is "no:"

"I don't think it's a good idea to react to competition and say 'they're doing this, we should do that'. It's difficult to do a good game like that. The strongest idea we had [when thinking about Call of Juarez 3] was playing as a cop against a gangster, so we felt the modern setting was where we had to go."

Well, despite the fact that game makers often take ideas from other studios, this makes perfect sense. If you've got an idea and you're convinced it'll work, don't go second-guessing yourself because of what someone else does. There's some individuality in that line of thinking, isn't there? That's worth respecting.

The Cartel is set to wage war in the streets this summer.

Related Game(s): Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Tags: call of juarez, the cartel, ubisoft, rdr, red dead redemption

3/14/2011 8:59:59 PM John Shepard

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Comments (14 posts)

Bonampak
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 9:55:11 PM
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In the real Juarez, is usually a Mexican Soldier against cops, gangsters and the left wing media that regularly demonize them as breaking every human rights law in existence.

They should've made a game based on that, instead of going with the cop vs gangster cliche.

But its not like the French know much about the cartel wars down South.

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 9:57:59 PM
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This had better be damned good because right now, COJ leaving the "Wild, Wild, West" far behind just doesn't seem right to me.

I'm thinking a GTA-4 clone with a Die Hard attitude...."Yipee-ki-yay" motherflockers"

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kraygen
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 10:00:28 PM
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I agree with his line of thinking, but I still think "Dog the bounty hunter goes country" will still not be my cup of tea.

I could be wrong, I'll keep an open mind, but fps is never at the top of my watch list.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 10:43:22 PM
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Call of Juarez is a series? I thought it only had that one game released recently. Oh well, not interested. PASS.

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dirdiggler
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 2:02:36 AM
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Was a day 1 purchase, now will be a rent only. Why these developers always try to out smart themselves an flock stuff up.. Bet they could flock up a wet dream.

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Godslim
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 7:32:57 AM

"Was a day 1 purchase" really when was it ever one :S

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___________
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 3:03:27 AM
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eh.
the last one, bound in blood was mediocre so im not exactly ecstatic for this.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 5:12:41 AM

just like any other game.

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Godslim
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 7:33:20 AM

hes not wrong tho

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Beamboom
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 3:43:13 PM

Indeed not, bound in blood was one of the worst mistakes I've purchased so far on this platform.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 9:03:04 AM
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They may not regret it, but they sure won't get my money!

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Zorigo
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 10:57:46 AM
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I think its a wise move, i really hope this is quite good, because itll be a fresh change of pace you know :)

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Lairfan
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 4:34:19 PM
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So wait, they say they don't want to react to competition and "do what they do" when they're changing Call of Juarez into a modern-day shooter to try to appeal to fans of CoD? Isn't that a bit contradictory?

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sirbob6
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 8:11:43 PM

Of course not, that is why the new Assassin's Creed will take place in the middle of a modern warzone.

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