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Rumour – Treyarch’s next Call of Duty will be more story-centric

Wednesday, 6th January 2010 16:17 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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According to Abstract360, the next Treyarch Call of Duty, rumoured to be set in Vietnam, will take more of a story-centric approach.

The site says the game will be inspired by Vietnam war-movies such as Platoon, Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket.

Last month, the developer posted a job listing for a COD level designer that would “research subject matter for history and look of the level” efficiently.

And in May last year, Activision was keen on licencing a soundtrack based on around the Vietnam War, between 1959-1975.

Expect the game this year.

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27 Comments

  1. Bikki

    Thank god for no WWII.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Please be Vietnam. Please be Vietnam. Please be Vietnam.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. scuz

    treyarch..FUCK OFF.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. JimFear666

    please die treyarch please die treyarch please die treyarch

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    Christ, why the Treyarch hate? World at War was a good title, as was Quantum of Solace.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. fdelfino

    what’s up with treyarch haters? if it’s a good game, then I don’t see the problem.

    And If it’s based on Full Metal Jacket, it will fucking rule.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Good.

    Cos their last attempt at multiplayer wasn’t very good at all.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    This is good news. Vietnam war done COD style should be kick ass awesome.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Doc Robotnik

    The ‘Treyarch hate’ is because they are a middle-of-the-road developer that has access to arguably the best FPS franchise in world and proceeds to ‘F’ it in the ‘A’.

    WoW and QoS were average, at best. I don’t care about Bond, but if you order the CoD’s by quality, 3 and 5 are right at the bottom, no doubt.

    It doesn’t help that they try and hijack IW’s name and credibility to boost their own – See Bowling’s attack on Noah Heller for IW’s take on it – And for further proof, just look at how similar the CoD5 cover is to CoD4. It’s embarassing.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    While I did think WaW was bollocks for me tbh, I liked QoS a fair bit.

    So considering this COD isn’t going to be set in WWII and during Vietnam most likely, I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Goliath

    I’m going to go on the record right now and say it; World at War had a better designed and paced single player than the Modern Warfare games. The multiplayer, while it aped what Infinity Ward did with Call of Duty 4, had better designed maps than any of the Modern Warfare games. People’s criticisms rest with the game’s dated setting of World War II but it was a great game.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. SunKing

    Treyarch did a good job with World at War, and I enjoyed their MP much more than I did CoD4′s.

    Also, this infighting between the two studios is pathetic. If IW didn’t want “their” franchise compromised then they shouldn’t have got into bed with Activision in the first place.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    fdelfino: And If it’s based on Full Metal Jacket, it will fucking rule.

    And then I will play the hell out of it. And if it has any reference to R. Lee Ermey in it – I will buy 20 copies and hand em out. Woot.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. SunKing

    I do hope they leave Apocalypse Now! alone, though. Far Cry 2 tried that and failed embarassingly.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Doc Robotnik

    “People’s criticisms rest with the game’s dated setting of World War II”. No, it doesn’t. Call of Duty 2 is still a better game than 3 or 5 imho.

    Cod5 was covered in rent-a-villian bad guys that all had the same few stock animations (especially in the melee sections), and without the campaign co-op (a feature that MW1&2 is desperately missing) it’s a remarkably derivative and dull shooter.

    I read this somewhere else once (bless the internet), but I’ll repeat it as my own idea because I can – IW’s game engine is so good, it would be very difficult to make a genuinely bad CoD game. All you’re really doing is creating the sandbox/environment for the player to navigate. All the AI, controller mechanics, texture library and developer tools are already in place.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I think the bigger question this raises is………what will Infinity Ward do for their follow up…?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Doc Robotnik

    “If IW didn’t want “their” franchise compromised then they shouldn’t have got into bed with Activision in the first place.”

    Yeah, I suppose they should have foreseen Activision taking over EA as the industry’s new uber-douche, thanks in part to the success of their own franchise!?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Doc Robotnik

    “I think the bigger question this raises is………what will Infinity Ward do for their follow up…?”

    Honestly, I think they’ll do MW3. Not because they want to, but because they know Treyarch WILL if they don’t.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Brutane

    COD 5 had great MP and Zombies were awesome, SP was weak. Looking forward to thier next game I hope it is like Full Metal Jacket.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Redh3lix

    The new Medal of Honour due the end of 2010 is going to shit all over the COD series from a great height when it’s released.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Michael O’Connor

    “Honestly, I think they’ll do MW3. Not because they want to, but because they know Treyarch WILL if they don’t.”

    This is, in fact, entirely false. The whole reason there are two development teams working on this franchise is to allow the franchise to be released yearly.

    While one team works on one title, the other team works on the other. You can guarantee Treyarch started on their next Call of Duty long before Modern Warfare 2 was released, and there’s almost no doubt that Infinity Ward is already in the pre-production phase of Modern Warfare 3.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    It’s pc gamers who made the cod series what is the proof it right here!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2NkIfUgjkc&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMfTR8PBrsE

    all the best features of cod came from modders.

    I have very little respect for infinty ward! Treyarch seems to be a lot better game devs

    #22 5 years ago
  23. SunKing

    At some point IW must have agreed with Activision that they can use the CoD name as they want. It doesn’t seem conceivable to me that that conversation didn’t take place.

    In which case, really, if Activision are using the CoD name in a way that IW don’t like, IW are partly responsible for those turn of events.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. DUFFKING

    Are either IW or Treyarch going to make a game that’s in some way different to the first one at any point in the future, or shall I just play CoD 2 again in November and save myself £50?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Ghost_Dog

    Despite the fact that the entire Call of Duty franchise is overrated, Treyarch deserve some respect. They are only hired to put out a Call of Duty game in-between the Infinity Ward efforts and do of good job of it.

    World at War has the best multiplayer maps in the series.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    No idea where all the Treyarch hate comes from. WaW was quite decent, infact i preferred its multiplayer over CoD4′s by far.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Doc Robotnik

    “This is, in fact, entirely false.

    Well done MoC. Now tell me that Treyarch wouldn’t be tasked with making MW3 after they finished CoD7 if IW wanted to make a new IP.

    #27 5 years ago

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