Call of Duty: Black Ops II still about mano-a-mano combat

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 02:28 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Despite Call of Duty: Black Ops 2′s futuristic setting, complete with walking tanks and drones, in the end it comes down to human conflict.

“The main villain is not a robot. The main villain is not a drone. The main villain is a human,” Actisivion’s Daniel Suarez told VentureBeat when asked whether Black Ops will carry on the franchise’s traditions of infantry-focused warfare.

The villain is, of course, Raul Menendez, a “monster” whose world view was shaped by the Cold War.

“The Cold War was really fertile ground for us,” Suarez noted; his comments suggest that it was Treyarch’s research into the era for the first Black Ops which inspired the jump to a future setting.

Watch the full video interview below.



  1. Ireland Michael

    Considering the franchise has never been about any sort of genuine “human conflict” and the plot and villians have always been one dimensional, that’s not really really saying much…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OrbitMonkey

    I think the comments more aimed at those worried that the MP might become a vehicular fuckfest.

    #2 3 years ago

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