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Call of Duty: Ghosts “in no way” representation of real military life, says producer

Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 01:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin is very clear on the difference between what makes “a fun movie” and what goes on in real military service.

“There’s an enormous amount of appreciation for what [veterans] do. In no way do we feel we are a representation of what their lives are like,” Rubin told GameInformer, as transcribed by Shack News.

“We are trying to be a cinematic movie experience based on authentic equipment and authentic experience. A lot of the stuff that we show in the game has been done by someone, but it’s not a representation of what they do or it’s not an equivalent in any way of what they do. We’re just trying to make a fun movie.”

Elsewhere in the video, Acitivision and Infinity Ward mention that they do call on veterans to advise on certain aspects of the Call of Duty franchise.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is due on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on November 5. It comes to PS4 and Xbox One when the new consoles launch later in the month.

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  1. TheWulf

    I wish it was, though. I wish it had the proper gravitas of a real military situation and the trauma that a soldier can and does endure. Spec Ops: The Line did a really good job with that, and it’s a shame that so few others have bothered trying.

    It’s bizarre that we’re trying to aim for movie realism, where we have contemporary guns that work in semi-believable ways, but it’s all glorified in a slightly unsettling sort of way. I could never really get into that, and a lot of it has to do with how we want to shoot realistic people with realistic guns, but at the same time we want to be detached from it.

    Just not my thing, I suppose. Though I do lament that the likes of Spec Ops: The Line isn’t more common.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. gomersoul

    So dogs can’t take down armies? That’s my christmas ruined…

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Fin

    @1

    War isn’t fun. Games are supposed to be.
    (though I loved Spec Ops)

    #3 10 months ago
  4. JimFear-666

    @2
    Dont forget the fish a.i

    #4 10 months ago
  5. bradk825

    I think we knew this, lol. You can’t fall down the side of a building and survive, and when two guys take on a whole army, they don’t win. Unless it’s a video game.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. DSB

    Yeah, a thing that really puzzles me about the way they’ve always marketed CoD is why on earth they want to be taken seriously.

    Who in their right mind would ever take CoD seriously? It’s really a step or two below Michael Bay, and it has been every since CoD4.

    If these guys showed a little excitement about that and just honestly said “Yeah, we’re fucking shit up, and we love it, and so will you” I’d respect them a lot more.

    Right now they just look like clueless drones talking off their cheat sheet.

    #6 10 months ago