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With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 tied up in a relatively neat package, the team at Infinity Ward began the long trek of developing a brand new entry in the series. We visited the studio for this month's cover story and spoke with executive producer Mark Rubin about the history of the game that eventually became Call of Duty: Ghosts. What started out as a few notecards about dogs and the apocalypse is now months away from a gigantic release and we hope that the video feature will help explain the process. You may have been confused about the recent story trailer that shows astronauts with guns, so Rubin also adds some more context of the story in Ghosts.
Watch the video below to learn why the team didn't make Modern Warfare 4 and what makes Ghosts feel narratively distinct from previous entries.
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ohh COD "COPY AND PASTE" hurry we got two years oh and add a dog
I understood about the space scene in the trailer, but I am always down to get a better grasp of why this game will be different. The more videos and articles that I can take in I will love. I am sold on Battlefield 4, Watch Dogs and even Titanfall way off, but this one has just as large a profile as those games, but also a nasty track record. I haven't enjoyed the series in years. This one looks interesting. Time will tell. Even Apple lost its steam this year.
think Modern Warfare 4 charge Ghost
GI must be far from demand by developers if this is the only cover story that they can get for October. This time last year we got the best Mario cover story ever and the year before that was an awesome Zelda tribute in homage to Skyward Sword. Now this?! You're gett'in lazy GI.
Ugh. So tired of Call Of Duty. This cookie cutter nonsense has to end. I'm not sure how long people can keep buying the same game every year and not get franchise fatigue. I have been fatigued since BLOPS 1. Thankfully, I had BFBC2 to fall back on... Saved my FPS life.
Ben "Big Poop" Hanson.
This isn't going to be different at all. The graphics even look the same.
I will buy this game and play the singleplayer story and yes I will play the online multiplayer too BUT I am really looking forward to Battlefield 4 it's just better
I've got no issue with COD or the people who love it, but I just don't understand how they keep trying to pass off their next gen versions as actually being next gen. I mean if no one said anything all the footage I've seen so far I would have sworn had come from a current gen system.
For a series that has collectively made more money than any other series out there it bothers me that they consider just upgrading their old engine is good enough instead of making a new one to actually take advantage of the hardware leap. Despite them saying it is a new engine I mean it is obvious its the same old one they've been using since at least the first MW. Everything I've seen so far just screams lazy in terms of trying to take the leap to next gen. The dog doesn't even have fur it's just a texture! Conked had fur on the original Xbox I mean if the dog is one of the huge draws make it look halfway like next gen!
Interesting how Mark Rubin says COD and Zelda are like cut and paste to each other....I suppose he's talking about the first person view and how they both focus on making the gamers feel like they're in the experience. Glad to know he's a fan of Zelda though; not lotta people these days cite anything from Nintendo as having an inspiration at all; nice to see he's the exception for a change. Wonder if he'll get Wii U just for the new Zelda that won't be coming for another few years or if he's already got one. What's not to like about Zelda? It's awesome. I mean I know all you realism enthusiasts out there may argue it has too much fantasy for it to be a feasible adventure but if you played and gave it time you'd like the game as it's all about how it fuels the imagination. Anyway, I'm actually excited about this game. COD:Ghosts!
Sure, post apocalyptic with dogs can be interesting, and I'm sure you guys could potentially make it great, but really, you opted out of Jupiter? Nooooooo. Come on now. Anyways, I'm honestly excited for their new campaign. I know the title (by different developers) come out every year, but I personally, contrary to what seems to be popular belief on games sites, really enjoyed the Modern Warfare games by Infinity Ward, and Infinity Wards previous titles (especially the first one), and I'm going to give them a chance here, without the 'cautious' in the optimism. The one complaint I have is that their campaigns are no longer than four to five hours; luckily it's my brother that buys the Call of Duty's.