New Call of Duty game to have a broader appeal
Remember Activision’s statement a while ago regarding a new action adventure Call of Duty game is in the works? Nothing much has been released about it so far other than it’s being developed by Sledgehammer Games.
Activision COO Thomas Tippl has now commented on what direction he thinks the game is heading in.
It seems to be going mainstream – or as mainstream as you can get with a game based around war. In a conversation with the LA Times he had the following to say;
“Today, we have three studios working on Call of Duty. We have Infinity Ward, which made Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Then we have Treyarch, which will be releasing a Call of Duty game in the fall of 2010. Treyarch also developed Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty 3.
And, most recently, we’ve added Sledgehammer in the Bay Area. We haven’t yet announced the content of their game, but it’s going to be an innovative take that will further broaden the audience for Call of Duty.”
Team Attitude has no problem with innovation if it’s done correctly, and not just so that a developer can put fancy sounding quips on the game box.
However, the last time we heard the phrase “broaden the audience” the Nintendo Wii was born and the world descended into fire, brimstone and fitness games.
Perhaps we are being overly harsh – seeing as no actual games details have been made available – but at the moment those words are sounding just a touch hollow.
We hope Sledgehammer Games will prove us wrong come the games release next year – or we could all be playing Call of Duty: Fitness Plus!