Black Ops II Said To Push Boundaries, But Still Has Zombies
Call of Duty: Black Ops II was recently revealed, where it has already faced a bit of attack by Electronic Arts, and the media. In fact, the entire campaign seems to be a bit controversial. For those unsure about the game, Black Ops II is a shooter set in year 2025, where players will fight against, and with, advanced weaponry, robotics, and drone warfare in a new Cold War scenario.
According to Activision, there’s new graphics, a new single-player campaign and a non-linear set of missions.
“Hands down, this is the most ambitious Call of Duty ever,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We are bringing disruptive innovation to the franchise and we are doing it on several fronts. We’re pushing the boundaries technologically, graphically, and from a narrative and gameplay perspective.
“At the same time, we need to stay true to the epic realism, authenticity, heart pumping adrenaline, and cinematic action that so many people love and expect from a Call of Duty game. Treyarch’s vision for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will redefine the Call of Duty franchise for the future–both literally and figuratively.”
Following that, Call of Duty will not be as innovative as they say. There’s still Zombies — something which has been done already.
“With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the team is crafting an experience that Call of Duty fans have never seen before,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch. “We are challenging assumptions on every front, with the single player campaign, Zombies and multiplayer.
“In the campaign, we are creating a thought-provoking story that introduces branching storylines and meaningful choices that impact the narrative. Running in the multiplayer engine for the first time, Zombies gives players a bigger and more diverse set of gameplay experiences, as well as entirely new ways to wage war with the undead. And in multiplayer, we’re embracing all skill levels and play styles to give players more ways to engage. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, we’re all in and we won’t rest until we’ve launched nothing less than the best Call of Duty we’ve ever made.”
There you have it. They’re trying to change everything. Well, I guess, at least they’re trying. Unlike a certain Modern Warfare.
Black Ops II will launch on 13/16 November, 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.