Well, here it is, the first Call of Duty title published by Activision in a post Infinity Ward world. Surprising everyone, it doesn't look like it's going to take place in Vietnam or the Korean War or anything like that. Well, at least not in a way we're used to. Some flashes look like they're from jungle areas from the 70's, but others look utterly modern, with plenty of tools being used that look straight-up futuristic. Whether or not that means our future, or a past we didn't know about, is yet to be seen. The whole "black ops" angle leaves plenty of questions open, meaning we could be playing as elite special forces in history, which would be all sorts of awesome. It also appears to be following more of a plot-driven path than some past Call of Duty titles, too, which might be... interesting. Take a look.
Well, what do you think? It looks good, as anything on the Call of Duty 4 engine will, and I'm not ready to write it off just yet. I mean, World at War wasn't up to Modern Warfare standards, but it proved that Treyarch wasn't completely and utterly incompetent. With the right tools, they can make something pretty cool, and there's no doubt that this trailer looks, well, "pretty cool." This is Treyarch's chance to prove themselves, and they don't appear to be taking that task lightly.
There are a lot of quick cuts in this video, so expect a Frame by Frame analysis on Monday. Some quick pauses revealed a guy in a space suit and plenty of other interesting tidbits, so I'm sure there is going to be lots to see. This one is going to be a doosey, people, you might want to sit down.