Activision have unveiled the trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, going on to declare that the game will be the ‘most groundbreaking and visceral Call of Duty experience ever.’ The gaming industry has made big gains in regards to technology. Though there is still plenty of room for improvement, newly-released games are now run with such strong engines that the experience is as fluid and immersing as ever.
The first Black Ops game made £1 billion in sales, selling 25 million copies all over the world. The latest game could break that record, since there is more interest in the title than ever.
David Goyer, game writer
The game, which is set to release on November 13th, will be the ninth title in the successful first person shooter franchise. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will follow on the record smashing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and will be set in 2012, adding a futuristic twist to the game series.
Centred around a cold war between the USA and China, the storyline has once again been written by David Goyer, the screenwriter for Batman Begins. The game propels the players into a global conflict that features advanced weaponry and robotics. The inspiration for these stunning weapons animations came from the real-life headlines of today.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg spoke about the release, saying that the latest installment of the game will be the most ambitious ever. Hirschberg also says that Activision were intent on bringing disruptive innovation to the franchise, pushing the boundaries not only technologically and graphically, but from a more narrative and gameplay perspective as well. He went on to say that they need to stay true to the realism, authenticity and cinematic action that players of the game are use to.
Studio Head of Treyarch, Mark Lamia, spoke about giving the fans what they want, saying that the Call of Duty: Black Ops II team are creating an experience of the franchise that fans have never seen before. He said that they endeavour to create thought-provoking storylines that introduce branching stories and meaningful choices that impact the narrative.
He also went on to say that running the game in the multiplayer engine for the first time will give the players a much larger set of gameplay experiences as well as new ways to wage war with the undead.
The multiplayer mode also allows players to embrace all skill levels and play all styles, which will give them the experience of the best Call of Duty game they have played and the best Call of Duty game that’s been made.
The November release of the game means it will go head-to-head against the release of Microsoft’s biggest selling franchise of Halo 4.