Call of duty has been everywhere; to the future, to the past, to space, and everywhere in between. But the one frontier Call of Duty hasn’t crossed yet is the open world genre.
The open world game genre is filled with some of the greatest selling and most well received video games in history. Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto 5, Skyrim and Fallout all fall within the open world category, but Call of Duty is nowhere to be found. Could that change in the future, however? Only time will tell.
Activsion and all Call of Duty developers are actively trying to push boundaries in the gaming industry through creative and unique content, but FPS games can only go so far. An open world Call of Duty title, though, could be just what the franchise is looking for.
Imagine jumping into the world of Modern Warfare 2 as Ghost, Soap, or Captain Price and living through the lives of these characters before and after the events of Modern Warfare 2. Choose your arsenal, your look, and create your own story through the life, or lives, of the most notable characters in Modern Warfare 2.
Treyarch, the masterminds behind the infamous Zombies mode in World at War, Black Ops, Black Ops 2, and Black Ops 3 would be another great option to feature in an open world Call of Duty title. Treyarch has already proven they have storytelling geniuses at their disposal, and not only do they have the option of making an open world Zombies related game, but also an open world story game following the lives of Alex Mason, David Mason, or Frank Woods. All 3 have histories worth diving into and knowing Treyarch’s writing team, they would create a top of the line story in a gorgeous open world environment.
In the past, we’ve seen games like Call of Duty Online, which, although it is a first person shooter, is very clearly different from the other titles in the franchise, combining aspects of multiple games into one to make a “super” Call of Duty.
We’ve also seen Call of Duty Heroes which is a mobile strategy game. Although Heroes isn’t a wildly successful Call of Duty game, it seems to have overall positive reviews and those who do actively play it say it is a solid title. Call of Duty heroes is definitely Activision’s most out-there title yet, but if an open world game ever does see development, Heroes might have to move back in line.
It’s clear an open world Call of Duty game would be nothing like what we’ve seen in the past from Call of Duty titles, but done correctly, it could be extremely successful. Looking at some of the available open world games we have now, Call of Duty would definitely have some competition, but that isn’t anything that has stopped them in the past.
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