Word on the Street: Next Call of Duty Title Leaked by Mistake
The internet is all abuzz about on a possible title for a 2017 Call of Duty release dubbed Lethal Combat, otherwise known as Stronghold. SAG-AFTRA released a list of projects currently in production that are not considered part of the strike. though these projects may still be inadvertently affected. It does seem almost like a “leak”, considering Activision has yet to publish any news on another title. Especially after the lamentable debut of Infinite Warfare, wherein players demanded refunds because of the unacceptable amount of bugs and mistakes.
IGN Spain and several other circulations have mentioned that the setting of the game might take place during the Vietnam War. Developing games based on history seems to be Sledgehammer Games stronger suit. Finer details on Lethal Combat/Stronghold have yet to be determined. It is uncertain which will be the finalized name, but Lethal Combat sounds much better. Don’t you think?
Since the early releases of the Call of Duty franchise, Sledgehammer has upped the ante when it comes to diversity in their games. The main focus is bringing more women into the face of gaming, according to Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Michael Condrey. Nonetheless, the criticism may be: “But a woman!? Historical inaccuracies! Lady bits in war!?” Video games aren’t known to be historically accurate. If games wanted to stay true to history completely, there wouldn’t Nazi zombies in Black Ops. The success of most video games come from the fantasy and role-playing aspects, anyhow. Not everyone plays FPS (first person shooters) because they have been to war, either, but to immerse themselves into a different environment as a different person.
Though the SAG-AFTRA strikes continue, the issue has already turned the heads and attention of stakeholders. Namely the video game companies and corporations. It seems odd, however, that a name could so easily make it onto a public list like that. Perhaps it is a jab from SAG-AFTRA, or this was Activision and Sledgehammer’s way of saying: “Surprise, kids!”
Over the next few days, the gaming community will hear more from the developers and see what they have to say about this supposed “leak”.
What do you think about the title? Are you still disappointed with Infinite Warfare to even wrap your mind around another Call of Duty title? Let us know in the comments down below!
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