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Call of Duty: Black Ops is 'plausible fiction'

Call of Duty: Black Ops is 'plausible fiction'

Treyarch has claimed that upcoming Call of Duty game, Black Ops, is based on a plausible fiction.

GamesCom 2010: Activision's next Call of Duty game, Black Ops, is based on a "plausible ficition" according to developer Treyarch.

Talking about the upcoming shooter at the GamesCom show in Cologne, Germany, Treyarch's Josh Olin said that Black Ops draws on actual events for inspiration, weaving them into a realisitic tale.

"We say it's a plausible fiction," said Olin, who said the team drew inspiration for levels from historical volumes and military consultants who had been in similar situations.

"There are sequences in our game which are inspired by – directly inspired by – real stories."

Unfortunately Activision wasn't showing anything of Black Ops itself at the show, so we're still unable to give our impressions on the game.

Black Ops will feature singleplayer, multiplayer and it's own, distinct co-op campaign.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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r3loaded 19th August 2010, 00:20 Quote
As opposed to MW2 with it's highly implausible storyline? :D
Gunsmith 19th August 2010, 00:24 Quote
regardless im still not touching it.
spectre456 19th August 2010, 00:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
regardless im still not touching it.

ya don't say.
StoneyMahoney 19th August 2010, 00:44 Quote
Reading between the lines:

1 - All the popular wars have already been done to death.

2 - Recent attempts to invent fictional yet realistic wars have been epic fails.

3 - We scraped the bottom of the ideas barrel, strung the remains into a storyline and now need a buzzword to market our stagnant crap with so the game doesn't tank.

I'm reading Tom Clancy's Red Rabbit right now, good luck trying to distract me from that with your "plausible fiction".
Spuzzell 19th August 2010, 02:48 Quote
@Stoney

Red Rabbit IS plausible fiction* directly inspired by a real story, so y'know, sometimes it works.

*Except the dialogue. He can't do dialogue. The dialogues not plausible. At all.
r3loaded 19th August 2010, 10:15 Quote
I still liked Red Rabbit though :)

The safehouse that the Russian family were taken to sounds like it's fairly close to where I live!
Plugs 19th August 2010, 11:26 Quote
clearly theyve run out of movies to copy
CAPSLOCK 19th August 2010, 11:28 Quote
Yeah, right.
BRAWL 19th August 2010, 13:27 Quote
I love the awesome amounts of "yeah right"

But lets be honest, while everyone appears to look at wars in the conventional 'east versus west' state... lets have some craziness with Africa, France and the UK against... I dunno, Poland, Germany, Italy and something equally as insane? Rebellions and insanity... to be fairly honest if they brought Greece into it because of the budget stuff they've got going on and rebellion occured, it's totally possible.

But I can almost tell it'll be America waging war on unknown-country-istan that has legally/illegal aquired a multitude of OMGZORRockets to use on Generic Western Ally number 450123, which will bore me...

However, Multiplayer.... >.<
StoneyMahoney 19th August 2010, 16:04 Quote
@Spuzzell

Sorry, didn't quite get the nuance right there. What I was going for was a comparison between the possible quality that Treyarch might be able to come up with up against what Tom Clancy already did (how long ago now?) with severe doubts anything Treyarch might be able to come up with in this arena could seem fresh or original. Also worrying - Treyarch held a press conference to hype up the fact it's a fictional modern conflict like it's not par for the course.

@r3loaded

Red Rabbit's not bad but it's a little predictable so far. Just got to the extraction last night, so still time for some surprises. I suppose comparing it's plotline to Debt of Honour/Executive Orders isn't really fair, though Red Storm Rising is still my favourite.
SteveU 19th August 2010, 17:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by BRAWL
I love the awesome amounts of "yeah right"

But lets be honest, while everyone appears to look at wars in the conventional 'east versus west' state... lets have some craziness with Africa, France and the UK against... I dunno, Poland, Germany, Italy and something equally as insane? Rebellions and insanity... to be fairly honest if they brought Greece into it because of the budget stuff they've got going on and rebellion occured, it's totally possible.

But I can almost tell it'll be America waging war on unknown-country-istan that has legally/illegal aquired a multitude of OMGZORRockets to use on Generic Western Ally number 450123, which will bore me...

However, Multiplayer.... >.<

Lol I love the 'unknown-country-istan' line.

Why can't we have something like North Korea invading South Korea and holding all the LCD panel factories to ransom! Imagine the world with no LCD panels, that's much worse than America blowing up!!!!
Blackie Chan 19th August 2010, 21:31 Quote
SHOULD DO MEDIEVAL CALL OF DUTY FRANCE VS UK WOOOOOOOOOOOOO SWORDS AND ****!!!!!
t1alek 20th August 2010, 10:52 Quote
Nah, what I really want to see is the second US civil war.. and this one should end with the splitting of the US.
hirezo 20th August 2010, 19:52 Quote
so i guess i ll be the only person to buy this game loool.
Cthippo 21st August 2010, 01:33 Quote
Based on actual stories?

OK, how about we do the one where the US overthrows uncooperative but democratically elected governments and replaces them with right wing dictators. It worked in Guatemala, Chile, and Iran, but not as well in Cuba.

The problem with Black ops is that the whole thing goes to hell when the first shot is fired. In a proper black op no one ever knws you were there, but that makes for lousy games.
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