Call of Duty not representative of military life, says Ghosts producer

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The Call of Duty series has often prided itself on its realistic take on military warfare. However, as the years have gone on, they've veered away from a realism and moved more towards the Hollywood blockbuster territory seen in Call of Duty: Ghosts and its sci-fi elements. The reason for that, according to Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg and Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin, is because they can't completely replicate the war stories told directly to them by military veterans.


"There an enormous amount of appreciation for what [veterans] do," Rubin told Game Informer. "In no way do we feel we are a representation of what their lives are like. We are trying to be a cinematic movie experience based on authentic equipment and authentic experience. A lot of the stuff that we show in the game has been done by someone, but it's not a representation of what they do or it's not an equivalent in any way of what they do. We're just trying to make a fun movie."

This is clearly a different approach than the one EA took with Medal of Honor.

Though it's a fictional experience, Hirshberg does note that veterans are included in the development process. "We try to make our games authentic, we try to get the feel right. And then, also, there are guys who come in and do our mo-cap for us and become actors in the game, do the stunts in our commercials, and certainly, there are some high-level consultants who have some harrowing stories that have been some of the inspiration for some of the missions and levels in our games."

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Source: http://www.shacknews.com/article/81393/call-of-duty-not-representative-of-military-life-says-ghosts

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-CPPosted:

-iTzKevinFTW
-CP CoD is pretty damn close to reality....


Ha ha...ha........ha you made me laugh. You dont know war at all after you just said that no if ands or butts cod is nothing not 1 thing close to reality,


You actually do not know anything at all. Hardcore is almost 100% realistic. It's basically a one shot kill (unless with some pistols, like in real life) and you have no constant radar on your screen (unless you have a drone above you, like in real life).
You are definitely the biggest idiot on this forum.

imbarnettPosted:

Oasis
Illustrated
Oasis
upuser
Shen BF is realistic and CoD is an arcade.


Yes magical healing bags throughout the map, reviving paddles that can heal you after getting shot in the head multiple times, and lets not forget being able to take 10+ bullets to the upperbody and living. Yeah battlefield is very realistic...


Their called medics and every soldier would carry a small medical bag anyway. Also, hand held personal defibrillators are available to buy for anyone.

On and it's called body armour! It's there to save you from multiple kill shots!!

=/ Why do you protect cod when they openly admit to being unrealistic??? Give it up!


Body Armor for your head, where can I acquire this?
Defibrillators revive people who have a bullet lodged in their brain?
Infantry soldiers trained as medics?

Oh you are so wrong.


Erm a helmet?

I never said all soldiers were trained medics, but they all carry a small basic kit.

If your going to nit pick every comment then this is pointless. EVERYONE agrees bf is closer to the real thing and now Activision admit cod is more of a movie than a true representation of a war zone....but yet people like you still won't accept it.

No game is ever going to come close to being shot at, but it's common knowledge and widely accepted across the industry that bf is by a mile, closer than cod.

Even games like Operation Flashpoint are closer than cod, if you can't admit it, then all I'll say is enjoy the next cod and you'll be very welcomed into bf multiplayer when you decide you want a bit more.


Battlefield is just as unrealistic as CoD..

generalhunterPosted:

COD was quite realistic until they started added dumb kill streaks which started to make noobs camp I loved the COD4 days when people didn't care about kill streaks or camping

OasisPosted:

Illustrated
Oasis
upuser
Shen BF is realistic and CoD is an arcade.


Yes magical healing bags throughout the map, reviving paddles that can heal you after getting shot in the head multiple times, and lets not forget being able to take 10+ bullets to the upperbody and living. Yeah battlefield is very realistic...


Their called medics and every soldier would carry a small medical bag anyway. Also, hand held personal defibrillators are available to buy for anyone.

On and it's called body armour! It's there to save you from multiple kill shots!!

=/ Why do you protect cod when they openly admit to being unrealistic??? Give it up!


Body Armor for your head, where can I acquire this?
Defibrillators revive people who have a bullet lodged in their brain?
Infantry soldiers trained as medics?

Oh you are so wrong.


Erm a helmet?

I never said all soldiers were trained medics, but they all carry a small basic kit.

If your going to nit pick every comment then this is pointless. EVERYONE agrees bf is closer to the real thing and now Activision admit cod is more of a movie than a true representation of a war zone....but yet people like you still won't accept it.

No game is ever going to come close to being shot at, but it's common knowledge and widely accepted across the industry that bf is by a mile, closer than cod.

Even games like Operation Flashpoint are closer than cod, if you can't admit it, then all I'll say is enjoy the next cod and you'll be very welcomed into bf multiplayer when you decide you want a bit more.

IllustratedPosted:

Oasis
upuser
Shen BF is realistic and CoD is an arcade.


Yes magical healing bags throughout the map, reviving paddles that can heal you after getting shot in the head multiple times, and lets not forget being able to take 10+ bullets to the upperbody and living. Yeah battlefield is very realistic...


Their called medics and every soldier would carry a small medical bag anyway. Also, hand held personal defibrillators are available to buy for anyone.

On and it's called body armour! It's there to save you from multiple kill shots!!

=/ Why do you protect cod when they openly admit to being unrealistic??? Give it up!


Body Armor for your head, where can I acquire this?
Defibrillators revive people who have a bullet lodged in their brain?
Infantry soldiers trained as medics?

Oh you are so wrong.

OasisPosted:

upuser
Shen BF is realistic and CoD is an arcade.


Yes magical healing bags throughout the map, reviving paddles that can heal you after getting shot in the head multiple times, and lets not forget being able to take 10+ bullets to the upperbody and living. Yeah battlefield is very realistic...


Their called medics and every soldier would carry a small medical bag anyway. Also, hand held personal defibrillators are available to buy for anyone.

On and it's called body armour! It's there to save you from multiple kill shots!!

=/ Why do you protect cod when they openly admit to being unrealistic??? Give it up!

HayslurpPosted:

Shen BF is realistic and CoD is an arcade.


Yes magical healing bags throughout the map, reviving paddles that can heal you after getting shot in the head multiple times, and lets not forget being able to take 10+ bullets to the upperbody and living. Yeah battlefield is very realistic...

AlbericiPosted:

-CP CoD is pretty damn close to reality....


Ha ha...ha........ha you made me laugh. You dont know war at all after you just said that no if ands or butts cod is nothing not 1 thing close to reality,

SewLeslyPosted:

-CP CoD is pretty damn close to reality....


Play hardcore for realism

FamousPosted:

Call of Duty, to me is so realist and I enjoy it like that. I wish they would make a movie, "Act of Valor" was something like it.


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