Treyarch has admitted that its 2010 shooter, Black Ops, didn't do enough to innovate, but that its upcoming Black Ops 2, which is set to launch this November, will take the Call Of Duty series in a completely new direction.
Treyarch's Mark Lamia said that while he has "no complaints with Black Ops", the core gameplay didn't change enough from previous Call Of Duty entries.
"We had customisation in the game, we had the theatre, the emblem editor, the maps, the settings, the locations that we created, all that stuff really came through," he began. "But one of the things that it didn't do, is it didn't look at the gameplay and say, 'hey, let's significantly innovate upon some of these core systems.' They were more like refinements and changes to proven core COD gameplay."
Mr Lamia says that the customisation and personalisation in Black Ops was cosmetic, but in Black Ops 2 "it's now your gameplay."
"You can kind of see how, as a studio we're really into empowering the player to try and give them some unique aspects - to interject their own personalisation and customisation into the character," he said.
What do you think of Black Ops 2's so-called "innovation"? Do you think Treyarch is doing enough to evolve that experience?
Source: Game Zone
By Gaetano Prestia