It’s no secret that most gamers, while they do enjoy their games to a degree, think that the Activision-owned developer Treyarch‘s Call of Duty games aren’t as good as the ones developed by Infinity Ward. Treyarch knows that and they’re fairly confident that Call of Duty: Black Ops will exceed consumer expectations and deliver an even better experience than the one Modern Warfare 2 gave.
Treyarch’s Josh Olin explains:
“Modern Warfare 2 is an extremely successful entertainment launch, record selling, which is absolutely phenomenal. Every Call of Duty game has ratcheted the bar up for the next one, and we’re just ratcheting up the bar one step further. I think Black Ops is going to exceed expectations. This game is going to be huge.
We’re going to let Black Ops speak for itself. We’re always trying to make the best game we can possibly make, and with Black Ops it really is the best work we’ve ever done. [Black Ops] will stand out in true Call of Duty fashion. It’s going to be a very big year for us.”
I actually enjoyed World at War very much and I think Treyarch is very capable of stepping up to the plate, despite all of the adversity it’s facing as an underdog developer to one of the most popular game franchises in recent times. The teaser trailer took me by surprise in it’s intensity, although the dialogue was a bit… lacking in quality.
If Treyarch takes what made Modern Warfare 2 great and adds/improves things that people want to see (four player Spec Ops, anyone?), Black Ops will be everything they want it to be. It wouldn’t hurt to have a dedicated co-op storyline, as well. It doesn’t have to be long, but having it would make a world of difference to me.
Call of Duty: Black Ops will let you re-live the violent parts of history when it releases on November 9, 2010 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and PC.