If you haven’t heard the news, hide and seek champion Osama Bin Laden was confirmed dead last night, killed by U.S. Navy SEALs. President Obama made the announcement last night, resulting in crowd-surfacing people in Captain America costumes.
With worldwide buzz-topic news like that comes those who wish to make money off of the event, and as such, there’s already word of studios fast-tracking Bin Laden related films. How long do you think it’ll take before one of the mainstay FPS video game franchises includes a mission where you’re a special ops soldier assigned to breach Bin Laden’s compound to capture or kill him?
Call of Duty: Black Ops, also known as the best selling game ever, featured many real-life figures, from JFK to Fidel Castro, in its single player campaign. Speculation from fans as to what the next Call of Duty story would be about have included the hunting down of Bin Laden, and now more than ever, that makes sense.
Is it “too soon”? Is it ever, anymore? Whatever major game does this first, whether it be Battlefield, the next Medal of Honor or a Call of Duty game, there’s going to be a lot of headlines and that’s free marketing. It’s a business and it’s going to happen sooner rather then later.
Unlike Modern Warfare 2’s “No Russian” mission which featured the infamous airport massacre scene, killing the enemy is much more acceptable in these games.
So, will there be new Kill Osama Black Ops DLC? Maybe Infinity Ward can still fit him into the campaign of Modern Warfare 3.
There’s already a Bin Laden downloadable game that launched literally six hours after the news of his death, titled Mujahedin that lets you play a suicide bomber under his command. Its reviews, although explaining it’s satirical, are not overly positive though.
The creator of the flash game for Newgrounds was working on this before and the news of Bin Laden’s death put a slight hamper in his plans, although the timing couldn’t work out more perfect. He left the following message in the author comments:
“WTF?! I SPENT THE LAST FEW WEEKS TO CREATE THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE AND NOW ONE OF ITS MAIN PROTAGONISTS IS SIMPLY DEAD? THANK YOU USA, YOU SCREWED ME OVER!!!”
What game do you expect the Osama Bin Laden mission to show up in first?
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