Details of Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Gulf War Setting Emerge
Details regarding the much-anticipated new setting for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops videogame have surfaced, teasing military fans what promises to be an impressively immersive and realistic experience. The upcoming game, which is set to come out in late October, is primarily set during the Persian Gulf War, which took place from 1990 to 1991.
To make the game as realistic as possible, the developers of Call of Duty: Black Ops are scouring historical records to ensure accuracy in missions, maps, enemy AI, and even weaponry. The team also has an impressive collection of classified government documents from the original Gulf War, including intelligence instructions which were sent to commanding officers.
The game engine, Codemasters’ Proprietary Gasoline 3.0, is already powering some of the most successful military-style videogames on the market today. While the engine has already proven to be capable of allowing for challenging missions with sophisticated enemy AI, complications have popped up due to the large geographical and political scope of the Gulf War.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is said to feature missions from the United States, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, as well as missions from the United Nations forces. As the game progresses, players will learn more about the political and military forces operating in the Middle East at that time. In addition to battling their human enemies, players must also deal with the constant threat of natural disasters like sandstorms and nuclear contamination.
In order to provide an accurate historical representation of the Gulf War, the development team is utilizing the extensive audio archives obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). This is a vast library which contains recordings from the war that range from actual combat to interviews with soldiers and government officials.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is sure to provide an impressively realistic and detailed account of the Gulf War. With its advanced game engine, historical data, and audio archives, this is sure to be one of the best military-style videogames ever released.