The open-ended missions from last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, criticized by players, will return in the next installment of the popular series. About it reported insider Tom Henderson, citing his own sources.
Opposed at the announcement “iconic cinematic” missions “missions with open combat” turned out to be glued together from elements of Call of Duty: Warzone, with primitive stealth and absent direction.
According to Henderson, in Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War (the proposed title of the new game), the concept of missions with an increased level of gameplay freedom is evolving into a story-driven open world campaign.
According to the idea, the open world is similar to that of Far Cry: to move around the map, players with a squad will be able to use vehicles and even a fast travel system.
Raven Software is supposedly responsible for the story campaign (will also include linear missions) of Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War, while Treyarch is handling the multiplayer and zombie mode.
Henderson added that an open-world campaign could also appear in Call of Duty (2025), codenamed Saturn. This structure is reported to reduce the burden on developers.
Meanwhile, the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War is expected in October 2024 on PC and consoles of the last two generations. According to rumors, the game will tell about the war in the Persian Gulf (early 90s).