|Amrich: Call of Duty "still plays in the realm of plausibility" with Ghosts|
|Posted: 11.09.2013 10:37 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
A story trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts revealing a US spaced-based weapon system dubbed ODIN, which happened to fire extremely powerful kinetic blasts - plus a dog took out a helicopter.
Despite all that the Call of Duty "still plays in the realm of plausibility," argues community manager Dan Amrich, he notes it's "more science than science fiction." Infinity Ward aren't wearing tinfoil hats.
This year a Reddit appeared for the USAF’s Project Thor, which is based off plans for a satellite platform.
“Telephone poles from space? It’s actually more science than science fiction," assured Activison's Dan Amrich.
"The concept of kinetic bombardment – nicknamed in the science and defense communities as ‘Rods from God‘ – has been used in sci-fi stories for years by authors including Robert Heinlein, Larry Niven, and Neal Stephenson, but it’s also been seriously considered by the United States Air Force as a military strike that could create mass devastation without nuclear fallout.” New ways to kill without a messy clean-up? Science! GLaDOS would be proud.
“In fact, long after Infinity Ward had committed to the concept for Ghosts, a thread about the USAF’s Project Thor showed up on Reddit in May of this year, which simultaneously made people involved in CoD feel good about their game’s fiction and a bit worried that the ‘catastrophic event’ might leak," continued the community manager.
“This was an eerie echo of last year, when President Obama started talking about rare earth minerals two months before Treyarch revealed it was playing a role in the story of Black Ops II. Say what you will about its over-the-top gameplay and action-movie attitude, but Call of Duty still plays in the realm of plausibility.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 November 5th. Watch those skies, videogamer.