The Call Of Duty Tactics Game That Never Happened

Infinity Ward may have created Call of Duty but publisher Activision has always wanted to take the hit war-game series into different directions. Most of those efforts stalled — like the third-person variant that dev studio Sledgehammer was working on — and the public never gets to see what might have been.

But what you're seeing above is animation for a Call of Duty Tactics game that was in development at Vicarious Visions. It's listed as a prototype for Xbox 360 and PS3 on the website of animator Steve Nelson, who formerly worked at the studio that also made Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 for Activision.

While praised for its frenetically fast-paced action, Call of Duty often gets criticised for its shallow strategic depth. It would've been interesting to see what a tactically focused spin-off of the first-person franchise would have played like. But that may not be happening anytime soon.

[via Twitter]


Comments

    This is what they need! Why can't they do something like this, it would be a great refresher from the action movies we've been force fed the last couple of years.

    Sometimes the fanbase is like
    PLEASE CHANGE CALL OF DUTY IT'S SO STAGNANT
    And sometimes the fanbase is like
    OH TYPICAL ACTIVISION JUST TRYING TO MILK THEIR FRANCHISES FOR SHAAAME
    Whatever suits their capacity to complain on any given day

      don't forget the
      "OMG WTF THIS IS CRAP MODERN WARFARE IS SO MUCH BETTER. THIS OLD CRAP IS SH#$ AND BORING"
      something i heard and read all over the place after WaW and Blops

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