Well now, this is certainly interesting. Call of Duty: Ghosts has only been out for a few days, but it’s already creating a kerfuffle online. We’re not talking Fox News outrage over things like the notorious “No Russian” sequence – this time it’s gamer indignation. Why? Well, it looks like a sequence of animation has been copied and pasted from Modern Warfare 2.
With Call of Duty churning out sequel after sequel every year since the dinosaurs died and cavemen developed the first PC, it’s unsurprising that assets would be re-used here and there. With Ghosts, however, we have cut-scene animations. Does that make it any different? Assets? Cut-scene animations? What’s the difference?
Naturally, people are saying that this is indicative of the annualisation of Call of Duty franchise and Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Activision are now, literally, releasing the SAME THING each year. Other more forgiving people (or perhaps ardent CoD fans?) are saying that the copied scene is a tribute to Modern Warfare 2. Activision has yet to respond. Video after the jump.
What do you think? Is this unforgivable? Should we care considering it’s a 15 second cut-scene? Is this just another Internet storm in a teacup?