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Submitted by billythepunk 778d ago | interview

Infinity Ward: "[We've] been trying to make movies you get to play" - AusGamers

AusGamers caught up with Infinity Ward veteran, Mark Reuben, who talked openly about many aspects of the series from over the years, including their narrative philosophy and player handholding.

"My overall feeling on that is I hope we don’t," Reuben said of giving players more autonomy. "And I’ll give you the reason why: I play a lot of different games, I mean if I see it on Steam I pretty much buy it -- I’m playing Gun Point right now, it’s fricking awesome -- and it’s its thing and there are a lot of other games that do its thing and if everyone started to follow [that] direction one way or the other, I would be very disappointed because then all the games would be copying themselves. So we as a franchise have always been trying to make movies that you get to play..." (Call of Duty: Ghosts, E3, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

ElitaStorm  +   778d ago
its hard to make movies you get to play in just one year
HammadTheBeast  +   778d ago
This is like Micheal Bay thinking he's Christopher Nolan.
Jovanian  +   778d ago
well technically each cod has around 2 years of development

but I get your point
wastedcells  +   778d ago
How about making games we want to play first. COD got destroyed BF4, destiny and killzone at e3. IMO.
_QQ_  +   778d ago
COD was at E3?
wastedcells  +   778d ago
Exactly.
danny818  +   778d ago
They weren at e3. They didnt want the core gamers who were on the fence of getting it getting discourages by the awsomeness of bf4
Shnazzyone  +   777d ago
Well, that's why the movies aren't as good as the multiplayer.
Mr_Nuts  +   778d ago
Awwww look at IW thinking they are NaughtyDog....cute
ElitaStorm  +   778d ago
lol is that why they have a naughty dog in Call of Duty Ghost?
Kanzes  +   778d ago
MGS4 did more better to make a games like a movie than Uncharted series in my opinion, you know, with all those crazy long cutscenes
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Nitrowolf2  +   778d ago
It's not that, it's playing one that's the idea.

I know MGS4 had long cutscenes, but compared to Uncharted, the gameplay for Uncharted was def movie feel.

Though Heavy Rain and Beyond probably take that cake. Can't wait for beyond twosouls
Mr_Nuts  +   778d ago
MGS4 took it too far in my opinion, just when you think they are done...they start up ANOTHER cutscene.
ape007  +   778d ago
MGS4 is an amazing game but the gameplay-cutscene ratio is out of balance
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_QQ_  +   778d ago
MGS 4 was more of an experience than a movie, what MGS4 achieved isn't somthing you can get from a movie, and certainly isn't somthing i got from uncharted.
EmperorDalek  +   778d ago
Black Ops 2 had a better story than Uncharted 3. Oh, but you haven't played it, so I guess you wouldn't know.
Mr_Nuts  +   778d ago
Funny....really funny

If your not trying to make a joke...then I pity you.
NarooN  +   778d ago
I played Black Ops 2's story. It started off great, actually, and then it became absolutely ridiculously stupid the moment they introduced Menendez. He ruined the game with his moronic reason for doing what he was doing.

Uncharted never had a moment where the story started off good, then half-way through became unbearably stupid.
ape007  +   778d ago
um uncharted 2 took serious notes from Call Of Duty 4
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Mr_Nuts  +   778d ago
Whatever you say, jeez lot of COD defends on here tonight, guess that's what you get when the bubble system is reset.

Uncharted 2 takes most of it's inspiration from movies like Indiana Jones, The Mummy and other action adventure films. Why would ND need to look at COD for notes lol
EmperorDalek  +   778d ago
Here's the intro to BO2, which is just the setup for the villain. Compare him to Uncharted 3's villains.

Related video
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Riderz1337  +   778d ago
You've been failing...miserably.
vulcanproject  +   778d ago
Don't make movies we get to play. Make games we want to play. You are a games developer not a playable movie developer. Simples.
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rezzah  +   778d ago
Pretty bad movies. Even another dev team has been making better "movies" than them, the originals.
HammadTheBeast  +   778d ago
See, when they say this, I look at something like, Beyond Two Souls, or Heavy Rain, or The Last of Us or Uncharted.

And then I laugh.
darthkai  +   778d ago
How about they start by making a game you want to play.
The first Modern Warfare was nice, so what happened?
NameRemoved0017  +   778d ago
The developers left infinity ward that made the first modern warfare.
Pittoo  +   778d ago
CoD has a mode with a story? How do I unlock it? Cheat codes?
HammadTheBeast  +   778d ago
DLC
Mikelarry  +   778d ago
Apparently amazing fish ai and jaw dropping dogs are considerd playable movies
a_bro  +   778d ago
hey guys, you wanna hear a joke? CALL OF DUTY!
ape007  +   778d ago
wanna hear another joke.....cod sells in 1 minute than your cod hating comments in your lifetime baby
a_bro  +   778d ago
It's also the same shit game you buy year after year.
NarooN  +   778d ago
Haha still defending CoD with your life, ape? Keep at it, it's adorable :D
ape007  +   778d ago
^^^^^^

um at least defending a game that i like is better than bashing a game religiously that i don't play
0pie  +   778d ago
i think it will be the 1st call of duty im gonna skip since cod4.
Im kinda tired of this franchise and to be honnest ... Infinity ward are horrible in story telling.
renojames  +   778d ago
Smmfh all I want is a good great game from beginning to end. Not photorealistic or a movie and Nintendo usually delivers Sony does about 12 the time. I think the bioware games are mostly good missing only in full immersion for me. I want a game like ffx lozoot legend of dragoon parasite eve vagrant story loztp n lozss thousand arms the dk series xeno anything an epic RPG or action RPG Mario's anything just keep it a game dammit I don't want a movie
SanMarco  +   778d ago
Yea. Well your failing horribly.
MisfitsInc  +   778d ago
they need to stop trying to make movies you can play, and start making GAMES that are FUN to play
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   778d ago
Trend of the industry, and why gaming as a whole is so goddamn boring now.

The push for cinematics and realism is the worst thing that has ever happened to gaming. It's what ruined GTAIV and SSX2012.
sarcastoid  +   778d ago
Oh yeah IW? Naughty Dog says Hi.
Sarobi  +   778d ago
Well you definitely aren't winning any major awards for these "movies-that-you-play&quo t; games you call "Call of Duty"
Bonerboy  +   778d ago
...and there in lies the problem....
mamotte  +   778d ago
So this year they were inspired by Scooby Doo, so you can play as a dog.

...what a bad joke, I need a life.
linkenski  +   777d ago
Alright IW, and i guess your "movie" is going to be just fantastic. Have a war and see hundreds of people die and then get sentimental and overly emotional because your dog is in danger. That's what we're gonna get. I'm ready for some cringeworthy and forced storytelling.
PhantomT1412  +   777d ago
WW2-era CoD relied more on atmosphere than scenario and I think that worked better for a video game, at least of this genre.
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Xof  +   777d ago
I'd much, much rather play a game than a movie.

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