Submitted by PrivateRyan 2010d ago | news

Gearbox working on Call of Duty rival?

OXM UK reports that Gearbox could be working on a rival title to Call of Duty.

Gearbox has registered trademarks are for the names World War II Hero, War Hero, Brothers In Arms War Hero and Modern War Hero. This also follows comments by Gearbox chief Randy Pitchford that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty series is great but they should try something new. (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Cajun Chicken  +   2010d ago
'Hero'...awfully generic.
-MD-  +   2010d ago
CBaoth  +   2010d ago
Like MODERN WARFARE isn't generic as well? Don't even get me started on MAG.
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-MD-  +   2010d ago
Massive Action Game lol yes this is king of all generic titles.
SuperM  +   2010d ago
Nope. Modern Warfare sounds good. And Modern War Hero sounds awefully much like a ripoff. A really bad one.
Syronicus  +   2010d ago
The name matters not...
If they are trying to make a game that rivals COD then they need to work with something other than the BIA's engine they are currently using. BIA and COD have always been completely different and trying to compete would be bad for Gearbox.

In other thoughts however, I would like to see them make a modern warfare game with the same controls as BIA:Hells Highway.
Cajun Chicken  +   2010d ago
lol, I sort of like MAG. Generic title as heck, but as an old UK commercial used to say 'It does what it says on the tin'.
poopsack  +   2009d ago
although they did scrap that for MAG: Shadow War, and its no longer an acronym for "Massive A.." but u prob dont care, and repeat this to urself while u touch urself at night.
poopface1  +   2009d ago
Gearbox says others should try something different, then blatantly creates ripoff to every game they criticized.

I really thought opposing force was good, but gearbox shouldnt be telling people to "do something different" and then try to rip it off.

At least infinity ward didnt call COD4 counter-terrorist hero.

I wonder what their halo ripoff will be, "alien killer hero". these names sound like something you get in the "1001 games in a fake n64 controller" thing.
Mikelarry  +   2010d ago
is the first mistake a developer can make by saying they are trying to rival another proven big game. gamers arent going to judge the game on the positive sides now they are just going to compare looking for every negative aspect of which this game fails compared to call of duty.
Cajun Chicken  +   2010d ago
Yes, this exactly the same thing like when core members that made early Medal of Honour games for PC broke up, set up a company called Infinity Ward and claimed they were going to make a game better than Medal of Honor that was going to be called Call of Duty.
LightofDarkness  +   2010d ago
If you read it(not even carefully...), they haven't claimed anything. OXM just reported that Gearbox have registered names for a series of titles, without any mention of intention or content.
peeps  +   2009d ago
yep the 'call of duty' rival just comes at the prospect of a new war game in modern times lol
Mikelarry  +   2009d ago
@ cajun
whether or not IW did the same thing its still not a good idea for example qauntum supposed to be the ps3's version of gears of war gamers were quick to burn it down for all the negatives, why not just produce a game and let the public make up thier mind about what the game isnt and who it rivals. but good luck to them at producing a game that rivals cod the series
evrfighter  +   2009d ago
@ cajun

EA killed Medal of Honor. Simple as that
Tomkar  +   2009d ago
Let them do their job and hopefully we will get anoyher game on the market, it cant get worse only better with another game ;)
The-Director  +   2009d ago
If it's another WW2 game they shouldn't bother.
Skynetone  +   2009d ago
Modern War Hero
Whats next G.T.B, a GTA rip off
StanLee  +   2009d ago
Pfft . . . please, it's another mediocre Brother's In Arms game.
clixx33  +   2009d ago
All I can say is...
God be with you Gearbox, this is an extremely tough competitor. However, you pull this off and it'll be amazing.
Captain Tuttle  +   2009d ago
WW2 Hero?
Finally! I've been waiting for a WW2 game forever.
bjornbear  +   2009d ago
Guys you don't get it...
Its like MW..but using the guitar hero peripheral..hello? HERO!!!
Grown Folks Talk  +   2009d ago
Brothers in Arms was good,
but probablt too slow for the majority of COD fans. I liked it better because it was more tactical & actually required some semblance of thought. Give me my 360 version of Full Spectrum Warrior THQ!
Pandamobile  +   2009d ago
Combine COD with the scale of Battlefield 2 and you've got a winner.

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