According to a report today from VG 24/7, Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin equated the game to a Hollywood blockbuster rather than a reliving of real life experiences in the military.
Rubin said Call of Duty and the series’ publisher Activision have a tremendous amount of respect for veterans, and in no way do they feel the game is a “representation of what their (veterans) lives are like.”
However, Rubin did preface the statement by saying the action in the game features authentic equipment and authentic experiences.
“A lot of the stuff that we show in the game has been done by someone, but it’s not a representation of what they do or it’s not an equivalent in any way of what they do,” Rubin said. “We’re just trying to make a fun movie.”
Activision CEO Hirshberg, according to a report from ShackNews, said that the company did consult veterans in the development process in order to get the feel right for the game.
“… There are guys who come in and do our mo-cap for us and become actors in the game, do the stunts in our commercials,” Hirshberg said. “And certainly, there are some high-level consultants who have some harrowing stories that have been some of the inspiration for some of the missions and levels in our games.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts hits shelves for the PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 on Nov. 5. The game will also be released for the PS4 on Nov. 15 in North America. Nov. 29 in Europe, and on the Xbox One on Nov. 22.