Just pondering on the news channel throughout the past couple of days eagerly anticipating any new information on the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and I start thinking about how I have played this mission a million times in Modern Warfare 2.
I don't know about you but when I heard about the assassination I was immediately thinking about the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare series. It was just putting the mission that I felt was most similar to it, which my conclusion was The Gulag from Modern Warfare 2.
It was one of my favorite missions but the only problem with it was that it was a rescue mission, sent in to get Captain Price. If you were sent to kill someone the whole operation would have been very similar to Osama Bin Ladens death. But you have to admit, when you heard the news you were quite tempted to pop in that Modern Warfare 2 disk or at least tempted to play it.
Its interesting to consider if you compile both Modern Warfare 2 and the Medal Of Honor reboot, together you get quite a similar operation done in Pakistan on Monday. The video technology that was used in Medal Of Honor is quite a contrast to what Obama was using to watch the operation live through their helmets. And obviously the mission layout of Modern Warfare 2 is similar to the outline used by the Navy Seals. After all you do kinda play as them in the The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday mission.
I guess its an interesting look at video games when it comes to military operations like these, especially when these things do happen. Sometimes....
But whats bad about this piece of news is that the demand for modern warfare games will go up making developers less imaginative and publishers less inclined to go for more innovated titles. Modern warfare games have earned its own genre of games considering its popularity over the coming years. When someone said on the news that this 'ends a chapter of modern warfare' I knew games like the upcoming Battlefield 3 would prosper highly from this news.
Of course this new piece of news wont change the gaming industry directly, but for the folks that hate Call Of Duty and modern warfare games in general, be prepared for a little surge of games set in modern warfare.