After listening to what he had to say before and during Black Ops 2, I am not overly keen on taking anything he has to say very seriously at all, but if they do go ahead and make a Black Ops 3, I will be bitterly disappointed.
Black Ops 2 campaign was terrible. It was a stupid storyline that was not necessary. I would rather see a new game with an original story, but I expect the same generic title seeing as Ghosts is just the same generic garbage as Modern Warfare, despite the fact that MW1 and MW2 were awesome.
Either way, we need to move away from the tired modern combat and try something new. Either go back to WW1 or WW2, or even try out another Vietnam title. If not, then it needs to be (very) futuristic. They have too many modern combat CoD titles these days, and we already know that IW will milk Ghosts now for at least one more sequel.
CoD needs a full makeover... fast!
I don't think Black Ops 3 is a good choice either. I think they should start over, as far as the campaign goes at least.
Start from WW2 again with changes to history to keep from getting stagnant. Hitler betrayed and replaced by someone more interesting and unique? Allied forces still winning, but just barely and with a lot more casualties, affecting the world in a more dramatic way, a way that I'll leave more creative people to come up with . Having the antagonist survive for next game in a clever way would help make him a more memorable character. (More memorable compared to the cardboard cutouts that plague the previous titles at least.)
I'm no writer, obviously, but I think starting over from one of the world wars is an infinitely better decision than continuing on the Black Ops train of semi-futuristic weirdness, or tossing your game into the furnace that is the modern shooter.
They could try the distant future thing. If nothing else than just to see how Treyarch would handle it.
It may take hundreds of hours to kill enough enemies by requiring a full minute to reload gun powder into the flintlock rifle to get one shot off but I'll work my a** off to unlock the hand-cranked gatlin gun that pivots on wagon wheels anyway. Hell yeah, baby!
Melee kills with knives and bayonets will rule supreme!
Black Ops 3 or a new title, I don't really care. What I just DON'T hope for, is another modern version. I mean, MW3, BO2 and now Ghosts. Plus that we had MW2 and MW3 (as Death said, were amazing). But modern war games doesn't feel like... wars. They don't have that intense feeling of a war. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go and play COD 5 (World at War). To me, WaW is THE Call of Duty. Black Ops was all ok, I really really liked BO1. BO2 was ok to me, but it doesn't have that feeling to it at all. If Treyarch is smart, they go back to World War 2. Or even World War 1. THOSE are true war experiences. I'm not saying I'm glad that the world wars happened (of course), but thinking about the nazis, the old style wars, the trenches, the concentration camps, and everything around WW2, I feel we NEED to go back there i order to get a good CoD.
I thought Ghosts would be good, but, it's really just like MW3. We need the good old war feeling. Again, I'm NOT saying I'm a fan of what happened in the war, NOT AT ALL. I'm just saying, it has such good history when we think about it now, 70 years later. If we get another modern CoD, I'm not sure if I'll buy it at all, since the modern CoDs are getting... old.
And of course, it HAS to include Zombies
The first time I played the campaign to WaW, the final level, where you raise the Russian flag in Berlin, brought a tear to my eye. Only then to have nacht afterwards. I just had my mind blown. No other COD game has done that for me.
It was brilliant. Totally agree with you Burning Fighter, for me WaW is also THE Call Of Duty. The feeling was so intense.
In fact, I think when I get home I'm going to go replay the campaign .
But back to zombies, how are they going to tie in zombies with another WW1/2 setting without totally destroying everything?
You could have a rival group to 935, and at some point, the rival group kill the O4, or at least stop Richtofen? Perhaps just before Moon, deeming all bo2 maps (and the moon easter egg) void.
Imagine it, a clean slate, with WW2 weapons, reasons for new Wonder Weapons, new characters to develop etc.
It could literally be a group from anywhere, an Axis group, Russian, British, American, a secret group,hell, even Japanese! But not even Richtofen or Maxis knew of it. The new group knew of what Richtofen/ Maxis were doing, and were making similar things.
Maybe even a final game mode with the last dlc, a grief map with o4 vs new group.
Either way, I've gone on a bit. Soz guys.