Wii U could 'advance' Call of Duty, says Treyarch

Developer's director of communications says Wii U potentially capable of "advancing" Call of Duty, has no idea which dev is working on Black Ops: Declassified for PS Vita.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II has not been announced for Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console, but developer Treyarch believes this system could push the limits of the series.

Could Black Ops II wage war on the Wii U?

"When you talk about any technology that can enhance the Call of Duty experience, that's a technology that is worth considering," Treyarch director of communications John Rafacz told Videogamer. "There's that core Call of Duty experience and that is what fans expect, so anything that helps advance that is worth considering."

During the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo marketing executive Scott Moffitt said the Wii U could become the "preferred way" to play core titles, like Call of Duty. He said, "You can imagine how a game like Call of Duty would work on the Wii U--the GamePad will allow you to declutter the TV and pull gaming items like maps down and not interrupt your interaction and enjoy the cinematic quality of the game on the TV."

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is due out on November 13 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. As for the Wii U, that system is expected to arrive worldwide this holiday season.

Elsewhere in the interview, Rafacz said he has no idea which studio is developing Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for the PlayStation Vita.

"With regards to the Vita, all I can tell you is that it's quite literally declassified," he said.

Recently, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Guitar Hero developer Neversoft became the fifth Activision-owned studio tapped to work on the Call of Duty franchise. That studio's project is currently unknown.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

I remember back about 2 years ago when everyone on Gamespot was glorifying MW2. Now look at all of you. It's amazing what 2 games can do to ruin an entire series reputation. Maybe they have finally decided to get it right again. At least give them a chance.

wexorian
wexorian

Agree with wii u as Advance system question is how Devs will use it, As for Cod God sake Shutdown Your Copy paste studio once and for all.

3li3_3
3li3_3

Yes it could. and stop hating.

hadlee73
hadlee73

It's interesting to see a few more developers suddenly interested in the Wii U hardware after the gameplay footage of Zombi U was spread over the internet. Being a tech guy myself, I still want to know whats under the hood though.

jthotty
jthotty

I guess technology back in 2004 is a step forward?

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

They need to hire treyarch to write the scripts for E3.   Judging by this, it might actually be funny.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Let's hope this is not true. Nah, kidding. Don't want to upset anyone just because they like a particular game.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

Why advance CoD? It's been perfect for 6 titles apparently... why start now?

squall_83
squall_83

Elsewhere in the interview, Rafacz said he has no idea which studio is developing Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for the PlayStation Vita.

"With regards to the Vita, all I can tell you is that it's quite literally declassified," he said.

 

Uh.... doesn't he mean "classified"? Declassified would mean that we have all the information for the game.

erix43
erix43

I think they should do an aliens take over the world COD. That would be fun. 

 

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

LOL@ NINTENDO SHEEP THINKING WIIU IS "NEXT GEN".

 

LOLOLOLOLOL

 

WIIU IS A JOKE.

bluebird08
bluebird08

i still prefer a standard controller

DrKill09
DrKill09

Yes, "advance" a poorly aging series with glorified current gen hardware.  OF COURSE!  :P

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

ok putting the map on the controller would declutter the screen but having to glance down at your hand instead of the top right of the screen means your not looking at the screen at all and thats going to get you killed

kkushalbeatzz
kkushalbeatzz

I don't think CoD is bad. It just needs a new engine with better lighting effects and destructable environments. No more camping! Oh and a better HUD.

EggEmperor
EggEmperor

They don't even know who's making the port of their own game. That's good  -_-

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

"You can imagine how a game like Call of Duty would work on the Wii U--the GamePad will allow you to declutter the TV and pull gaming items like maps down and not interrupt your interaction and enjoy the cinematic quality of the game on the TV."

 

That's just dumb, I don't wanna look away from the screen to look at the mini-map. That would get you killed more than anything.

 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

A next-gen console wouldn't work for Call of Duty. The Wii U's hardware power might prevent it from both running at 60 fps and looking like crap at the same time

emperiox
emperiox

Lol at the Wii-U advancing anything. Nintendumb SUXXXXXXXX!!! xD

Topracer01
Topracer01

reading the title made me laugh lol

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

Call of Duty needs a new everything Nintendo....

xdrmonkeyfishx
xdrmonkeyfishx

CoD is CoD. And I honestly don't see the WiiU being a console intended for core gamers

R2BDSi
R2BDSi

COD advancing? I'm being trolled here?

moviequest14
moviequest14

 @HiImUPSMan ''LOLOLOLOL'' at the fact that because you don't think the system is 'worthy'' of being next gen because it's more than likely going to be weaker that it's official it's next gen. According to that logic your ''next gen'' ps4/720 is already gen before last gen compared to pc , which would be the ONLY next gen system.

grbolivar
grbolivar

@DrKill09

"glorified current gen hardware" 

Are you kidding me? The WiiU hardware will be dated crap, said by the same people of Nintendo. The Wii history will repeat again with the WiiU: crappy,  dated, cheap hardware that will at much be at the level of the Xbox 360.

jthotty
jthotty

 @mario-nin-freak Manufactured this year? So I should start selling CRT Monitors, and say this is a new product huh?????

emperiox
emperiox

 @moviequest14 You must be crazy! I'd NEVER miss an opportunity to bash on Nintendo and their tweenybaby fangirls. :)

   

emperiox
emperiox

 @UnwantedSpam I know, I can't believe how factual that sentence and a half that I typed was...

Am I a genius or what? ;)

 

grbolivar
grbolivar

 @ABEzilla116 Sorry but @emperiox is somewhat right. The WiiU will, once again, have date, crappy hardware that can match Xbox 360 at much, this was insinuated by Nintendo people themselves some days ago. When 720 and PS4 arrive, WiiU will not be match to them and succumb to oblivion quickly like the Wii. I just hope Nintendo know what they are doing....

emperiox
emperiox

 @UnwantedSpam Only Nintendo players sniff glue...REAL men sniff gasoline. Of course, Nintendo players aren't men though are they? That was rhetorical, everyone knows that only 9 year olds play Nintendumb consoles. :)

 

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@ABEzilla116 @emperiox What was that you was saying about obvious fanboy is obvious?

emperiox
emperiox

 @ABEzilla116 Not at all, however...I refuse to pass up an opportunity to make Nintendumb fangirls cry like babies so i always make time in my busy schedule. Also, as for your second comment: it's better to get bent over by Sony than to get bent over by Nintendo. You Nintendo players are like the "inferior race"...when are you going to realise that the Vita is better than all of your DS rehashes combined? :)

 

emperiox
emperiox

 @ABEzilla116 Also even my toilet is better then Nintendo...hence why Nintendo consoles belong in the toilet...they're absolute crap.

 

emperiox
emperiox

 @ABEzilla116 Yeah noob what he said. Now that you mention it though...Sony > Nintendo. Hell, even Jagex > Nintendo. :P