Exclusive: Inside The Making Of Call Of Duty 4

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318w ago - The new March 2008 issue of Game Developer magazine has an exclusive creator-written article on the making of Infinity Ward's Call Of Duty 4, and Gamasutra has extracts from the piece, discussing a second 'new IP' team once working at the developer and the relative successes of CoD4's PC and Xbox 360 demos.

The postmortem, written by Infinity Ward's Zeid Rieke and Michael Boon, is described by the Game Developer editors as follows:

"Call of Duty 4 is one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2007, and the authors make no secret of their pride in the product. There are many important lessons in here, from sticking to your ideals for a game (even if you aren't completely in charge of the series), to maintaining focus when alluring new IPs loom."

The Evolution Of CoD4

In this first extract, the Infinity Ward team discuss the start of the project, and some of the thought processes the team went through when creating the highly rated title, which Activision is claiming is the best-selling game of 2007 at 7 million copies:

"Call of Duty 4 was Infinity Ward's third Call of Duty game, and as such we approached it knowing we needed to do something fresh. We don't want to pigeonhole ourselves any more than we have to, and many members of the team came off Call...
 

Call of Duty 4 PS3 Firmware problems resolved!

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334w ago - As expected, Infinity Ward has confirmed that the problems of the PS3 version of Call of Duty 4 following the release of firmware v2.01 are now over and done with.

They announced that gamers should no longer be receiving error messages or any other issues related to the firmware update in the game and they thanked for everyone letting them know so they could get the issued resolved efficiently.

The actual fix is separate to a forthcoming patch for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions which promised optimisation of the multiplayer experience. However patch v1.2 for the PC is available to grab from InfinityWard.com.
 

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare DS fact sheet, official boxart

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340w ago - The signature Call of Duty® chaos of battle is coming to Nintendo DS™ for the first time in a modern day first-person action experience packed with intense sights, sounds and gameplay. Call of Duty 4®: Modern Warfare™ for the Nintendo DS delivers an arsenal of modern weaponry, arming gamers with precision controls and touch screen capabilities for battle across the world's most dangerous hotspots. In an unfolding story that parallels the epic, high-octane PC and next generation console Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the Nintendo DS title enlists players as U.S. and coalition forces against a rogue enemy, where the action rages from land to the skies in all-out combat that threatens the world.

KEY FEATURES:

• Nintendo DS Touch Screen and Stylus - Intuitive stylus-based movement controls allows unique ways to construct explosive devices, disarm traps, and perform hand-to-hand combat.

• Diversity of Gameplay - Delivering a variety of combat, the title takes players from the soldier to the satellite with multiple scenarios. Gamers will experience mobilization as they fast-rope from tactical helicopters, engage hostile forces from an aerial gunship, and experience the ferocity of building to building fighting.

• Instant Action - Featuring the signature Call of Duty...
 

PS3 not getting Call of Duty 4 collector edition

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344w ago - Activision on Tuesday announced that a special collector's edition of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will be released for Xbox 360 and PC, but not PS3.

For $10 above the manufacturer's suggested retail price ($69 on Xbox 360, $59 on PC), Activison will bundle a Call of Duty 4 artwork book.

The Xbox 360 Collector's Edition includes a bonus DVD content such as the "making of" video, a war documentary, level walk-throughs, and campaign trailers. The PC Collector's Edition ships with a strategy guide in lieu of the bonus DVD.

Special edition games are seen as a way for game publishers to squeeze an incremental amount of additional money from willing gamers.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare launches for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on November 5.
 







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