Call of Duty 2014 to Focus on Private Military Companies
The next Call of Duty will be about private military companies.
That, at least, is the message of a new video recently released by Sledgehammer Games and the news group Vice. The video, which runs a little under four minutes, offers a cursory rundown of PMCs and their ongoing expansion and influence in the world. How this ties into Call of Duty is made abundantly clear.
“In the next Call of Duty the world’s powerful military is not a country,” it says. “It’s a corporation.”
The video spends its duration explaining how such a scenario could be possible, highlighting the large role of PMCs in recent conflicts such as Afghanistan while also highlighting the ability of groups or individuals with large sums of cash to essentially hire armies in weeks.
“I can make a dozen phone calls and within a month we’ll have a thousand guys,” said Simon Mann of the PMC Executive Outcomes.
The game in turn, looks as though it will focus on the consequences of the growing PMC culture and the potential dangers of private militaries growing powerful enough to challenge nations. Whatever the new Call of Duty will be, fans will get their first look at it on Sunday, May 4th when a countdown clock expires and Sledgehammer unveils the game to the world.