You may think the events that unfolded within the latest story-related Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer that debuted earlier this morning are implausible, but according to Activision Community Manager Dan “One of Swords” Amrich, the concept of kinetic bombardment is “actually more science than science fiction.”
“Telephone poles from space? It’s actually more science than science fiction,” Amrich wrote in a recent blog update. “The concept of kinetic bombardment – nicknamed in the science and defense communities as ‘Rods from God‘ – has been used in sci-fi stories for years by authors including Robert Heinlein, Larry Niven, and Neal Stephenson, but it’s also been seriously considered by the United States Air Force as a military strike that could create mass devastation without nuclear fallout.”
He went on to describe some of the coincidental aspects between Call of Duty: Ghosts’ setting and story with real-life developments.
“In fact, long after IW had committed to the concept for Ghosts, a thread about the USAF’s Project Thor showed up on Reddit in May of this year, which simultaneously made people involved in CoD feel good about their game’s fiction and a bit worried that the ‘catastrophic event’ might leak,” he continued. Lastly, he added, “This was an eerie echo of last year, when President Obama started talking about rare earth minerals two months before Treyarch revealed it was playing a role in the story of Black Ops II. Say what you will about its over-the-top gameplay and action-movie attitude, but Call of Duty still plays in the realm of plausibility.”
Also, firearms do work in space, you just wouldn’t hear them, and firing for more than a few second would likely cause you to start spinning out of control.
What do you guys think of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ plot so far?