World at War

From An­gola to Ye­men, those naughty COD chaps have waged war across the globe. Is there any­where left to blow up?

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This past Au­gust, Nige­ria man­aged to con­tain an ebola virus out­break. But ar­riv­ing on its shores in its stead is some­thing that spreads across the world with just as much fe­roc­ity: Ac­tivi­sion’s glo­be­trot­ting, com­mer­cially prof­itable brand of war­fare. What was it about the Nige­rian cap­i­tal of La­gos that at­tracted the at­ten­tions of Call of Duty: Ad­vanced War­fare dev Sledge­ham­mer Games? “We were in­spired by the traf­fic scene in the film Heat, and wanted to find a set­ting ca­pa­ble of match­ing that” ex­plains Glen Schofield, Sledge­ham­mer’s stu­dio head. “Since the story had al­ready taken us to Africa, and since we’re set in the year 2055, we be­gan look­ing at which ci­ties within the con­ti­nent were ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the fastest rate of growth. La­gos was at the top of the list, and as it’s al­ready the most the most con­gested city in Africa – it was a nat­u­ral choice”.

With Nige­ria join­ing the party, it seems as though Call of Duty is fast run­ning out of places to trash. But just how many of the world’s 193 coun­tries has Ac­tivi­sion’s jug­ger­naut in­vaded?

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