While Infinity Ward does call on military experts to advise the studio on different aspects of the series, it doesn’t mean that Call of Duty is in any way representative of the actual military. Executive producer for Call of Duty: Ghosts reaffirmed this sentiment when speaking to Game Informer (transcribed by Shack News).
“There’s an enormous amount of appreciation for what [veterans] do. In no way do we feel we are a representation of what their lives are like.
“We are trying to be a cinematic movie experience based on authentic equipment and authentic experience. A lot of the stuff that we show in the game has been done by someone, but it’s not a representation of what they do or it’s not an equivalent in any way of what they do. We’re just trying to make a fun movie.”
Because honestly, how many troops do you know of who detonated a nuke in US airspace to trigger an EMP to help the Marines fight back against Russia? Call of Duty: Ghosts will be releasing on November 5th for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC, and will also release on November 15th in North America and November 29th for PS4. An Xbox One release is due on November 22nd.