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Black Ops 2 Imitating Ghost Recon:Future Soldier, Ubisoft marketeer thinks so

| May 3, 2012

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is getting ready to launch, and Ubisoft’s popular military franchise has had a futuristic tone since its Advanced Warfighter days.  Upon announcement of Future Soldier “going gold”, meaning that the discs are printed and being prepped to ship, Ubisoft’s marketing and sales director took a moment to call Black Ops 2 ‘an imitation’.

“Our competitors recently revealed plans to imitate our game’s future technology for their release in the fall”“While one of our competitors recently revealed plans to imitate our game’s future technology for their release in the fall, we’re proud to be bringing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to retail this month,” said Ubisoft’s Tony Key.  “Future Soldier has an unparalleled amount of high-tech weapons, gadgets and technology based on real prototypes currently in development that will show gamers the true meaning of future warfare.”

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 futuristic setting was definitely a shocker for many Call of Duty fans.  Players will be introduced to a near future setting in the game, with advanced technology that does sound similar to what’s found in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.   Imitation though?

The Ghost Recon franchise has always had a more methodical approach to the gameplay in both the single and multiplayer areas of the game, and judging by the multiplayer beta, strategy and tactics are more prevalent than ever before.  Using technology to get the upper hand on the battlefield looks to be the heart and soul of Future Soldier, whereas Call of Duty has been a chaotic, reflex based first person-shooter since Call of Duty 4.  Two wildly different tastes to the gamer palette.

Does this look like Call of Duty?

It’s hard to call them wrong at this point, seeing as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 won’t be arriving until November.  Though I’d be willing to wager that the two games will end up being unlike each other in every way, aside from the weapons of course.  Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is set for a May 22nd release date on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

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  • Brevs

    They don’t even resemble similarities to the nearest. The future technology is completely different.


    gameplay wise definitely no but overall theme and atmosphere is uncannily similar  

    • I see your profile picture and I am wondering: have you read “Rorschach in Equestria”?

  • Frank

    LMAO That’s the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard. Just because its set in the future doesn’t mean it’s an imitation. Does Ubisoft hold exclusive rights for developing games set in the future? Haha, dudes just bitter that Future Soldier comes out in three weeks yet hasn’t recieved any hype.

  • Anonymous

    The gameplay looks more like a third person Battlefield more than anything. As for being in the future? Yes, Ubisoft has a copyright on ANYTHING happening in the future, better inform Hideo Kojima, which I think Blops 2 draws more inspiration when it comes to future stuff.


      How is this like a third person Battlefield at all -_-

    • Frank

      Lmao Exactley. Game set in the Future(c), must be approved by Ubisoft.

  • I can understand why Key would like to emphasize / promote GR: Future Soldier’s ideas on future-tech warfare, but I don’t think it’s accurate to say that CoD: Black Ops II is trying to imitate their game at all.

  • Yup,  you know I find myself agreeing with most of your posts AIRFREAK lol

  • Thatguy

    not really,

  • Njb

    So what if blackops 2 copies some ideas.

    Ghost Recon Future Soldier is a completely different game that actually requires teamwork, tactics and skill. The Beta is great, unless your playin with ppl who just care bout kills or they have no clue. its best played with friends or ppl who have headsets on your team so you can at least communicate.

    Im love the tech, so many ways to detect, reveal and confuse the enemy. Plus when you get detected it tells you how and gives you time to counter it. you get so much more XP for actually pushin and completing the objective. plus you get more xp by sticking with your squad, plus objectives take less time when you have squad members near you. its so hard to do stuff solo, unless the enemy is dumb or your just amazing.

    plus i like the spawn camping fix. If you sit and spawn camp, another spawn opens up on the otherside of the map for your team. 

  • Jaskdavis

    Thats Dumb, I guess I can say that COD BO2 is a clear copy cat of BF: 2142 then, huh? ;)

  • Hazza_w

    Well as a major rainbow six fan I would just like to voice how I see CoD fans right now :D

  • Gman

    Yeah and GR:FS copied BF2142, facepalm.


    COD fans=Stupid consumers buying the same game over and over again. Doesn’t matter what they put in the game, the result will be the same “Rambo” game play. That’s why going from one call of duty to the next is so easy, its the same game with a different cover and campaign.

    Technology may be different, but the intent is definitely there to keep people buying their wash, rinse, repeat game by stealing from other games. There is nothing revolutionary about COD period. They steal from other games to put in theirs and call it revolutionary. Biggest band of thieves in the industry. 

    P.S. I really like COD because it filters out most of the Rambo idiots and obnoxious kids from playing games that require team work skills.

  • Damopred

    how about cod doing vietnam, from the australian side of the story, instead of all ways the usa

  • All personal opinions aside, neither of these games come close to each other, except for the future world setting. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will be an FPS while Ghost Recon Future Solider is a third person shooter. So this is nothing more than smart marketing by Ubisoft to capitals on Black Ops 2’s domination of the media. 

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