“We know people were aggrieved, but CoD3 wasn’t made by us - it was a console developer who made a console game. CoD4 is being released two years from the finish of CoD2, as CoD2 was two years from CoD. If a game comes out every year, it isn’t going to be as amazing.”
Next up is one of the first US missions, which begins with an obvious homage to the “Ride of the Valkyries” helicopter attack from Apocalypse Now, with a dozen or so Black Hawks flying in over a very detailed Middle Eastern town, as ground-to-air missiles roar up from ground level, snaking smoky trails behind them. You hastily rappel down into the dusty urban sprawl with the other troops - some of your fellows begin constructing barbed wire defenses, while you commence intense street-to-street fighting, throwing the new flashbang grenades into rooms and clearing them of stunned enemies.