Status: 25/09/2023, 16:52 p.m.
By: Philipp Hansen
Nuketown from Call of Duty has never been seen so "disturbingly" realistic. The shooter bodycam fascinates, shocks and divides viewers.
Hamburg – Call of Duty celebrates its next major release before the end of 2023, with the hotly anticipated Modern Warfare 3 coming out and replacing MW2. Quantum leaps should not be expected. But another shooter now shows how incredibly realistic CoD would look in the insanely strong Unreal Engine 5. However, some fans find the "ultra" photorealism a bit too violent and criticize the actually playable game bodycam.
|Name of the game||Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0|
|Release||16 November 2022|
|Row||Call of Duty|
|Platform||PS5, Xbox Series X, PC|
|Genre||First Person Multiplayer Online Shooter, Battle Royale|
|Business model||Free to Play|
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Call of Duty and Graphics: Call of Duty releases new spin-offs every year. To the chagrin of many fans, however, the same IW engine chuggs under the always up-to-date hood, which was first used in 2005. To be fair, this engine, the gaming engine, was overhauled and significantly improved in 2020. Instead of graphical quantum leaps, however, Call of Duty is more likely to see detail improvement jumps.
In "ultra realistic" please: But another developer is now showing what photorealism can look like in Call of Duty. Ressand Studios have recreated Nuke Town, probably the most famous CoD map, completely playable in Unreal Engine 5. Here's a short video on Twitter (X) – keep in mind that the graphic is reduced in the tweet:
Bodycam in the video: In the video you can see the shooter Bodycam, in which a dystopian version of the famous map Nuke Town was made. The characteristic bus, the crash test dummies and the two houses are unmistakable. However, the bright colors from the template have given way to a serious, realistic look. It looks as if the eponymous atomic bomb (nuke) has already hit here in the shooter bodycam.
The "ultra realistic" shooter bodycam
Only two French indie developers are working on the video game Bodycam. The game is shown from the eponymous bodycam and has a so-called "fisheye look". According to its own statements, the immersive shooter was "designed to push the boundaries of realism and photorealistic representation". In Bodycam, two teams of two players compete against each other in deathmatch. Bodycam received a lot of praise for its amazing, "ultra realistic" graphics – but also a lot of criticism for its harshness and explicit presentation, which sometimes shocks viewers.
Nuketown in Call of Duty Black Ops – the most famous multiplayer map. © Activision
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Fans react to CoD in bodycam: The replica of Nuke Town from Call of Duty in bodycam has caused a stir worldwide. On the one hand, there is a lot of praise for the reinterpretation, but as before, the high realism is also called "disturbing". One user way-retro even says on Twitter: "Playing that would be a nightmare".
But many astonished spectators also ask: "When can we play this ourselves?" According to Bodycam's Steam page, an exact release date is currently unknown. However, the developers say that the shooter will be "available soon". Whether this will soon be in 2023 is pure speculation.
In 2023, however, two more shooters will be released. XDefiant is soon to become the 'Call of Duty' killer and Counter-Strike 2 will finally inherit the 11-year-old CS:GO. CS2 Release: This Wednesday the new Counter-Strike 2? Valve has already teased a date.