Black Ops 2: Ending Is Similar To Mass Effect 3's Ending
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may have branching Strike Force missions, but they won't have as big an impact on the ending as first suggested, Treyarch has confirmed.
Published on Jun 25, 2012
Black Ops 2's will feature branching Strike Force missions, but contrary to Treyarch's promises of 'non-linearity', the story will remain largely unaffected, the Santa Monica studio has told NowGamer.
When asked how succeeding or failing Strike Force missions will affect the single player story and supposed endings, Treyarch's director of communications John Rafacz clarified the muddy issue:
Rafacz explained, "Those success and failures are catalogued so that - at the conclusion of your single player experience - if you have succeeded at all your Strike Force levels, you will have a different geo-political 'wrapper' around the conclusion of your game."
"This wrapper would be different than the one I would have seen if I played through and failed all of my Strike Force missions," Rafacz continued, "Now, succeed or fail, if you want to go back and replay them, or choose different Strike Force missions, you can do that.
We then asked what Rafacz meant by geo-politcal wrappers, and suggested that they weren't multiple endings at all.
Rafacz replied, "Well, you know, it's still in development. So it's too early to kind of talk about how many endings there are, but it's safe to say that throughout the course of the campaign, you will have the opportunity to play a handful of Strike Force levels."
"I think the important thing here - and you touched on this - is that it's the geo-political wrapper," Rafacz explained, "We will all share that same story, we are playing that same gift, we just get different colour wrapping paper."