Consumers Demand Realism
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - While the standoff between armed protesters and law enforcement agencies in at the wildlife refuge in Oregon is well in the past, Argos Gamehouse's first person shooter (FPS) concept has stirred another confrontation as EA (EA) and Activision (ATVI) have gotten into an all-out bidding war for rights to the potentially game-changing multiplayer colossus.
Oregon Standoff Is Major Influence
The standoff near Burns, Oregon and prior confrontations between armed citizens and federal agents is prominently featured in the consciousness of Americans at this moment in time. Designers from Argos Gamehouse, Inc. drew on these images and the unrest between regular people and law enforcement in crafting the concept of Patriot Prime: Attack On America.
"We're certain that this is going to be a major hit," said Alex McCattles, creator of the new concept. "We've thought about everything and either Electronic Arts or Activision is going to make a boatload of money for their investors."
TrendSmasher reports that the game will include traditional modes FPS fanatics are familiar with: story, co-op story, multiplayer, and training. There are also specific scenarios based on real-life events.
"Think about playing as a SWAT officer in the Baltimore riots or as one of the rioters," said McCattles. "If that doesn't get your blood pumping, nothing will. We're even going to add historic confrontations like Ruby Ridge, Waco, Kent University, and even the Timothy McVeigh bombing of the Murrah Building. Imagine if the detaining of Elian Gonzalez went wrong, how would that have played out?"
In addition, the game will riff on popular zombie modes, replacing the hordes of undead humans with flesh-eating cows released from Clifford Bowdy's ranch.
"We tried to come to an agreement with Cliven Bundy and his sons, but they wanted too much money," said McCattles. "Greedy pricks."
Monster Hit In The Making
"When we first saw the concept art and the story's script we were blown away," said EA's CEO Andrew Wilson. "What's great about this is that Argos Gamehouse plans to update the game in real time. If something happens, like the roadblock shooting in Oregon, they can have a module ready in a day or two."
"The offer we've made is very generous," said Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "Based on our history of making the best FPS games, I think we're going to get the deal. Wherever civil unrest happens, we'll produce content. It's going to be epic."
New Level Of Customization
Other details about Patriot Prime: Attack On America have emerged. Gamers will have the option of fully customizing the look of the character they use - whether FBI, National Guard, Military, Patriot or Rioter.
For example, there will be 50 different styles of plaid available to give patriots the exact look that gamers want. Furthermore, the height and weight of characters will have an impact on how they play in the game.
"Realism is the final frontier in gaming," said R.W. Styles, Lead Developer for EA. "We envision a fully immersive experience where gamers have ultimate control. Imagine if the patriot you design is severely obese, his endurance and speed rankings will be low, but he'll be able to absorb more damage before dying."
Developers are considering using unorthodox icons for power-ups such as bottles of lite and regular beer, do-rags, wife beaters and even bacon for gamers who want to play as police or federal agents.
MAVAV Speaks Out
Mothers Against Videogame Addiction and Violence (MAVAV) reacted angrily to the news of Patriot Prime: Attack On America.
"This is another example of videogame companies putting profits over the mental well-being of our children," said Annette Warburton. "I am all for freedom of speech, but this is getting ridiculous. It's crazy and we're not going to stand for it. We are going to call on President Trump to end violence in video games."
MAVAV is lobbying congress to hold immediate hearings to halt development of Patriot Prime: Attack On America.