035: From The Front

The gaming industry is shifting. That much is obvious. On the inside, a push to make gaming more inclusive by telling a broader arrangement of stories has been met with intense resistance these last few months. And on the outside, as studios seek to elevate their product's stature, new technology and approaches are being used to help games transcend stereotypes, and move them into the same cultural space as music and film.

In the middle of this uncertainty, a new Call Of Duty game was released earlier this month. One of the biggest media properties of all time, the newest release, Advanced Warfare, wants to usher in a new realm of storytelling for a franchise that has been heavily criticized, though immensely popular.

With new gameplay and new narrative approaches, Call Of Duty, a gaming staple, is undergoing its own shift. And it just may bring part of the industry with it.