About two weeks ago the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists went on strike to protest of how game publishers are handling voice acting contracts since they feel that actors deserve some residual income from working on immensely successful games.
This means developers may face delays in game releases. However, not all the news to come out of this is bad. Possible upcoming titles of games impacted are starting to get released including rumors of a Guardians of the Galaxy TellTale game as well as Call of Duty: Lethal Combat which has also been referred to as Call of Duty: Stronghold.
There is speculation that the game will be set during the Vietnam War. This would make sense, since before the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Sledgehammer canceled a Call of Duty-like game that would show a third person perspective during the Vietnam War. However, Infinity Ward offered to let them in on the franchise canceling this project and beginning Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. However, they mentioned that the game would have taken place in the dense forests of Cambodia and Laos.
However, Call of Duty developers previously mentioned wanting to incorporate strong female characters into their series. And while Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has Sarah Hall, it might be difficult to work in strong female characters in historic settings since females were unable to serve in a combat position until 2013. That said, Infinity Ward is also working on projects with more futuristic settings. And women did play a part in the Vietnam War. It is estimated that around 11,000 women were stationed, mostly as nurses. However, some served as air traffic control, clerks, and intelligence officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. In addition, many helped on behalf of the Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services.
[via Game Rant]