Like its predecessors before it, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is no stranger to hiding a few Easter eggs for players to discover. Even before the game was released this weekend, players were finding movie references inside Modern Warfare’s Alpha test. Now that players have been playing the full game, they are finding even more, including one that will leave players wondering “what if?”

In one of the game’s opening campaign missions, players find themselves in London’s Piccadilly Circus. After the initial shootouts that follow, the mission takes players into a bombed-out electronics store. It’s there that they can find one of Modern Warfare’s stranger Easter eggs, which thankfully doesn’t require shooting a baby.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare aims to be the most realistic Call of Duty game to date, stripping out the sci-fi elements of recent titles to deliver military action that could conceivably take place in our world. But a little detail in the electronics store confirms that the game definitely takes place in a parallel universe, because in the game’s timeline, Activision, one of gaming’s most prominent third-party companies, makes consoles.

There are two kiosks near the store’s entrance marketing a game system called the “Actibase.” Most likely, it was necessary for our universe’s Activision to create a custom console for this section of the game, since it probably would have cost more to get Sony or Microsoft’s permission to put one of their consoles in there instead.

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This part of Modern Warfare's campaign will definitely have fans of Activision imagining what an Activision game console would be like, but if the Actibase is any indication, it probably wouldn’t be great. For starters, the controllers on display with the console sport a number of odd touches –the weirdly laid-out buttons, the fat analog disc, the way the analog sticks jut out above the hand-grips– that look less like current-gen technology and more like the days of the 1990s and early 2000 when companies were still figuring out the ergonomics of the ideal controller shape.

More dooming than that, though, is the box next to the kiosks that marks the Actibase as sporting a tiny 120 GB hard drive, which isn't even enough to accommodate the largest Call of Duty games. What’s more, the screenshots on the box suggest the console is only good for playing COD games, specifically ones developed by Infinity Ward. As far as Easter eggs go, it’s pretty funny, but players should be thankful they’re not playing Modern Warfare on an Actibase right now.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Source: Polygon