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Submitted by comradestalin 737d ago | opinion piece

Why Call of Duty won't die, at least anytime soon

A thought-out opinion piece of the benefits Modern Warfare has brought to the industry, and why it's not entirely deserving of being demonized. Well balanced and thought provoking. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

iamnsuperman  +   737d ago
I do not think it deserves to die. COD may not be pushing the graphic boundaries but to me it is doing what every game should do and that is being enjoyable to play. It is a fun franchise. The fact I can go two years with out playing it and then within seconds of coming back to it I remember is good.

Would I like Call of Duty to be more innovative and try to push some graphical level. Of course but the main thing for me is they keep the game fun to play.
JBSleek  +   737d ago
Why would a game that millions of love die. Call of Duty has millions of fans who buy it faithfully and enjoy it a lot therefore as long as it has an audience it can't die.
Every new generation of console brings new 12 year olds. My God the noobs will block out the sun!
ChunkyLover53  +   737d ago
COD sells over 20+ million copies with each new release, it breaks the previous entertainment record held by the last COD game.

Its not some really super high grade graphics engine, but it is fast, fun and 60fps. You cant really do much more on current hardware and keep it 60fps, lowering the frames would cause the game to suffer.

The bottom line is that nobody that already dislikes COD is going to suddenly like it. There is nothing Activision/Treyarch/IW can do that will appease these whiners.
Skateboard  +   737d ago
I'm getting COD black ops 2 and the shitty Vita version, I like my Call OF Duty and I do buy different fresh new games too.
Unlimax  +   737d ago
Do you really care about game sales ?

Does the amount of sales make it play better , Does it make it fun !?

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ChunkyLover53  +   737d ago
Game sales relate directly to sequels, which I care about greatly. I'd rather a game I like sell well enough to earn a sequel.

So every gamer should care about sales to an extent. I don't go into the whole fanboy and sales thing, but enough sales to turn a profit and to keep a franchise alive is essential.
Unlimax  +   737d ago
True Gamers doesn't give a f about game sales what ever the reason is its depend in your gaming experince not about "Sales" , People who do care about game sales do not understand something in video games or even gaming industry , At all !!

And PS : Why You want this "franchise" to live along with our gaming industry .. Hell even the 5th game doesn't release yet and still subsections parts are issued frequently !!
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FarCryLover182  +   737d ago
I don't think it ever will as there is a large group of people who only buy and play COD.
Kingdom Come  +   737d ago
I'm interested to see what happens during the shift to Next Generation, wit Activision wanting to maximise sales, (Hypothetically speaking, IF next Consoles release late 2013) at least the 2013/2014 Call of Duty titles will release on Current Gen as well as the Next. Therefor, despite having no interest in the franchise myself, as a gamer, I'll be curious as to see how they'll approach development, what with one of the most prominent requests being the utilisation of a new engine...
ChunkyLover53  +   737d ago
It was already hinted at that the re-staffed Infinity Ward is working on the next gen versions of MW4, while Sledgehammer is working on current gen versions of MW4.

You will see MW4 launch on PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/720, PC and Wii U. It'll probably sell 40 million copies.

They are using The Infinity Ward 4.0 Engine with BO2.

Modern Warfare 2, utilizes an upgraded engine dubbed "IW 4.0", which is a generation more advanced than the engine used in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 utilizes the MW3 Engine, an improved version of the IW 4.0 engine. Improvements on the engine allow better streaming technology which allows larger regions for the game while running at a minimum of 60 frames per second, improvements to the audio of the engine have also been made.

So its not like they are using Quake Code or even the same engine for every game. Game to game there has been vast improvements, even from MW2 to MW3, though less then normal because they were in a bind when IW up and walked out.
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RickHiggity  +   737d ago
I don't think anyone said it was going to die. Honestly a lot of people who complain were just fans wanting some of the issues fixed. Fans like me. I was worried when I heard rumors of elite perks, but it looks like they wont have any pro perks at all, and it sounds like they are really doing everything they can to balance the game. I'm now looking forward to playing Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 this Novemeber.
seanpitt23  +   737d ago
It deserves to die because it seems the lazyier the devs get the more money they get.
AdmiralSnake  +   737d ago
Not true at all... which lazy developers you see with COD numbers ? barely any... if not none at all.
seanpitt23  +   737d ago
its the same game all you have to do is look at it not many hours have been put into making this game you can tell same engine same death animations some killstreaks are the same ie dogs,rc car same weapons. The devs know people will buy it regardless because its COD whats the point in working harder when we get the same results well they are not having my hard earned cash.
AdmiralSnake  +   737d ago
It doesn't deserve to die, people just say that because 1. They have nothing better to do, which is the majority 2. It's popular and they're sick of devs trying to imitate COD, so the best thing in their minds if it dies, devs have to find new ways of innovation... and 3. Previous COD fans who are tired of yearly releases, and want a proper sequel.
Pieface08  +   737d ago
Die right now COD... IM TIRED OF THE SAMETHING...
AdmiralSnake  +   737d ago
Don't buy it then ? Lmao.... Activision doesn't have a gun to your head forcing you to play it...
DirtyLary  +   737d ago
"There's a sucker born every minute" P. T. Barnum
Kaneda  +   737d ago
COD will be like Tony Hawk game..
Reverent  +   737d ago
Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero. Both were immensely popular. Both published under Activision. Both were milked beyond comprehension with no innovation between sequels. Both died miserably after a certain amount of time.

You're crazy if you don't think the exact same thing won't happen with COD.
SegaKnuckles86  +   737d ago
But yet eventually it WILL die. Look at WoW. Look how huge that game was and compare it to today, Blizzard is losing its subscribers. Why wouldn't this happen to CoD?
Hueynewton2012  +   737d ago
As long as Little kids on the xbox 360 are playing COD will never DIE. The series may get renamed but the kiddy console meaning the xbox 360 has too many COD addicts and they will buy this shit no matter what. Last one i purchased was black ops and its the only one i will play, its my hang over games.

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