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Submitted by Valenka 1150d ago | news

Modern Warfare 4 will happen and Activision talks firing Infinity Ward heads

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4" is as sure to happen as the sun is rising tomorrow, but for those who did follow the Infinity Ward and Activision fallout, there is some new discussion regarding the situation.

According to a report from GameSpot yesterday, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said the decision to fire Jason West and Vince Zampella was a simple one to make.

"You find out two executives are planning to break their contracts, keep the money you gave them and steal 40 employees. What do you do? You fire them," Kotick said.

The what was sure to be a multi-million dollar case was settled this past May. (Activision, Dev, Industry, Next-Gen)

JohnApocalypse  +   1150d ago
Kinda wish they would do something else. I would to see the next COD go Cyberpunk
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1150d ago
I'd rather not see one of the few things I enjoy get ruined by generic trash and mainstream bullshit.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1150d ago
or away..

How long will you or many console gamers fuel un-innovative money grubbing shareholder pleasing ass wipes?

Pc gamers seem to have gotten this message from 2007.

The witcher 2, skyrim, BF3, Minecraft & Metro 2033 out sold MW3..

Dark Souls sold barely over a million across 2 consoles & metro 2033 only sold 300k on 360 but sold over a million pc.

People say what will save pc gaming?
I ask what will save console gamings casual money focused destruction?

Console gaming is dying. Not as a platform but it's original spirit is withering away imo.

PC seems to be pretty much the same as before. The success of day z & soon destruction of war z shows that.

I want a ps4 but man console gaming is going to hell. Only stealth game left is MGS. Horror is about dead and fighters are just a dlc on disk vehicle.

Maybe I am reading to much into your comment man console gaming is going to hell while other platform are getting games without publishers.

Console gamers complain now more than ever in history and for good reason.

lol jus sayin..
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ProGrasTiNation  +   1149d ago
Its a pity that most people with no bubbles on this website also speak volumes of truth.
Im with you all the way man & your not reading in to anything that's not there.
Consoles have done serious damage to games this generation & having switched to pc gaming after finaly getting the funds to do so,i will never buy another console ever again.
I also won be telling anyone to buy a console as your money will go alot further on PC.
RickHiggity  +   1150d ago
CoD and Creativity are two things you'll rarely see in the same sentence. As cool as a cyberpunk CoD game would be
MikeMyers  +   1150d ago
We will keep seeing Transformer movies because millions still enjoy them. The same thing will continue with Call of Duty. Why stop the franchise when it still outsells all other games being released year after year?

Those two guys should not have signed the contract (if it was indeed true that they broke it). I personally think companies like Activision should partner themselves better with the people they have and allow more creativity. You shouldn't rest on your laurels and it be just about money. If you are the leader in the industry with the best selling franchise that is the time to use your influence and create something new. You need to invest in tomorrow, not just focus on today. You don't want the series to dry up and have nothing else to carry the torch. Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero are prime examples on wearing out your welcome.
hellvaguy  +   1146d ago
"I would to see the next COD go Cyberpunk"

I personally wouldnt want to see a military shooter themed game go all emo punk rock. You have to make a totally new game with a different name if you wanted that theme.
KangarooSam  +   1150d ago
Idgaf. I'll probably buy it, don't really care right now. Some will say "rehashed" others "new aspects of gameplay". We'll all buy it if we feel like it and won't if we don't.

In other words, move on people. Not just from this article, but from the overall debate. I think a lot of people are getting tired of it (the arguments), myself included.

Edit: to the people who disagree with me: next time I'll just post "OMG! yay more COD <3 <3 <3" and get a million agrees instead of a valid point that could spur a discussion with a fair amount of people agreeing and disagreeing.
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RickHiggity  +   1150d ago
People are going to throw in their 2 cents regardless. A lot of people (me included) come onto these forums screaming for creativity and originality. I used to be a huge fan of the series, and I'll criticize it not because I hate it, but because I don't want it to go the guitar hero route.
venom06  +   1150d ago
so they can't "copy and paste" MW2 again (MW3 did that)... and they can't do a future setting (BO2 did that)... so what da hell exactly is MW4 bringin to the table worth $60??
onyoursistersback  +   1150d ago
"There it's done, wrap it up with a new cover and start shipping copies"
slaton24  +   1150d ago
what makes you people think it will be a CoD 4 it might be an all new different name for CoD.....they ended the story so now its time for a new installment
GammaSix  +   1150d ago
BO2 is my last one since it was actually good and COD is now out of ideas.

Lets be serious, the only way they can refresh the series is to change MANY core gameply elements which wont happen. Also the engine is beyond outdated.
AzaziL  +   1150d ago
But they can refresh the series, especially given the budget they "should" have from the revenue the series racks in yearly. They could easily hire the best game devs in the business to make a new engine within a year if they wanted to. But we know that'll never happen so as long as it keeps selling.
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Parasyte  +   1150d ago
Never did like Bobby Kotick, and the whole West/Zampella thing makes him seem like even more of a slimeball!
AzaziL  +   1150d ago
Suggestion to everyone that complains about spending $60 for a rehashed game, if you've already played MW3 or BO:2, wait for the user reviews first before throwing your money on the next title.

If the reviews are glowing, then buy the game but if all you hear are the same complaints and nothing revolutionary or great about the game, then stop giving them your money and complaining about it every year. It's like as Vaas would say, "the definition of insanity".

Myself personally, I felt duped when I bought MW2 and didn't buy another CoD until BO:2 only so I can play my friends who are still into it. Think I'll be waiting till next gen before I buy another CoD that'll be worth it.
Tzuno  +   1150d ago
WAW still the best cod in series. I speak about the campaign because that is interesting me not spending 1000 hours shooting frustrated kids that swear others.
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HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1150d ago
no more modern warfare we need something different this time
Pillsbury1  +   1150d ago
How about they take some time off and actually try to come with something fresh and innovative.
InTheLab  +   1150d ago
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 4....It's like How Assassin's Creed is really up to number 5 but they called the fifth game AC3....Actually, it's more like CoD15 if you add the PS2 games...
Yangus  +   1150d ago
The next "Modern Warfare" is rumored, but more expected,to debut toward the end of this coming year, and it is also said to be a next-generation title.

Modern Warfare 4 next-gen. Cool!!
momthemeatloaf  +   1150d ago
Kotick is full of shit, why would they walk away from a multi billion dollar franchise they created? You fired them because they were smart and were not going to work for pennies. So what you did was fire them before they were owed 40 million in royalties thinking you'd get away with it. Little did you know they'd go to game informer and spread your dirty laundry. Then who was the one to quickly fess up the money you owed them? YOU.

So not only did you fire your top devs, your previous cod franchise is now heading down the tubes because you have untalented slave devs working for pennies. The only reason cod remains popular is because it keeps copying a successful formula west and zampella created. But it's only a matter of time until the true colors start showing, and we've already been seeing it.
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