Submitted by leonHurley 948d ago | opinion piece

Is Modern Warfare 4 a Call Of Duty too far?

OPM soldiers hit the battlefield over the cash cow series’ future as they debate whether Modern Warfare 4 is one COD too many… (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PS3)

iamnsuperman  +   948d ago
I think MW4 will be a reboot. The Modern Warfare trilogy kind of ended. It would be hard to continue. I see it being a new story which I welcome. COD may not be innovative but they do create a decent,fun to play story that is like an action film
MaverickStar7  +   948d ago
This is what I was thinking too. The modern warfare series would continue being the title for the current era themed games. I could see it bringing in new characters, or maybe be a side story to existing characters.

COD isn't going away anytime soon. Especially with the start of a new console generation.

EDIT: I was just thinking, how far would they go with MW numbers? I could see 5, but 6, 7, or 8? Probably not. I could see MW4 being the last MW game of this current console gen and then a new modern title starting on the next gen.
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FarCryLover182  +   948d ago
That could be but I think they will drop it. The last COD numbered "4" was COD4.

I think "MW4" will keep the MW name but will probably use another subtitle.

For example: "Call of Duty Modern Warfare: Insurrection"

Something like that.
MaverickStar7  +   948d ago
@farcry that does bring up a good point. I could see some people getting confused between Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.

I could see your Insurrection example working for a side story or something. But then a subtitle to a subtitle seems too much.
Games4ever  +   948d ago
Have a hard time understanding why people keep wasting money on COD.

Just like Tiger Woods 2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012 etc. same shit with a new date on.
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IAMERROR  +   948d ago
When will they just start using years in COD titles?

Call of Duty '13, '14, etc
Kingofwiiu  +   948d ago
Unless they completely overhaul the Engine/Graphics and general feel of the series yes.
NastyLeftHook0  +   948d ago
call of duty is fun but the last one i bought was modern warfare 2.

I would honestly feel fine buying new call of duty games if they priced them at $20.00 a pop. Brand new.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   948d ago
Don't you think that is too low? Call Of Duty games offer a lot in terms of replay-value. But the thing is they are poorly implemented.
NastyLeftHook0  +   948d ago
well no i dont. if they re-use the same engine all of the time i think 20 bucks is fine.
jimbobwahey  +   948d ago

Any sequel to any game is reusing the same engine. Why should they lower the price of COD games just because they reuse the engine, when every other developer out there does as well?

It's standard industry practice. Create engine, release game, slightly tweak/optimize engine, release game, slightly tweak/optimize engine, release game etc.

This is what the developers of COD and every single franchise do, so why is it only bad when COD games do it, but every other series gets a free pass?
th3n00bg4m3r  +   948d ago
Game Engines doesn't play a big role in making a game any better. If you clear your mind, you know that Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 is different than Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. I am not here to defend Call Of Duty[since I hate all of them], but facts are facts.
CanadianTurtle  +   948d ago
Honestly, the worst thing they can possibly do is make a prequel to the previous MW games. If they do, I'll be done with them at that point. No trailer is going to impress me enough to get the game if it's going to be a "prequel" or "MW:Chronicles"

I really don't know how they can evolve the MW series. Unless they want to make it into a CoD:Future Warfare, but that would be kind of awkward too since BlackOps2 was sort of like a future warfare game.

Who knows, maybe they'll do CoD:Space Warfare. I think that would be the most interesting for me enough to rent the game.
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csreynolds  +   948d ago
I don't think I will buy any more Call of Duty games going forward. I just don't get excited about them like I used to. I was addicted to CoD4, World at War and Modern Warfare 2, but Black Ops didn't hook me, I was indifferent to Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2 - though innovative - couldn't keep my attention beyond rank 32.

Nowadays, I get more enjoyment from Battlefield. That's not my way of saying "eff CoD, Battlefield's much better" or anything. I just find it a bit more engaging, personally - perhaps because of its emphasis on team work/squad-based gameplay.
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RXL  +   948d ago
millions more buy Madden and usually there the same damn thing...

yet no one complains about it..

so why the hate for COD?...doesn't make sense to me.
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legendof117  +   948d ago
There is no way Madden outsells CoD.
ziggurcat  +   948d ago
the moment they started pumping them out on a yearly basis meant it was a call of duty too far.

@ RXL above:

because madden is a sports game. there's a difference there.
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goldwyncq  +   948d ago
Modern Warfare 4- 2013
Black Ops 3- 2014
Modern Warfare 5- 2015
Black Ops 4- 2016
Modern Warfare 6- 2017

We all know where this is going.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   948d ago
I can see Black Ops continue onto being a nice series because of the zombies story. Also the SP for BO2 shows how different endings did affect the overall quality of the game. How SP will continue is stuck for me, Section's son maybe? MP needs to be re-done with all the lag compensation and so what OP stuff like one C4 can take out an AGR but it takes 3 RPGs to take one out.

They just need to fix some stuff and increase the overall quality of the game.
Perjoss  +   948d ago
I think they would make a lot of people happy if they skipped a year or 2 for both Modern Warfare and Black Ops and came back 2 years later with a new impressive engine.
-GametimeUK-  +   948d ago
Bought every CoD game this gen. I am quite a big fan and I loved Black Ops 1. It is my best game for online. However, MW3 disappointed me and I gave BO2 a try because to be honest I like Treyarch, but even that game sucked for me. I have lost faith in the franchise and it will take a lot to get me interested again.
venom06  +   948d ago
HAHA!! more sheeple will buy this crap, and more sheeple will be complaing like hell on deaf ears 1-2 months after release. Thats the Activision/CoD formula. What the hell can they even do with a MW4??? They can't do the future setting (BO2 did that), they can't do a MW2 copy and paste job (MW3 did that).. they're pretty much gonna stir some crap together, set it up for a midnight release and the sheeple will come flocking to it... and then cry like crazy for an entire year afterwards. Thats exactly what happened with MW3...
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HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   948d ago
I'm done with the Modern Warfares games MW3 was a major disappointment and I don't see MW4 being any different, black ops 2 is one best COD games I played in a long time if I was Activision I just put out a new COD game every 2 year's and just release new DLC every month.

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