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Submitted by deadlydragon121 1037d ago | opinion piece

5 reasons why the next Call of Duty wont be released on next gen consoles

Gadget Mill: We’ve heard it already a while back; a leaked developer CV was found which shed some light on the next Call of Duty game. The CV listed an unannounced game for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC (maybe even the Wii-U?) from infinity ward with DirectX 11 support. This caused a big fuss amongst the gaming community claiming that this was a sign that the next Call of Duty will be released on next gen consoles. This was of course claimed as the next gen consoles ‘PS4′ and ‘Xbox 720′ were tipped to run DirectX 11 games.

With that said I still don’t think we will see the next Call of Duty game on next gen consoles; so here are 5 reasons to why we wont be seeing Call of Duty going next gen. (Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2013, Dev, Industry, Next-Gen, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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MrBeatdown  +   1037d ago
I can't really see Activision sitting back for a year and relegating their biggest franchise to "old" consoles. Especially if it gives EA or Ubisoft an opportunity to get in early with Battlefield or Rainbow Six and capitalize on those would-be CoD players looking to get their shooter fix.

This is something Activision knew was coming, and I'm sure Sony and Activision would love to have something as significant as a next-gen CoD on their platform to drive hardware sales early on, so I'd imagine Sony and MS would be doing what they can to make sure CoD is a launch title.

The only reason that I can see for Activision to hold off on a next-gen CoD would be if Bungie has Destiny ready to go.
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deadlydragon121  +   1037d ago
I personally doubt it. If it is released as soon as next gen starts. It will never be a PS4 launch title if PS4 is released before the next Xbox.

Sony will have to wait until the next Xbox is launched before they can get their paws on that game. I'm just wondering what Microsoft will come up with in terms of exclusivity with Activision for next gen.
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SegataShanshiro  +   1036d ago
First it was "Sony made a trrible mistake going in late into this console gen" now everyone is like "Sony should wait!! for the xbox to be released!!!!" funny how they say that now that the sony guy said they would wait, all sony fanbois want sony to be late again....STOP THESE DAMN DOUBLE STANDARDS YOU STUPID SONY SHEEPS
kparks  +   1036d ago
I agree there is no way.. i think the fist cod on next gen will be treyarch well i hope cuz the last MW sucked big time im enjoying blackops 2 tho... but IW is already half way done the next cod as we speak and im sure Treyarch is still throwing ideas around..
JP1369  +   1036d ago
You guys do realize that the devs get kits long before the specs are even finalized, right? And don't you think the people responsible for making what is currently the top selling IP in the industry will be among the first to obtain one of these dev kits?
The first four reasons listed in this article are completely baseless. Every time a new generation starts, publishers are forced to develop for a ridiculous number of systems. It's a business and they would be stupid to miss out on any viable platform. The only question is, who gets the port, current gen or next gen? If dev kits did indeed come out late, then it will be the latter of the two and you'll see "next generation" products with a few new bells and whistles that don't really showcase what the new hardware can do. Case in point: Every Madden game that get's released along with a new generation of consoles.
The only plausible reason given is the MS DLC exclusivity deal. But even then, all that means is that they couldn't release DLC until after the successor to the 360 is released. No big deal there, unless it releases more than six months after Sony's new product.
Overall, a poorly reasoned article looking to generate hits by claiming to know something about a couple subjects people are clamoring to know more about.
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1036d ago
because it would require a lot of more money put towards development, and COD games are cheap reskined cashins with minimal advancements in mind
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nukeitall  +   1037d ago
I think the idea that CoD would skip a platform like the next Xbox would be ridiculous. MS would likely do anything they can to have it on their platform and equally important would it be for Activision.

I believe a similar situation would apply to the the next Playstation as well.

Being early and available early is key to gaining an advantage next generation, and Activision would spend plentiful of resources to attempt securing their future.
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kneon  +   1036d ago
Unless they plan to release on 360/ps3 as well as the next gen consoles then I would expect they will not have next gen console versions.

By the time we see new consoles the 360+ps3 install base will be well past 150 million. Even if they are wildly successful there would be under 20 million after 6 months.

So they could never make the kind of numbers they used to if they launch only on the next gen consoles. It may not really be worth the effort and cost until they have been out for a about year and have a decent size install base.
nukeitall  +   1036d ago

Of course it would be on Xbox 360 and PS3. Activision obviously isn't a stupid company.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1036d ago
Sorry but the only game that I'm looking forward to from Activision is Bungie's Destiny. If COD gets released at the same time as Destiny, then my decision is made. And its a easy decision at that.

But realistically Activision would never delay COD for any game. And Destiny will most likely not get released around COD.

So Cod will definitely get released for 720 and PS4 that's a no brainer.
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Summons75  +   1037d ago
Yeah but next gen cod will be a huge announcement and that won't happen until the consoles are out and as it stands they aren't even announced and probably coming next year.

Not that any of this matters the chanes to cod next gen will be hardly noticeable like every year but it'll sell well cause its next gen and the first title. The year they don't copy paste call of duty, upgrade the graphics, and fix the constant problems the game has every year but thy ignore. I will be shocked, surprised, and maybe actually think about buying it. They had that chance with blops2 but they managed to do nothing to the game besides relabel some mechanics and call it new
PastyGangster  +   1036d ago
Once they go back to their roots as CoD 1 and CoD 2, i'll get back to playing it. I cant stand that stupid perks and killstreak bulls***. Ruins the game imo...

Still play CoD 2 to this day and it runs circles over the MW and BLOPS series.
aceitman  +   1037d ago
well how many systems do u think will be sold if its next gen only , I think it will be a smart move to sell systems to see cod with beefed up graphics and affects. and to the disagrees u know its true it can work it might not , but if there is a game that will sell systems its cod .
UnholyLight  +   1037d ago
Im sure they'll make a CoD launch game. In fact, I'd be willing to bet teams like IW and Treyarch already have an internal team set up to work on a Next Gen CoD already. I mean, the Xbox 360 had CoD 2 at launch (One of my favorite CoD's IMO) and I see no reason why that won't be the same case. Hopefully Sony will have said next gen CoD game since they missed out on CoD 2 due to being out a year later...
Gildarts  +   1037d ago
COD will not be so successful on nextgen consoles, their reign will end once they cone out.
JeffGUNZ  +   1036d ago
Based on what? Do you really think Activision doesn't have a new engine coming for the next gen? This next gen is what will save COD.
AAACE5  +   1037d ago
Whatever! Like it or not cod has become a staple in gaming. That would be like not releasing a madden or 2k or a fifa game. It just wouldnt make sense not to release. Especially considering the fact that when a new console comes out, gamers pretty much buy anything to justify their new console purchase.
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MrBeatdown  +   1036d ago
"I'm sure Sony and Activision would love to have something as significant as a next-gen CoD on their platform..."

Meant to write Microsoft where it says Activision.
Mounce  +   1036d ago
Here's the 1 Reason:

Number of Current-gen consoles sold total. 160+ Million between 360 and PS3.

Number of Next-gen consoles sold - Questionably-not-as-much-as-Th is-gen.

Market potential and users who can buy COD this gen? Moar...

Profit? Moar.
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Sarcasm  +   1036d ago
I don't see why they wouldn't. They will come out on BOTH this gen and next gen. It's like Madden, how many years until they stop coming out with the PS2 Madden?
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1036d ago
they will have a last and next gen version like EA..
007Bond  +   1036d ago
2 Different versions on for current other for next with minor graphical improvements.
MoveTheGlow  +   1036d ago
The argument the author had was silly. Yes, I think CoD will be a PS3/360 thing, but they'll also release a next-gen upscaled version for sure. Why not? They could lazily add some stuff to it without necessarily making it *for* next gen, and make extra cash from it.

This means, for next-gen buyers, that the first CoD for the system won't be very impressive as compared to when the next-gen market share is immense enough to leave the old systems behind. From Activision's standpoint, so what? They've got a cash cow that still performs. They can afford throw a little money around on next-gen for this one, and then go full steam ahead for the next one.

Edit: *looks up* Wow, I'm preaching to the choir, eh? ;)
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showtimefolks  +   1036d ago
Next COD will grace

Current consoles

Maybe vita

Why would activision pass on 2 console bases which are greater than 70 million each for some new ones which will take some time to have big install bases

Expect this to be the case for a lot of games, a lot of early 2013 games will see a porn release later in ps4 and xbo720

Ps3 a d xbox30 will be supported well for next 12-24 months at the very least
1upgamer99  +   1037d ago
Dumb article. COD will be released next Gen. It is a no brainer. Development of a Port of a port of a port.
Soldierone  +   1037d ago
Activision has never cared about COD being cutting edge. Thats what Bungies upcoming game will be for. There will be no doubt the next gen will see COD. First game will be a port, probably be really horrible, then the second will be a substantial upgrade.
-Falaut-  +   1037d ago
(Full Disclosure: Didn't read anything past the headline.)

Yeah. Okay.
Gamer39  +   1037d ago
I think, CoD MW4 coming new engine first next-xbox 2013 Q4 launch title, and other consoles ps3, 360, WiiU coming old engine.

Ps4 2014.
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1Victor  +   1036d ago
@ Gamer39 RFlol bubble up for funny.
bobshi  +   1037d ago
Lame article.

Says it can't be a launch title due to 'experience', but yet it was a launch title this gen...

Also, they say too many platforms. This is why they brought Neversoft in.

We know from job listings that IW is working on next-gen.

So the dev kits being 'late' argument is false. In any event, it would be the same for any game not just Call of Duty.

I fully suspect the following (assuming next-gen is a holiday 2013 release):
COD 10 will be on next-gen platform(s)
COD 10 will feature a new engine or heavily gutted previous engine
COD 10 next-gen will be developed by IW
COD 10 current-gen will be ported by Sledgehammer & Neversoft
COD 10 maps will be developed by IW and Raven.
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UnholyLight  +   1037d ago
Well exactly. And remember that Respawn (former IW guys) are working on a CoD killer most likely, so I HIGHLY doubt Activision will let CoD get left behind because a different game say Battlefield or Respawn's unannounced game or "Destiny" by Bungie released before they did. CoD NEEDS to be a game that starts the next gen off with a bang, because I believe there is a lot riding on it due to the fact that they have started to get a little stale lately. A next gen CoD right off the start would be a great way to say hey! We are serious about being the best Shooter out there.
cyclindk  +   1037d ago
I realize Call of Duty was a different beast back then, but... CoD 2 on Xbox 360 and PC was fine and CoD 3 (launch on PS3) was loads of fun too, all in the pre-modern warfare era.

Oh, haven't bothered playing any CoD games any longer by the way, not since the Battlefield series, Bad Company and forward. (played, but dropped I should say)
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UnholyLight  +   1036d ago
Unfortunately it took me until Blops II to really realize how much I started to resent the series. My favorite entries in CoD were always the WWII ones and I remember being upset about going modern but Modern Warfare was amazing.

But alas, the WWII era games with their online are a bright moment in time that saddens me now...all these clans and MLG people have ruined CoD for me. CoD 2 and 3 were so much fun and nobody was retarded good at those games. Now it's just ridiculous. I spend most of my time in the Battlefield series now, but I still love some good old CoD games and it's single player.
sway_z  +   1037d ago
This article is a joke!

...As greedy as Activision is, I cannot imagine a world where they wouldn't release the next COD on next gen consoles.

The writer of this article is far from insightful....tsk!
Gamer39  +   1037d ago
Modern Warfare 4 headed to next-gen, hints IW dev CV

"..Aye goes on to list platforms for the game; XB2 (Xbox 360), PS3, PC DX11, and "TBA" - which could point to Microsoft and/or Sony's still 'to be announced' next-generation consoles..."

TBA platform.


Next-xbox coming this year its 90%, ps4 2014.

Sony's Kaz Hirai Hints at Xbox 720 Reveal Before PS4
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deadlydragon121  +   1036d ago
TBA could refer to a portable game console game. You know DS and 3DS maybe? Could go either way; I just don't see the Xbox coming out this year.
JeffGUNZ  +   1036d ago
@ Deadlydragon. I see it as an E3 announcement and a holiday season release. Build immediate hype and release it a few months after, not letting the hype down. That's typically what they do with all their big guns, like Gears, Halo, Kinect, etc. Also, it's glaringly obvious with the extreme lack of exclusives for this year point towards a new console around the corner.
Mookie  +   1037d ago
The next call of duty is exclusive to the next xbox soo Microsoft can get a head start on ps4. Microsoft paid Activision hella to get it exclusive. lol I can vision it now
mochachino  +   1037d ago
COD sells over 10 mill copies each year on PS3, MS would have to pay Activision around $500 million to make it exclusive. Never happen.
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JeffGUNZ  +   1036d ago
I think he means if the nextbox releases this year and PS4 to following, then this would act as a xbox next gen exclusive.
azshorty2003  +   1037d ago
Even if its a half-assed release, they'll cash in on that cow. It'll have slightly better graphics, but thats it.
Morgue  +   1037d ago
It'll be released at the theatre.
profgerbik  +   1037d ago
Of yea like they will stop making CoD's I think how many there are now is proof that this will never happen.

I would actually hope this is true but they will milk CoD until literally every person in the world just hates the game. You would be amazed at how many random people play CoD and act like it's the best god damn shooter to have ever graced the earth.

I mean it's utterly annoying when you talk to someone who doesn't even appreciate gaming or even know about other games at all but then you ask them well do you play any games?... and their response is always "yea I play CoD it's bad ass."

So ridiculous I don't even know how it has made it this far, turned to crap ever since it left PC. I guess it's like the idiots keeping the iPhone alive when it clearly is far from the best phone around anymore.
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Ashby_JC  +   1036d ago
Not that sales mean its a great game. But people are entitled to have an opinion on what they like.

I remember trying to get people to play 2k football, But it was all about Madden!!!!

I feel the number one reason COD games are popular and sell so much is one word....FUN!

For every person that gets tired of COD and stops buying it there will be 1 or more in line to make that first purchase to try it out.

Blops2 is the first COD I have purchased in awhile and guess what....Im having a lot of FUN with it. I do prefer the destruction and size of BF3 but there are times I want to jump in and get right into the action.
Dlacy13g  +   1037d ago
And THE one reason it will...... money.
iamlegend9999  +   1037d ago
Funny how there already hiring for next generation call of duty's. lol
Plagasx  +   1037d ago
Please release on next gen for the love of god.

The CoD engine is so fucking stale it's not even funny.
InTheLab  +   1037d ago
CoD 10 will release on all platforms. Someone hear has never heard of Activision...
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1037d ago
Yup, they'll make the 360 version and port the game to every other system, next gen and current.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1036d ago
Actually, they make the PS3 version first usually, don't they.
JeffGUNZ  +   1036d ago
No, it's built on the 360 and ported. That is why the PS3 version is flawed with bugs at launch all the time.
3-4-5  +   1037d ago
Because it's already been announced.

Guess what everybody....The NES won't have any new games released for it in 2014......= Super Prediction
KrimsonKody  +   1037d ago
The only way there won't be a next Call of Duty on next gen first, is if the holidays come before the next consoles release.
Because hey, CoD drops every year/holiday.
Trenta27  +   1037d ago
Because it sucks?
ajax17  +   1036d ago
Dumb article.
DivineAssault  +   1036d ago
Maybe both nx & current gen.. The install base is too big for activision not to put it on current
Whymii  +   1036d ago
I don't know about you but I'm getting tired of these "5 reasons why... " stories designed to do nothing but get hits. I'm going to write a 5 reasons why 5 reasons is lazy journalism. No CoD on next gen, as if.
black911  +   1036d ago
Just like Madden or every sports game no matter what console or generation its gonna be on every platform Fact.
landog  +   1036d ago
most likely it will be on ps3/ps4/xbox360/nextbox/wiiu/d s/3ds/pc/vita

activision does not fu@% around with their baby

the pc/ps4/xboxnext version will all be much higher res, better performance and better anti aliasing, but will be largely the same games as the ps3/360/wii u versions
Droid Control  +   1036d ago
I think COD will be on new consoles this year, ut it will be a cheap port.
Darth Stewie  +   1036d ago
Wrong It's already out on for the next gen.

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ziggurcat  +   1036d ago
there's really only 2 reasons:

1. because there's going to be one released this year.

2. because the next xbox/playstation won't be on the market until 2014.

@ darth above:

nice try. wii U isn't next-gen.
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dani25pr  +   1036d ago
sorry WiiU if new generation supports direct x11 and another when sony xbox can do the gampad of tv and let me know that sony is a copycat
shaun mcwayne  +   1036d ago
Activision will release the COD Machine, A console that only plays cod and never gets updates.
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SITH  +   1036d ago
The ps4 will have a directx 11 equivalent, not directx 11. Microsoft would not make it that easy for its competitor.
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