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Submitted by Filthcardia 560d ago | opinion piece

How Long Can Activision Keep Putting Out Call of Duty?

Holygrenade questions when Activision will finally hammer the last nail into Call of Duty's coffin, a question all the more important as a new console generation looms. (Activision, Call of Duty, Dev, Industry)

KumaKreations  +   560d ago
as long as people give them money, there will always be a call of duty.
Metamorph93  +   560d ago
Lol. Very true. Black Ops 2 is the last CoD for me. I've only played it about 5 times since its release. Perhaps if they fixed the hacks and glitches, it wouldn't be so bad. They only care about their $500 million in 24 hours sales rather than what the fans think.
ChrisW  +   560d ago
Don't you know the conspiracy theory going around? They purposely put in glitches and make it easy for people to hack.

--The glitches are for people to waste hours trying to find. And they look forward to the next game to see how hard it'll be to find the glitches.

--Making it easy to be hacked... well... another marketing ploy? Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if it was!
RickHiggity  +   560d ago
@ChrisW. No one said it was a conspiracy. Activision just doesn't care enough to fix the issues.
joab777  +   560d ago
Black ops 2 was actually pretty good...considering. If they are smart, they have been building a big bad ass next gen version of modern warfare for launch. It wont be smart to release a lesser quality one along side gta5 and next gen consoles. Hell, make a deal with microsoft or Sony for a bundle and make MW the face of the launch. But it has to look fantastic.

I am not a cod fan. I play rpgs but i bought black ops for zombies. I just think that despite belief to the contrary, a visible death of cod could hurt the video game industry. It can die after a succesaful launch, but it could also help it succeed. Imagine a 16 yr old seeing a next gen version. Every kid in american will want a console for xmas.
aceitman  +   560d ago
they will as long as it sells a few million copies
morkendo23  +   560d ago
until the cow stop milking "CALL OF DUTY" it will be around.
Funky_Homosapien  +   560d ago
They need to combine Infantry ward and Treyarch and release games every two years not yearly.
Metamorph93  +   560d ago
Black Ops 2 was made by both Infinity Ward and Treyarch. That's why it's similar to the Modern Warfare series.
punisher99  +   560d ago
"How Long Can Activision Keep Putting Out Call of Duty?"

Who knows? Its such a generic mediocre game with no sense of innovation. But I guess none of that matters as long as it keeps selling millions there will always be another sequel. I've said it once and I'll say it again, Call Of Duty is probably the biggest anomaly of this generation.
soultecc  +   560d ago
until the braindead sheep take thair goggles off and notice how crap the series actually is
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Hicken  +   560d ago
Well, I agreed, but I won't say it's crap.

It's just not as great as people want to believe it is.

The games are still enjoyable, but with how little they change, they're definitely not worth the full price they charge, ESPECIALLY when that price goes up a few months later when the DLC drops(which you NEED in order to get the full multiplayer experience out of the game).

But as long as people are still buying tens of millions of copies, Activision won't feel any pressure to change anything.
Reborn  +   560d ago
It's business.

It sells well. Why would they stop? When it stops doing so well.. two things could happen.

1. They may stop totally making COD - rare.
2. They go back to the drawing board, and look at how to properly enhance aspects which made it good to begin with. - Possible

But neither of those two will happen.. whilst it rakes in the cash.
TotalSynthesisX  +   560d ago
Activision killed off Guitar Hero when it started slacking in sales. It's not entirely out of the realm of possibility that Acti might axe CoD too.
soultecc  +   560d ago
the first cod mw was good i even liked cod waw mainly for the zombies but it just went downhill from there. but like you said as long as millions keep buying it they wont feel like they need to put any effort into improving the series
sdozzo  +   560d ago
You imply they are not putting in effort, which is not fair to say. Why stray far from the path when you are selling the most software.
sdozzo  +   560d ago
Madden
konnerbllb  +   560d ago
They won't be able to resist any longer than they are now.
Zodiac  +   560d ago
Not a big CoD fan, but this franchise gets too much hate. Would people still hate it if it wasn't as popular?
-MD-  +   560d ago
I bought 2, 3 and 4 and then I was done. Don't know how people are still buying them every year.
FlyingFoxy  +   560d ago
They should follow Valve's strategy: Release less often but give us a high quality game which lasts ages.

Since the 360 came out we have had trouble with this BS we call DLC as well, and now it is slowly infecting PC games. Back in the day games used to cost what they cost and nothing more, DLC was merely a free download patch which added even more to the game and made it better. Nowadays we have dev's putting out DLC left right and center.

Guess that cash cow will keep on mooing for a while yet.
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megamanX2  +   560d ago
lol when Jason West, and Vincent Zampella's new game comes out nobody will even remember call of duty.

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