Submitted by gulevski 933d ago | opinion piece

Call Of Duty: Ghosts: Should It Be Next-Gen Exclusive?

"Undoubtedly, the biggest game franchise of the current generation of consoles and PC gaming is Call Of Duty. Whether you like the games or you find them tedious and lacking innovation, the Call Of Duty series has become a gaming juggernaut. " | Explosion.com (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Sandmano  +   933d ago
If they go for next gen exclusivity then they will gain a lot of respect in my eyes because it will indicate their taking next gen seriously and not targeting the huge install base that current gem systems have. I don't think activision ate crazy enough to ignore the 360 and ps3 they'll both get versions of ghost but the tricky part is making ghosts look 10 better than current gen consoles will play them and we all know COD games barely looking different from one instalment to the next.

All I'm sure about is that Sony and ms want it to be next gen exclusive that will move the hardware like crazy.
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TopDudeMan  +   933d ago
Yeah, if call of duty isn't on ps4 and xbox 720, then the 10million people who play call of duty games every year aren't buying the ps4 and xbox 720.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   933d ago
Agreed, either way, the chance of Activision making this an exclusive is 1:1000000000000000000000000000 00
Mustang300C2012  +   933d ago
They would be stupid to go next gen without releasing for current consoles. It ain't about gaining YOUR respect. The availability money wise would be a stupid move to not release it to current gen consoles. Funny why isn't this same BS stated about other companies releasing games like AssCreed. If it was about the graphics then why is this franchise still number one?

Then you believe BOTH Sony and MS want to talk to them about making a game that continues to sale millions on current gen to make the transition over to next gen exclusive? Learn about business. Making it exclusive doesn't gurantee sales. It will alienate the current gen players would don't want to upgrade yet due to cost or simply enjoying what they have now.
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Sandmano  +   933d ago
I already said I believe that their not crazy enough to release on next gen only and that I thought they wouldn't. I know it's not about gaining my respect that's why I said " in my own eyes".

About next gen exclusivity alienating current gen gamers well I think your under estimating the strength of COD and yes I believe that Sony for one would prefer to get a boost in hardware sales early on that would strengthen the ps4 install base in turn improving sales of all other software on the ps4 and the next COD being exclusive to next gen would guarantee that opposed to releasing in both gens where the huge cod crowd would feel reluctant to go next gen because they would already have a version on their current consoles.

You have to look at the big picture and the big picture for Sony is the ps4 not the ps3.

Like I said activision aren't crazy to shun away current gen consoles because they would be losing $$.

heck I know for sure it would make my purchase easier(already buying the ps4 day one regardless) and that pretty much everyone on my friends list will buy the ps4 on launch just for cod.
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Summons75  +   933d ago
Please call of duty next gen will be on the same old engine with the same old gameplay then same old splosions (because there isn't a story to cod except generic Hollywood crap), the same content left out and slapped on later for 15 bucks and called new and the same children screaming their lungs off. Maybe by cod 10 or 11 they will put money into the game but until then cod still looks like it was made in 2005 which is sad for a game that is made in 2012 or 13 for this new one. Or highly doubtful activision will find a new game next gen to beat to death then beat it some more, at least that would be fresh and new for 2 games before we get the recycled game that cod is today.
Cam977  +   933d ago
This sounds fake. 'Ghosts'? Really?
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   933d ago
Sounds like a Vita title.
Sandmano  +   933d ago
maybe your thinking about the rumoured ghost recon game on the vita?
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BanBrother  +   933d ago
If they make it exclusive to next-gen, you can be damn sure MS and Sony paid gajillions to have it that way. Why would Activision release on new platforms only and not release it on current-gen where they are guaranteed 30 million sales? Because Sony and MS would have to pay Acti an unspeakable amount of money.
Studio-YaMi  +   933d ago
Unless it can't be done on current gen,then it would be understandable,but I see your point,too many sales to give away just to be next gen.
HarryB  +   933d ago
I'm sure that a billion dollar machine that call of duty is would invest in next gen consoles. I'm sure we might even see another exclusive cod event for next gen console too like for mw3.

We just have to wait to see what activisions intentions are first. If there is another cod in the making more than likely microsoft is going to be the exclusive next gen console. This is all based on tradition.

But what kind of game is the next cod going to be ? Its anyones guess. I hope its ww2. I really miss burst fireing with the garand and hearing the cartridges go PING.
franko  +   933d ago
COD gotta take 3-4 years break. Next one should be on new engine, not this copy/paste crap they give us every year. And DEDICATED SERVERS for consoles!!!
abzdine  +   933d ago
i hope one day they make COD: Future Warfare
JohnDread  +   933d ago
It SHOULD be next gen exclusive, but it probably won't. I'm not a fan of CoD at all, but the new CoD would give a massive reason to all those rich white 12 year olds to beg to their parents for the new consoles. That would kickstart the new consoles and by that the whole industry. Long-term, I think that's a profitable thing to do, but sure, the risk at first is on the hand of the publisher.
GABRIEL1030  +   933d ago
In COD Black Ops 2 you can defeat a large army of gunships, tanks, APCs and soldiers only with a horse..¡this is ridiculous !.

Since MW3 I don't buy COD games, but I'm interested that the series will be launch to Only for next generations, then the programmers may will exploit much more the power of the PS4/XBOX INFINITY to develop new experiences with conflicts of large scale.
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Jek_Porkins  +   933d ago
Ghosts might be the next gen offering, while I firmly believe we'll see a current gen one as well. Also, "Ghosts" is probably referring to the character of Ghost, there has been talk about a prequel featuring Ghost, who is an extremely popular character.
CapsLocke  +   933d ago
Please take this abomination of FPS genre to consoles. PC community will be so much better without it.
sandman224  +   933d ago
It better be next gen!
jmc8888  +   933d ago
Only if they want to lose the money they put into it.

Seriously do people come up with articles and not use common sense?

You really cannot have a next-gen exclusive title that costs $100 million or more to make and market unless....someone is willing to eat big losses (and huge swing from major profits to huge losses...for a retard choice).

Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

So let's play the retard game. Say 2013's Call of Duty comes out and it's 'next gen exclusive' (which in of itself does that mean consoles only? or more powerful PC's included?), that means
during the nov-february hey day of such a game when most of its sales are garnered, you'd have about what 2-3 million units sold combined of PS4 and 720.

Now as much as people probably don't realize that actually most people don't buy CoD games. I do. But most don't. The vast majority don't. Think about it..there's far more than 12 million PS3's. Far more than 15 million 360's. Far more than 1.5 million PC's.

So you could say about 12 percent or so buy the game on the 360/PS3/PC. Even if we were generous and raised that number to 15 or 20 percent and considered like PC sales (and somehow believe that the new consoles didn't cannibalize those sales), you'd only have about 450,000-600,000 units sold on the consoles if there were 3 million consoles sold by the end of February. Then add in another 1.5 million PC sales (IF you mean 'next gen exclusive' isn't idiotic enough to ditch PC), and you get 2-2.1 million sales.

In other words, you'd basically be ensuring a loss for Activision's bread and butter. Otherwise known as 'short the stock to oblivion if they were dumb enough to do this'.

Do you think they should sell a game where the max units they could push is 2-2.1 million sales, oh sorry, we'll bump that up to 2.3-2.4 million including the Wii U. Doesn't change things.

Or should they sell on ALL the consoles and PC so they can get those ~2.3-2.4 million sales

Plus continue to get the lion share of these numbers
PS3:12.6 million
360:14.8 million

So we'll round on these and say ~25 million for PS3/360 sales, and another ~2.5 million from next gen and PC.

So with the costs and advertising basically the same, because it would be, should they...

a) sell to a market which gives them at most 2.5 million sales?
b) sell to a market which gives them probably around 27.5 million sales?

Would you rather sell less than 10 percent of your product then you could?

(and if people mean next console only and NO PC's...they are literally talking about 450k-600k sales versus 27.5 million sales). 1.6%-2.2% sales.

So should people based on what other than sheer idiocy think Activision should give up potentially up to 97.8-98.4% of their sales...and if still including PC 91% of sales?
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dcortz2027  +   933d ago
I just don't care anymore, I mean.. it's not like any effort goes into making any COD game anymore. Either start making changes to the franchise or GTFO for the sake of the gaming industry please!! You've already ruined enough gaming series/franchises this gen.
venom06  +   933d ago
it really doesn't matter if it's next-generation or if it's called GHOST or whatever.... this sums up the EXACT reason why the unconfirmed rumors, if true, will suck majorly....

FITgamer  +   933d ago
Does it matter if its on both current gen and next-gen? I'm sure graphically it would look exactly the same either way.
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hkgamer  +   933d ago
I doubt cod would be a exclusive. Only way it could happen is if Activision would release a separate game for the current gen. It's too hard to alienate the current cod players when barely any of them have migrated to next gen.
Best way to do this is to slowly migrate the userbase. Have crossplay between current and next gen for the next 2 cod games then go full out next gen on its third year.

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