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Submitted by deadlydragon121 1019d ago | opinion piece

How Infinity Ward Can Turnaround the Call of Duty Series

Gadget Mill: Lately we have gone back to playing the Call of Duty series on our PS3. This includes games such as the legendary Call of Duty 4 up to the latest Black Ops 2. As you would probably know Black Ops 2 is packed with way more features and customisation in comparison to Call of Duty 4 which is more or less plain and simple in comparison. However with that said and to be honest we seemed to be enjoying ourselves way more playing the classic COD4 in comparison to the other later titles.

Our first instinct for this was that it was all down to nostalgia reasons – playing old maps such as Crash, Crossfire etc. Doing so did have a slight impact on our feelings towards the game. But the more we played COD4 the more it felt fluid and balanced. So we decided to give Black Ops 2 a shot again to figure out what went wrong; after all Treyarch did emphasise how balanced Black Ops 2 was meant to be right? (3DS, Call of Duty, Culture, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Tech, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

GraveLord  +   1019d ago
Turn around? People are still buying it so they must be doing something right. If it ain't broke....
LordHiggens  +   1019d ago
People...are stupid.
aliengmr  +   1019d ago
That may be, but its hard to claim it needs a "turnaround" when it stomps the competition yearly.
ape007  +   1018d ago
in your opinion
hakis86  +   1018d ago
They shoud take a break, for a few years. The buzz when they "returned" would be absolutely insane.
Personally I got tired of COD a few years back.
B-radical  +   1018d ago
Oh but it is broken.......And with the ammount of times they release a new one dumb people are getting broke! They should release one every 2 years imo put some effort in it know what i mean yeah?
liquidhalos  +   1018d ago
No, I don't know what you mean, your comment is almost unreadable. This isn't a personal dig at you or anything. Sometimes however, punctuation is needed to help the reader understand what you mean.
SolidDuck  +   1019d ago
No matter if u love or hate cod it still sells like crazy but a new engine and some dedicated servers would do this game wonders.
Parasyte  +   1019d ago
That and getting rid of quickscoping.
BlackCarrot  +   1019d ago
@Parasyte: you're taking the game far too seriously. It's supposed to a be fast paced, a bit silly, easy to get into, spray and pray game. It's an arcade game.

I love Battlefield but that's a serious game for serious people, sometimes I just want to get a grenade launcher, a rocket launcher, some claymores and hear people rage.

Yes, we all know COD is getting stale but its gunplay is still tight. I think this article is bang on the money, but personally I still feel COD has to do something groundbreaking, something special, to get gamers back on its side. COD has lost the "wow" factor COD4 had because we've seen it so many bleeding times.

I'd also like a return to WWII.
deadlydragon121  +   1018d ago
Yeah personally I hate the whole quickscoping concept too - but then again I find quickscopers easy prey!
Klonopin  +   1019d ago
They can start with a new graphics engine.
Ken22  +   1019d ago
1.New engine
2.Dedi servers
3.Remove KS
4.Remove "Aim assist".
5.Remove perks.
Donnieboi  +   1019d ago
I don't care for games that use a kill-streak type system, BUT removing Killstreaks would alienate the entire COD fanbase. Killstreaks are the arcadey type of things COD players love to see in the series. The only other solution is to jump ship to Battlefield, if we're going by your list.

And btw, I did jump ship, right after the REAL Infinity Ward left.
Ravenor  +   1018d ago
How many console games do you think don't use aim assist? The correct Number #4 would be, not make it so blatant.
Hufandpuf  +   1019d ago
dedicated servers.
Allsystemgamer  +   1019d ago
OMFG I WAS THERE I SAW THAT GUY IN THE PIC! I HAVE A PIC OF HIM
Fistedcupps  +   1019d ago
I dont it can be turned around. All the can do update the graphics and a lil few destructive places here and thier but overall the core gameplay is gonna stay the same regardless. Doubt thier be any big changes anytime in the near future.
Sniperwithacause  +   1018d ago
I agree.

Next time please proof read your post. I had to dumb down english just to read it.
Not tyrnig to be an ass, alhtgouh you can awalys fnid ways to get crteaive wtih the elgnsih.
Soldierone  +   1019d ago
Infinity Ward won't do anything. The original studio was lucky to even be allowed to do modern warfare, and Activision planned on that failing. Thats why Treyarch was still doing history.

Treyarch are the ones that are going to change something if anything changes. They've taken the lead, especially since zombies is taking off so well.

Sledehammer and IW are just there till COD dies at this point. When people lose interest in them, Activision will shut them down or put them on something else.
MikeyDucati1  +   1019d ago
Meh
Evil_Ryu  +   1019d ago
we won't see a new engine until current gen dies out
AzaziL  +   1018d ago
Take 20% of the profit instead of 2% and pay for development instead of marketing.
deadlydragon121  +   1018d ago
True - 20% is harsh but I do feel they could invest some of the marketing money towards development.
artdafoo  +   1018d ago
They won't cuz there no need to, long as all the Beiber fans line up every year to buy it. Far as all you guys thinking theyre gonna put a new engine in that tired shell of a game, guess again. Yea theyll give it a new coat of paint and wheels and throw in a little tree of new car smell but they aint fooling anybody. Least not anybody whos nutz have dropped.
fsfsxii  +   1018d ago
We won't see cod InfinityWard turnaround unless dumb casuals stop buying the game.
Supermax  +   1018d ago
Dedicated servers is a must.
Tetsujin  +   1018d ago
Here's how you fix CoD:

Make another game

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In all seriousness if it was an every OTHER year release (and not how it is now with the companies releasing every other year) it wouldn't be as bad; or instead of MW series just have 4 with MW2 and MW3 as expansions for one big story, and the more you complete the more options you have towards multiplayer.

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