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Submitted by WonsAuto 1012d ago | opinion piece

Call of Duty: Ghosts at the Xbox Reveal Helps Activision, Not Microsoft

"While this particular moment of synergy will work tremendously for Activision, it’s a tremendous waste for Microsoft. Allow me to explain." - Joe Garcia (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Xbox One)

Abash  +   1012d ago
Call of Duty: Ghosts isn't going to be a reason for lots of people to go next gen, the large majority will still play it on PS3/360 to play with their friends over PSN/XBL. Better graphics just wont be enough to get consumers to spend hundreds of dollars to play the game when they have hardware that already can.
GraveLord  +   1012d ago
I agree. Call of Duty is too casual focused to make much of an impact on next-gen systems. It will all come down to exclusives.
loulou  +   1012d ago
yeah just like this gen...

oh wait, cos all those exclusives helped sony sell more than the ps2. but in reality it wasn't like that at all.

cod will be just as massive next gen. sorry about that
thegreatklemba  +   1012d ago
@lolulou ps2 sold for 11 years and ps3 is in its 7 year give or take a couple months so your point is mute come back in 4 years and if it still hasn't out sold the ps2 then you have some ground to stand.
nukeitall  +   1012d ago
CoD historically has been even on a single platform more popular than almost any exclusive. With every release, there has been significantly increased sales.

I don't see, how CoD cannot make an impact on next-gen systems. A new engine and a new sub-ip is going to be massive on the next consoles, especially if you can play against previous generation console i.e. Xbox 360 with next-generation Xbox.

The millions of people that want to play CoD and buys it every year will stick to the console that Activision favors.

In the end, consumers don't care if the games are exclusive or not, and only if it is a good game.
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HammadTheBeast  +   1011d ago
You do realize that CoD is multi platform right? Activision is just taking advantage of the hype surrounding Xbox reveal to put their product out.

Also, just look at how black Ops turned out on the wii U, now you and 16 of your friends can always sync up. Always.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1012d ago
I think it helps both, COD is a popular game and no matter what, people will tune in to the Microsoft show to view it, which means more potential customers for the next Xbox.

I don't think there is such a thing as a game that can win a generation or any garbage like that, but nobody can deny the popularity of the franchise. Due to what will most likely be limited quantities of the next Xbox and PlayStation, Ghosts probably wont sell amazingly well, but 3-4 million within 6 months is still going to be considered good when you add in the other 17-20 million on current hardware.
Cyfyxtfg  +   1012d ago
before i even read this, hes wrong. of course it helps because people who wanna play a better cod will get it on the nextbox. it helps
TKCMuzzer  +   1012d ago
Before you read the article. Why would you comment on it before reading it? Why would you assume that people who get the next Xbox version?
He makes the point that people will just tune in to see what the game looks like on next gen consoles, Microsoft will virtually be showing the PS4 version as it will be identical.
Read the article first, it may help. I will get it on the PS4, why? due to easy to program for, both the next xbox and PS4 versions will be identical, yet it will still more than likely be free to access online on the PS4. No version will be better than the other, it's COD after all and will probably need patching on both consoles on day one.

Only because the 360 was easier to program for but unless you have been under a rock that will change for the next gen, it will look identical on both machines, I'm telling you this now so you won't be upset when they look the same.
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Cyfyxtfg  +   1012d ago
im getting a ps4 as well. but cod will be better on the box. its designed there first. we all know this
NateCole  +   1012d ago
cyfyxtg. the PC would like to have a word with you.
Cyfyxtfg  +   1012d ago
I dont think it will LOOK better. itll run better. thats all. itll get dlc first. therefore if your passionate about cod that will be your system of choice. thats all im saying.

awww :( now i understand the bubble system. I only get three comments :'(
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Karpetburnz  +   1011d ago

How do you know it will run better on the next Xbox? It could be the other way aroud.

The only reason CoD was better on 360 this gen is because PS3 was hard to develop for, PS4 will have a different architecture than PS3 so it will be much easier to develop for.
weekev15  +   1012d ago
Surely it means they are advertising a multi-platform game at their launch. Unless they only show some timed exclusive content they will be advertising a ps3/4 game at their launch event. Strange move if you ask me.

I was one of the few who was underwhelmed by the ps4 reveal, but at least they gave an argument as to why it would be better to own a ps4 by showing only exclusives.
TheKayle1  +   1012d ago
clearly if they show...they have it as timed exclusive and dlc contents exclusive

no ps4 didnt show ONLY dog (that was one of the big in the show)..wasnt an exclusive will be on xbox too

the witness (another game of the ps4 show) is a timed exclusive...

destiny isnt an ps4 exclusive

deep down is likely a multiplat game from capcom

diablo III isnt an exclusive...

well honestly the only exclusive games shown was knack,driveclub,kz,infamous all the other will go also on xbox
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weekev15  +   1012d ago
Yeah I think it's a given they have the timed exclusive dlc. What I'm saying is, that unless they only show the exclusive parts they are effectively advertising a PS4 game at their launch event.
TKCMuzzer  +   1012d ago
I don't think the game will be a timed exclusive, it's not in Activisions interest as a business even if Microsoft pay them. COD sells very well on PlayStation products and Activision will not want to alienate that crowd.
The DLC may be timed but who cares about that, what's waiting a month for a few maps.
He is right, with the PS4 version probably looking identical, many may just say "I'l just get it for the PS4 when it releases"

You may be right but lets also be honest, we all know that there were many of Sony's studios who showed nothing, so there is plenty to come, I'm not so sure with Microsoft and its that uncertainty that worries gamers.
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NateCole  +   1012d ago
It will help get more people to view MS conference so in a way it will help MS.
TKCMuzzer  +   1012d ago
Does anyone know if you need a Gold Live account to view the conference?

Who just disagreed with me? I asked a bloody question hoping for an answer. The people on this site baffle me sometimes.

Just in case fan boys thought I was taking the mick, I only have a silver account that's why I asked.
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TheOneEyedHound  +   1012d ago
You most likly wont.
RuleofOne343  +   1012d ago
Am going Next Gen day one,while still playing current Generation & Ghost will be a must buy.
Belking  +   1012d ago
Another stupid article on this site. COD will be the best selling game next gen, just like this gen. More people will still buy and play the game on xbox. This won't change.
TheOneEyedHound  +   1012d ago
It will help M$, you would be stupid to think otherwise.
from the beach  +   1012d ago
Totally disagree with this, people may associate COD with the 360 but Microsoft will want to make sure they associate it with the '720' too.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1012d ago
It helps both companies. Activision will be showcasing there new engine on the next xbox showing the graphics power of the new system.
M-M  +   1012d ago
It's for publicity, as popular as the Xbox brand and the COD franchise is, you would attract a lot of viewers to their conference, the Ghosts trailer alone has 6 million views and it came out a few days ago. Combine a good portion of that with the amount of Xbox fans and others looking into next generation consoles watching the live stream.
Braid  +   1012d ago
One thing I know for sure is that it doesn't help me.
iGamerZero24  +   1012d ago
I'll still buy it on PS4 ! Unless MS Snakes timed exclusive deal, but Activision wouldn't do
That to Sony...they sold a ton on PS3 over the years
Supermax  +   1012d ago
There will be a timed exclusive for ghost on next box.
SonyAddict  +   1011d ago
No wonder they say eventually there will be no more consoles one day!,because this franchise will be the death of gaming one day!!..
Agent_hitman  +   1011d ago
Why don't they just buy Acti than owning COD iteration every year.... Paying millions of dollars just to advertise this sh!t on Xbox only..

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