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Should Call of Duty Change?

The Call of Duty franchise has dominated game sales since 2007 with the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, a game that dramatically raised the bar for first person shooters and set a precedent for gameplay and multiplayer systems that still exists today. With the recent release of the trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, we have to wonder if the series is finally ready to stray from its comfort zone, and if this is even the correct decision.

Five years on however and the games have started to stagnate a bit in the eyes of fans, not that sales would be any indicator. The most recent instalment in the franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, sold over 7.5 million copies on its opening day – a staggering figure by all accounts. However many players have started to notice and complain about the formulaic nature of the series now. Infinity Ward and Treyarch capitalized on the success and positive response to Call of Duty 4’s deep multiplayer system with its levelling and perks system, and have continued to follow it almost to a tee with each instalment. The system has now become the standard for multiplayer modes across all action games and its success is a large part of the reason that games that typically wouldn’t have a multiplayer mode, such as Spec Ops: The Line, had one shoe-horned in – A solid multiplayer mode sells copies.

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The_Infected1072d ago (Edited 1072d ago )

No it should end. They've milked this thing dry.

Edit: If they actually put huge effort into making CoD games I might get them but they don't and never will.

Ilovetheps41072d ago (Edited 1072d ago )

Well the issue is, it still sells millions every year. Apparently they haven't milked it dry. All companies care about is money. As long as the money keeps coming in, they will keep making the games. They couldn't care less about the consumer as long as the consumer gives them their money.

Utalkin2me1072d ago

I wouldn't go as far as to say all companies care about is "Only Money". Sure that's a driving factor and keeps your business afloat. But not everybody is money hungry, like some of your major corporations.

Some people really enjoy what they do and as long as they can get buy and keep doing what they do, their happy.

Iceman_Nightmare1071d ago

I don't want a new CALL OF DUTY ever again, the game has been milked for so long no one wants it. I agree with you KRATOS_Kills. Is time for NEW IP, and the GAMING INDUSTRY to change back like in the Nintendo 64 Rare LTD days. Every game was unique, and not all games that were selling good were ONLY FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS.

ltachiUchiha1072d ago

I got tired of the series after modern warfare 2. I still think call of duty 4 was the best out of all of them. Infinity Ward at their best at the time.

Gaming4Ever1072d ago

It has, it's now got better looking dogs.

ryanf_2791072d ago

Dumbest Title I've Ever Seen For An Article.....
Should it change really?....I'm not even clicking on this article for the title alone...

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