Submitted by uneasiest 806d ago | opinion piece

Will TitanFall Be The Call Of Duty Killer?

Mark of Corrupted Cartridge writes "This is a topic that has caught my eye recently. I've noticed a few videos on Youtube asking if the new game to be released on the Xbox One called TitanFall could be a Call Of Duty Killer.

Personally I've lost a lot of interest in the Call Of Duty games recently and I only really bought Black Ops 2 for the zombies and the campaign. To me each game is a repetition of the last with a couple of small changes to the gameplay and some new game modes." (PC, TitanFall, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

mewhy32  +   806d ago
black0o  +   806d ago
Isn't it Titanfal a COD with mesh and without SP mode?
Enemy  +   806d ago
Same graphics, same dull art direction, that outdated engine, no solo campaign, possible on 360.

Next gen FPS right there.
Kevlar009  +   806d ago
After playing it at PAX I'd say so. It certainly plays like CoD, but with mechs and more freedom of movement

It's multiplayer only, a fun military shooter that knows its audience. However we've seen what happens when games try to imitate and surpass CoD. The game does have enough hype and praise to give it a chance, however the CoD brand is just so powerful it lives off name alone
XB1_PS4  +   806d ago
You guys are so cool. Making fun of Titanfall! I wish I could be like you guys..
gaffyh  +   806d ago
It won't sell anywhere near as much as COD, but it will sell very well nonetheless. I'd guess at least 5 mil lifetime, up to 8 mil. Most sales on 360.

/pach hat.
superbhoy  +   806d ago
if its an xbone/pc exclusive then definitely not
#1.2 (Edited 806d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(12) | Report | Reply
OrangePowerz  +   806d ago
It comes at launch also to 360.
mewhy32  +   806d ago
This game is also coming to 360. But I'll be playing it on my gaming PC.
Dan_scruggs  +   806d ago
When are people gonna learn that there is no Call of Duty killer. COD got where it is through almost a decade of yearly releases. By steadily building up its fanbase to the insane numbers it currently has. Call of Duty is in a class of its own like WOW and GTA. It may not the best or the most original but its absolutely the biggest and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
3-4-5  +   806d ago
Nothing is "killing" off COD, but After this year, COD will sell less & less until they switch up the formula.

Everything we've ever wanted COD to be or evolve into is found within Killzone, Battlefield & TitanFall
SuperLupe  +   806d ago
Quality wise yes. Sales wise no (for the moment)
PlayStation_4  +   805d ago
Only when it's available on PS4 will it have the potential to take down Call of Duty, whether that be Titanfall 2, or Titanfall 1 in 2015.
Eddie20101  +   805d ago
Looks really good and fun to play. Will it be the best game in 2014 probably not, will it sell well probably but theres no way of telling til it comes out. Will it be available for PS4 eventually, my guess is yes.
#1.7 (Edited 805d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Wizziokid  +   806d ago
in terms of sales no, but that's only because for the time being it's limited to Xbox and PC.
user7402931  +   806d ago
why don't people say battlefield killer? why is it cod? if its teh sales you guys refer to then wii fit bust be a battlefield and cod killer. smfh.
MrSwankSinatra  +   806d ago
Because Battlefield is owned by EA and which also owns titanfall. Get the picture?
user7402931  +   806d ago
ea vs activsion huh, i could not give less of a goddamn about them.
PlayStation_4  +   805d ago
CoD and Titanfall are aiming for the same kind of people, and both have similarly fast paced shooting mechanics.
Mikelarry  +   806d ago
when it is available on all platforms.... maybe
Tony-A  +   806d ago
I can see it doing okay when it's out for 360, PC and XBO, and doing better when it comes out for PS4 and probably PS3, but - in terms of sales - it's not going to crush COD.

... Funny how the gaming media skews things. When it's negative news about the details of the XBO, we're just a minority amongst a small group of dedicated gamers. But when it's hype about a game talked about by a group of journalists within dedicated gaming events, the masses are sure to talk about it when it comes out!
GiantEnemyCrab  +   806d ago
From what I played that is a YES.
Vip3r  +   806d ago
Doubt it.

All Titan Fall will achieve is a mech fetish for the next 8 years of the next gen consoles.
Fireseed  +   806d ago
Yeah it has a pretty good chance of becoming the next hot ticket shooter. Definitely appeals to the high mobility desire a lot of shooter fans have right now.
TNTgamer  +   806d ago
Eventually yes, but at the moment no. I view its rise to be like Call Of Duty's as it released several titles before it really got going, around the time COD 4 was released.
#8 (Edited 806d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
shysun  +   806d ago
Yeah, the first few it was trying to get out of Medal of Honours shadow. They left MOH and made Cod now they are on to the next game. Give it some time......and more platforms!
Thehyph  +   806d ago
It's also made by the guys that made CoD4.

Normally, I don't think anything is a ____ killer, but this is an exception.

Respawn more or less made Call of Duty. Most of the team used to be Infinity Ward before the split happened. A lot of those guys, probably most, have worked together for a long time. Through MoH:AA, to Call of Duty 1, 2 and 4. A lot of these guys have a completely legitimate GOTY under their belt in the original PC Call of Duty. Whatever you call Infinity Ward now are not worthy of the title. When you're making games on par with Treyarch, you're bad. That's all there is to it.

The way I see it is that Activision is just cashing in year over year with the same game that (what is now) Respawn released back in 2007: Modern Warfare.

All the impressions I've read speak very highly of the mechanics and gameplay of Titanfall. It certainly has been a darling at the game shows it's been featured in, too.

If there is a "Call of Duty Killer" out there, then this is the best shot in the near future. I doubt it will take Call of Duty down, given all the bros out there who are entrenched in paying every year. I bet a lot of them will even get defensive about it, too.

edit: Has anyone looked at the history of games made or ported by Treyarch? Developers with catalogs like that don't exist anymore. With good reason, too.
#8.2 (Edited 806d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
TNTgamer  +   806d ago
I just hope they don't do the whole cash cow thing with Titanfall.
Thehyph  +   806d ago
That was Activision.
GraveLord  +   806d ago
Nope. Too sci-fi.

Why do you think Halo is still popular? Becaues its completely different from Call of Duty.

So will Titanfall be the Halo killer? That's the better question.
CrimsonStar  +   805d ago
WTF did I just read?
GraveLord  +   804d ago
Are you illiterate? Try again, you can do it.
Kayant  +   806d ago
Needs time and more platforms but it may not beat it even then it will probably be almost as popular in the end.
MasterChief3624  +   806d ago
Word of advice: if you are being labeled as a "___ killer" (Halo killer, Call of Duty killer, etc.), you are not going to be said killer.

Come on now. Killzone, anyone? Perfect Dark Zero? Battlefield 3?

Not going to happen. The "CoD killer" will be a blindsided game that no one will expect.
hankmoody  +   806d ago
CoD is too big a franchise to get outright "killed" by a new IP, that's something that's going to take some time. Truth be told, Titanfall looks pretty awesome and it's single handedly going to sell systems. That first reveal trailer was enough to get me and plenty of others to preorder the XB1 as it stands.
urwifeminder  +   806d ago
I think it will slowly get its own unique following and will do well it will eventually be in full competition with it at very least will make cod devs work a bit harder,but while cod still supports this gen it will be held back me thinks.
Deividas  +   806d ago
With its first entry to the series and being limited to 3 platforms...no. IF they gain some ground with this game and build a reputation and then come back in a few years with Titanfall 2 on ALL platforms....even then realistically, a low chance, but maybe. But still will have to see how this one is going to be received after it comes out.
CGI-Quality  +   806d ago
The simple answer is a resounding: no. Not even close.
ichdich  +   806d ago
The only ones who can destroy it, Are the ones who created it.
Septic  +   806d ago
Well West and Zampella are the ones that created the Modern Warfare series and they formed Respawn which is making Titanfall so....you may be right.
modesign  +   806d ago
this is the problem with MMORPG's trying to be WOW killers, they copy the game, give a different name and expect everyone to flock to it, it fails every time
PersonaCat  +   806d ago
No, and it doesn't have to. Let the game be judged by its own merits, not if its able to "kill" off another franchise. The only thing that can kill off big franchises is the franchise itself.

COD's undoing will be its constant releases with nothing new being added, not another franchise.
Subzero200  +   806d ago
i hope not i dont want to see anymore of these terrible things calls themselves fps anymore.
dale1  +   806d ago
its only been running on pc,its got to be ultra smooth on the 360 and x1 to stand a chance.there again mechs were done in killzone and jet packs didn,t see many people like that.cod is for campers as a whole so i can,t see people switching to this if mechs are over powered
Angerfist  +   805d ago
If this comes with alot of Maps, gets great advertising and if , if Xbox One is successful then yes, it comes at a time people will move on from COD. I dont see BF4 being this huge Impact, looks like BF3.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   805d ago
Nope. I remember when Homefront was suppose to be the "CoD killer", didn't happen.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   805d ago
I'm just happy we will hear less about cod when all of these other next gen fps come out.
jeremyj2913  +   805d ago
I thought annual releases were the COD killer

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Yoshi's Woolly World - Wii U Review | Chalgyr's Game Room

27m ago - Chalgyr's Game Room writes: Yoshi might not be the draw that Mario is for Nintendo, but the li... | Wii U

The Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut Review - Fans of the Genre may Want to Look Elsewhere | COG

30m ago - COG Writes: The first game got the series off to a great start, but The Adventures of Van Helsing... | PC

The Five Must-Play Exclusives for Xbox One in 2016

Now - With the holidays quickly wrapping up in 2015, it is time to look to the future. 2016 is already shaping up to be massive for games, and both Sony... | Promoted post

Best Buy Early Black Friday Access Sale Features Assassin's Creed Syndicate for $34.99

35m ago - Gamerdeals: "As part of the Best Buy Early Black Friday Access Sale, snag Assassin's Creed Syn... | PS4

Amazon Gold Box: Need for Speed (PS4/Xbox One) - $39.99

36m ago - Gamerdeals: "Today, the Amazon Gold Box is featuring Need for Speed (PS4/Xbox One) for $39.99!" | PS4

BrightLocker Aims To Disrupt Videogame Crowdfunding In Early 2016

38m ago - Georgi Trenev writes: "Recently announced to enter closed beta in the beginning of next month, Br... | Dev