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Submitted by StillGray 336d ago | news

Activision: Call of Duty is Not a Dying Franchise

Gameranx: "Momentum for Ghosts is proceeding well says Hirshberg." (Call of Duty: Ghosts, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

GraveLord  +   337d ago
You got a lot of convincing to do! We're all playing GTA V!
nick309  +   337d ago
It will still sell like in 2008 when gta IV was out.
aiBreeze  +   336d ago
Lol @ all the disagrees.. he speaks the truth.. sadly. Besides, They have so much more innovative possibilities.. fish? dogs? think of all the other animals ai they can add to the game to revolutionize the series!
Swiggins  +   336d ago
Tactical Otters, calling it now.
mikeslemonade  +   336d ago
Not dying but it is in decline. After MW2 the hardcore started to dislike it. And then Black Ops 2 was the first modern COD to sell less than its predecessor, so this means the casual gamer has realized that the game has grew stagnate.

So in other words Madden isn't dead but it's just not what it use to be. Halo isn't dead but it's just not what it is use to be.
mewhy32  +   336d ago
I wouldn't say that it's dying. It may slow down some but it's far from dying.
TomShoe  +   336d ago
As long as there's dudebros, there will be CoD.

It's sad, but true.
xDHAV0K24x  +   336d ago
dudebro eh? *google search*
ritsuka666  +   337d ago
How can you say a franchise is dying when it breaks sales records for the last 3 releases?
JetsFool3500  +   336d ago
BO2 didnt break MW3 Record
Deividas  +   336d ago
Im pretty sure when you are mostly competing against your own franchise for breaking sales records...its still a good sign.
neocores  +   336d ago
IM pertty black ops 2 sould more then mw3 also out sold the movie star wars
ritsuka666  +   336d ago
http://www.ibtimes.com/acti...

Nope,the game break MW3 record too.
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Concertoine  +   336d ago
Financially no?
in the hearts of gamers? it has been long dead.
davethedj  +   336d ago
lol i guess you are wrong!!
who is buying it then? gamnerz ;=)
Concertoine  +   336d ago
No, cod fans.
would you consider the people who went out and bought guitar hero until they were sick of it gamers? no, they were guitar hero fans.
ShinMaster  +   336d ago
This is true. I know a couple of people that play nothing but Call of Duty. For years now, every time I'm signed in, they're playing COD. They play 1 different game per year at most.
titletownrelo  +   336d ago
gamer = "I enjoy fps's as well as rpgs, mmos, racing and platforming games."

COD fan = "x < COD"
DejectedJeff  +   336d ago
you can still be both but i get what you're saying
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wiiuniverse  +   336d ago
+well said.
ritsuka666  +   336d ago
Wrong reply.
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TheFutureIsBlue  +   336d ago
@davethedj

Gamers? You know how many girls on fb are like "playing cod lol" just because everyone else plays it? A lot of my friends don't even play other games. They just play cod. I don't consider them serious gamers either. BF4 is catching up. That takes more skill to play and that is why it doesn't get as many sells.
xDHAV0K24x  +   336d ago
you shouldn't care what other ppl play...unless ur playing competetively, don't comment on what takes skill
iiwii  +   335d ago
Well, last time I checked, most people play games to have fun not to "show their skills". If it's fun, people are going to play it. If it's not, then they wont.

BTW, who put you in charge of deciding whether someone is a serious gamer (oxymoron) or not? The fact that a lot of people play COD is a testament to the fact that it is fun for those people. Play what you want and let others play what they want. Just because YOU don't like it doesn't mean it's not a fun game.

BTW, I'm personally burned out on it (have been for several versions now) and not buying the next version.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   335d ago
@iiwii

So you are saying that people who play farmville should be consider gamers? I'm not telling people what they can and can't play, but it does piss me off when people say "I'm a gamer!" when they play cod and barely even play it. Just because I can cook doesn't make me a chef.
iiwii  +   335d ago
I don't care what people play. But yes, by definition, if they play Farmville daily they are a gamer, even if you don't like it or agree with it.

But I don't think you were talking about Farmville. You were calling out COD fans and saying they were not gamers.

Video games and gamers have been around a LOT longer than the FPS genre has and BF does not set the definition of who is a gamer and who is not. Don't be so quick to label people you don't even know. I would say it's elitist attitudes like yours that put more people off from trying BF than anything else.
Goku781  +   336d ago
Love it or hate it, COD isn't going anywhere for awhile.
Majin-vegeta  +   336d ago
Idk man ive been reading on various forums and videos and it seems most 12 year olds are mad cuz no.more quickscoping and arent buying it xD.
Concertoine  +   336d ago
Nah they'll buy it, say it's the best COD yet, then hate it in about 7 months and go back to the last COD, and call that one underrated. Then they'll rinse and repeat this cycle, buying every dlc in between, for the rest of eternity.
ziggurcat  +   336d ago
Uh huh... Because fish AI really revitalized the franchise, right?
badz149  +   336d ago
no, I think credits go to the chopper take-down dog!

http://img.gawkerassets.com...
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Beastforlifenoob  +   331d ago
Fish and dog jokes you must be soooo clever to think of such an AMAZINGLY OUTSTANDING innovative and creative masterpiece of a Joke.

I bow down to you my humble, forgiving and gracious sire. Please further humble me with your amazingly thought of intelligent words of wiZdom.

I shall consider your every whim.
Chapter11  +   336d ago
No, its already dead.
Hazmat13  +   336d ago
eh storyline looks awesome, might get to expand my soon to be small PS4 game collection when kit comes out.
Ares84HU  +   336d ago
CoD has it's fun side. If you like quick arcade shooters and pick up and play games than CoD is a great game. It is pretty much the same thing every year but honestly I just played CoD4 to compare it to BO2 and there where huge changes. Don't believe me? check it out for yourself.

Anyways, I think it has it's place. Time to get off the hate train for many people. It's starting to be not cool to hate on CoD.

Don't like it??? Don't buy it. No one is forcing you. There are other options.
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AceBlazer13  +   336d ago
Really no point in hating on it anymore.So long as there are ignorant gamers cod will sell.
Nilbog_Juney3  +   336d ago
So because people like a game you don't, they're ignorant? Wow.. I mean really?? Smh... You might just be the most ignorant person here. But I won't call you that because of your preference... Just only based on your ignorant behavior... The only way in which you should be able to judge someone's ignorance. Not by their game choice.
Intentions  +   336d ago
No, the franchise isn't dying, the new series/games isn't as fun as CoD4. Nostalgic.
King-Prodigy-X  +   336d ago
Yes it is.
Beastforlifenoob  +   331d ago
Care to back that up with a statement?
Considering its one of the biggest video game francishes weather or not its enjoyable by core gamers?
Rask  +   336d ago
Unfortunately.
Welcome2Die  +   336d ago
Your picture is hilarious.
Also I agree, I hope this franchise dies with this gen...
Beastforlifenoob  +   331d ago
Scroll over his user profile and there will be this little box with "..." on it
CPTN MITCHELL  +   336d ago
Ghost looks really bad as in not good bad
Beastforlifenoob  +   331d ago
as apposed to the good bad or not the good bad? Wait what im confused now
bassambient  +   336d ago
we are waiting for you ghost
AceBlazer13  +   336d ago
It's irritating but this series sadly still attracts the same idiots.It's like the iPhone of gaming.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   336d ago
don't even get me started on these fools camping out for the same iphone........AGAIN! SMH
GraveLord  +   336d ago
What's with all the "I hate popular stuff" attitudes? No wonder you nerds get a rep for having no friends and living in your mothers basements.

Anyway, what's with the title change? The original title when I made the first comment was "COD still growing in size and engagement" and it was changed to "COD is not a dying franchise".

I guess the first title didn't generate enough hits. Gotta pay them bills somehow, right Gameranx?

(/rant)
TheEnigma313  +   336d ago
I has nothing to do with hating what's popular; It's the fact that not much has changed since COD 4.
Funantic1  +   336d ago
I plan on buying the next few CODs because it's fun and personally better than Battlefield. People play Madden and 2K basketball every year and they're still going on strong. The only other FPS game that'll catch my attention is Titanfall.
drsfinest72  +   336d ago
We always say we won't buy another call of duty. But we still end up buying it. We gotta stand up as one and fight the power!
Mikefizzled  +   336d ago
Lets see if it makes a seamless transition to next gen or if gets beaten by games like Titanfall or its direct competitor Battlefield 4.
MilkMan  +   336d ago
Sure thing bro!
PsylentKiller  +   336d ago
I don't get all the hate for CoD. It's the Quake of the 2000's. It's become a sports franchise, kind of like Paintball. Paintball is awesome in real life but try Greg Hastings game and you'll see how the fun doesn't translate well. Now make a paintball game in a military setting a la CoD and you have a masterpiece. What I'm trying to say is, take it for what it is. Don't try to make it something it's clearly not.
amnalehu  +   336d ago
Activision's CEO of publishing Eric Hirshberg has said the Call of Duty franchise remains strong "long after all the sceptics thought it would start to falter"... only because people continue to mindlessly pump money into our franchise and as long as they keep doing it, we will keep recycling the same game over and over again.... mmmoo hoo hoo haa haa haaaaaa!
Tzunoy  +   336d ago
Well it began to fall when they have chosen to ignore World War 2 Games.
LaidBakLazyHippo  +   336d ago
If they made a hd remake of cod 4 I would totally buy it. Hands down my favorite! Plus I liked the simplicity of the guns( less customization) and killstreaks.
Bonerboy  +   336d ago
Well this is probably best so as to keep all of the loudmouth CoD douches isolated from the other popular and arguably much better online games.
6YardsOut  +   336d ago
They are right in the fact that Cod is not a dying franchise because there are still millions of drones out there who eat Activision's s*** every year.
Bonerboy  +   335d ago
I like eating proverbial shit...but not activision's...or gearbox's...hmm, I know there are others but nothing is coming to mind right now.
quenomamen  +   336d ago
True and Mikey Deys isnt closing any burger joints either, doesnt mean you both dont spit out crappy products over and over.
GodGinrai  +   336d ago
What I am really interested to see is how they feel about releasing another COD in 12 months time after titanfall, BF4, KZ:SF and destiny have made their impacts. I have a hard time believing COD will be the dominant FPS next november, and who knows what next E3 will bring. Exciting times ahead.
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Cheaptrick  +   336d ago
COD will die if it will continue to have the same run & gun game. The game is good to play but you'll get tired after shooting & shooting while running around which leave you like running in circles.
Godlovesgamers  +   336d ago
"Activision: Call of Duty is Not a Dying Franchise"

LOL!!!

Yeah, neither is Assassin's Creed! LOL!!

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