Infinity Ward Admits to Having a Mostly Casual Player Community Surrounding Call of Duty

Many Call of Duty players “aren’t hardcore gamers, or even gamers”, Infinity Ward told OXM.

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pedrof931798d ago

Lets just say that the most casual gamers at this moment are on GTA.

GarrusVakarian1798d ago

I agree, i guess that's the trouble of having such a hugely popular game. Everyone jumps on board, the casuals along with the vets. Glad i play with friends and not with randomers/casuals.

shoddy1798d ago

Cod crowd mostly immature gangster wanna be, acting tough behind the safety of their home.

ape0071798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )


this generalization/way of thinking is "casual" thinking

Swiggins1798d ago

The level of irony in shoddy's post is killing me.

Flipflopp1798d ago

Way to go Infinity Ward!!! That's the way to get more sales than GTA V. Lets label our fanbase, smh.

Feralkitsune1798d ago

I find that the gamers who criticize people as Casual and such are usually the worst players.

pkb791797d ago

@ shoddy Don't generalize so much, a lot of them are fat, southern US hillbillies to. ;)

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ape0071798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

no problem with that, games like Mario, GTA, CoD, MGS NFS, FF, Resi will always gather casual crowd

super mario bros on NES had the most casual crowd ever and at the same time it's the godfather of gaming

it's a plus imo as long as the game design remain "core"

Wizziokid1798d ago

COD has a terrible community imo, I can remember numerous matches where I would play well and get called a cheater etc by children. Got old real quick.

GarrusVakarian1798d ago

If i would have been caught shouting and swearing in my room when i was a kid the same way i have heard them on Call Of Duty i would have been smacked into next week. It makes me question the quality of parenting these kids have.

famoussasjohn1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

Quick fix, mute everyone as quickly as possible, save yourself the headache.

Reverent1798d ago

Until one of said kids sends you a message, freaking out on you for muting them.

famoussasjohn1798d ago

Reverent - They'd be unable to confirm if you've muted them or not, you can simply block communications with them entirely if you need to. I had to do that with some kid that would message me repeatedly after a match because I was using C4 (just like about half his team including himself) and claiming I was ruining the game lol.

ritsuka6661798d ago

Alot of 10 year old kids love this game, and it's all they play. Kinda sad... I even know one kid who thinks he is a "professional" COD player.They are not true gamers.

MysticStrummer1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

There are definitely people on here who get upset when someone says CoD is a casual shooter. Then again, there are people on here who get upset when someone says anything based in reality.

@Oschino - CoD is designed so that anyone can pick it up and be relatively successful at it. That is the very definition of casual, and the main reason it's so popular.

Oschino19071798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

They are talking about their community not the game it self.

There is a reason almost any one can be good here and there and its not the game but lack of talent playing it overall.

I think you're confusing accessibility with being casual. They make everything for the most part easy to grasp and understand but it is still up to the player to be good or not.

You will never see a group of casual Cod players beating a pro team or any group of half serious intelligent players.

Outside_ofthe_Box1798d ago


***"You will never see a group of casual Cod players beating a pro team"***

That maybe true, but you will however see casual players being at the top the leader boards in public matches. In other shooters such an event would never happen.

-Foxtrot1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

What I've been saying for years and now the developers back me up. You get a lot of "fake gamers" who only play on Cod claiming they are gamers....sorry but playing only on Cod does not make you a gamer. If I painted a crappy picture by grabbing a paint brush and lashing it out on the canvas does that make me an artist up to the same standard of someone studying art or does art for a

Yep1798d ago

I just hope people don't think being popular with the casuals is a bad thing. That's what happens when you've created a game that can be appreciated by the masses.

CrossingEden1798d ago

Exactly, I play tons of games and I don't take them seriously, i'd rather be considered a "casual" gamer than some of these pretentious nuts who think that playing a game on the hardest difficulty makes you "hardcore." At the end of the day it's all about FUN, and COD just happens to be fun. So what if it's not challenging fun, it's STILL fun and the obsessed cyber bullies that constantly talk crap about it really need to do something better with their free time.

Yep1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

I too have a causal side to me even though I don't play COD (Think games in the Wii series).

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