Call of Duty: Ghosts on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is 6v6 only, Xbox 360 requires 3GB install

According to the new information that surfaced, the game will feature 12 players online instead of the usual 18 players count which the series has seen in the previous titles, this limitation might probably end up on PlayStation 3 as well. The next-generation version of the game and the version on PC will both feature the usual 18 player count online.

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Mikelarry1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

taking out features so that users are more inclined to get the next gen version... activation you sly dogs

iamnsuperman1669d ago

I do hope this isn't true and if it is I hope that isn't the reason because I hate that tactic with a passion. It annoys me to no end when companies do this. I am not sure what Activision has to really gain by doing that though

Mikelarry1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

exactly you would think that with the current gen having a much larger install base than next gen you would want to please those consumers more. but hey what do i know.

@ blackoo

very good logic. not a lot of users will be getting next gen and for activision to pull a stunt like this there might be a back lash. i already hate that i cant have 8 of my buddies in the same game as me (bf4 players please don't reply saying just get bf if you want to play massive i tried it it wasnt to my liking). we just have to wait and see

malokevi1669d ago

It's not true. Mikelarry is trying to pass off speculation as fact. How about instead of inventing controversial explanations, we wait for a genuine one?

mikeslemonade1669d ago

You're lame and boring person if you play current gen COD to begin with.

UltimateMaster1669d ago

3Gb on the Xbox 360.
They sure want you to get that HDD.
Because they can shove more DLCs down your throat.

darren_poolies1668d ago

But it's pretty much always been 6v6, the only gamemode that actually used the full 18 player count was Ground War and on the vast majority of maps that is a clusterf*ck.

SegataSanshiro1668d ago

Ultimatemaster, nobody is shoving dlc down anybody's throat. Nobody is forcing you to buy it and if you feel that way then you are weak minded, stop trying to be edgy and give up that " f the system " mentality

decrypt1668d ago

Poor console gamers. No BC and now this. I think they just would be better of buying no games for current systems now. Just hold of for the next box. Then disregard all their current libraries. Buy games on the next box.

ZombieKiller1668d ago

Activisions gain is they get to sell a "new" game every year without developing it.

I bet its because they added all these new features and the current gen versions suffer frame-rate drops. So instead of waiting and actually developing the game to run better, they keep the same time frame, knowing people will buy it anyway.

Mike....EPIC PICTURE dude.....

Mad Aizen1668d ago (Edited 1668d ago )



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Abash1669d ago

This is honestly very low of them if they did this just to get more people to get the next gen versions

Mikelarry1669d ago

i really hope it turns out false but with activision i always was expect the worse.

black0o1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

i disagree ..
the cur-gen install base is over 160 M (ps360) while the next-gen stands at 0

activision won't benefit form the next gen consoles sells like MS and sony, activision makes money from selling copies of COD, it doesn't matter if its cur or next-gen copy

i think it has to do with the dynamic environment in MP

thehitman1669d ago

Ya I agree especially looking at how the next-gen version looks it looks like they just upped the resolution w/ upgrading the textures and effects for the MP so it doesnt seem like they invested that much into the new platforms anyway. Dont see why they would entice people to play there in such a manner.

H0TSHELLZ1668d ago

I Agree with black0o, they added all kinds of features in theater, MP, and then there is still...Extinction Mode.

Crazyglues1669d ago

Wow 6 on 6 ....WTF? --> That's super Lame

KidBroSweets21669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

The only cod game mode with more than 6v6 is ground war so it's really not that lame because that was one of the fewer played game modes offered.

AlexanderNevermind1669d ago

Its the only mode I care for in COD. If they removed it from Next Gen then this game would probably be a no buy for me.

RobAlmighty1668d ago

Every Call of Duty main game mode is already 6vs6, if this wasn't posted how would you have expected anything different?

OrangePowerz1669d ago

If the maps are the same size as always 6vs6 is all you need. 18 players on previous maps in CoD was always too much.

Also I doubt they will gimp the current gen version on purpose to sell more next gen copies because there are many many more people on current gen and they would have announced that already earlier if they wanted to push sales of next gen versions. Also let`s not forget you can upgrade for 10 bucks to the next gen version.

Mikelarry1669d ago

but what if you are not able to afford next gen or not interested in next gen yet for what ever reason. it just does not make sense that a feature that was previously available is now exclusive to next gen console.

EPiCDiNGO1669d ago

The same thing that Apple do with newer iPhones and Macs lol

Opossum1669d ago

This is going to be stupid... no matter how much we hate it until something better does cod... here we go

cyclindk1669d ago

Picture is humorous, thank you.

DrJones1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

Makes no sense to do it for that reason. Surprised you got so many agrees. The money base is in the current generation. The reason for player reduction is clearly because of technical limitations.

Back-to-Back1668d ago

I wonder if COD ghosts on ps3/360 could be 9v9 if there were no dogs? hmm things to wonder

assdan1668d ago

What does activision gain from selling more on next gen consoles? They make $60 from the sale on every version. Maybe they wanted better graphics online.

optimus1668d ago

Actually, they make less than that once the distributors and retailers get their cut from the game.

assdan1668d ago

You're right, next time I'll do a ton of research to figure out exactly how much a company makes for every sale because that's what makes this argument valid.

optimus1667d ago (Edited 1667d ago )

Well seeing as how you specifically asked what does activision gain? Giving you the impression that they make the full $60 you spend on a game, i simply told you they don't make that don't have to do a ton of you go...

Console maker: $12
Retailer: $12

Obviously if they were to develop AND publish they would gain a little more but in this case Infinity Ward gets the $9 portion.

As others have said, the player count has not changed in past call of duties outside of the mode that people are pissed about now. If they were to increase the player count for the next gen systems then they run the risk of getting less sales on the higher install base of the current gen and thus lose money...THAT is what makes the argument valid... you were.

assdan1667d ago

You in know way disproved the point I was trying to make. I change my argument from they make $60 on every copy to, they make the same amount on either version. Jesus H. Christ, I've never seen anyone miss the point of an argument more than you. So congrats.

optimus1667d ago

I wasn't trying to disprove any point other than you saying they make $60 on the games they sell...and please refrain from using the Lord's name in vain...

As you were.

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famoussasjohn1668d ago

They took out ground war (possible limitations due to RAM on curreng gen to put in the destruction and such in MP) and I believe the standard on next gen is 18 players on all maps and gamemodes now.

tonywood1668d ago

Yea man......that's quite whack!
Prople keep eating the cod, halo, and gears crap. And I keep hearing about the $10 for trading in this gen's cod (and I think bf4 too), like that's a great deal for the consumer.

Its cool though.....because activision will do the samr thing to cod that they did to both guitar hero and tony hawks. (Run it into the ground)

andrewsqual1668d ago

And its bad enough they never give the PS3 version the 50 vs 50 we know the console can support because the other console can't, is an even bigger kick to the balls to PS3 owners then.

ambientFLIER1668d ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, you think the PS3 can support 50x50?????? wow...

Gamer19821668d ago

Of course nex gen gets extra players but that doesnt make the game smaller. The massive difference in game size of 6gb vs 50gb comes from that HD texture pack. Until they stop making a last gen version completely they cannot get the nex gen version down to a reasonable size as they would have to modify the engine for outputting only HD textures. They could have made a new engine to support both new and old consoles but that would have been a lot more expensive than just sticking a HD texture pack on. Activision are ran by shareholders and want to squeeze every penny out of this game that they can.

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Flyingdog6701669d ago

No ground war then? That sucks...

lsujester1669d ago

That's the only thing I ever play. I never cared for COD matches with low player counts.

Pascalini1669d ago

It's not true don't be silly now

TheBurger291669d ago

they will probably come up with some lame excuse about 360/maybe ps3 being too weak for more players... well look at bf

mushroomwig1668d ago

Look at Mag, 256 players.

TheBurger291668d ago

exactly! IW is so lazy with their games its ridiculously sad

Starbucks_Fan1669d ago

WOW that would piss me off if that was true.

Deadpoolio1669d ago

Except anyone with even the smallest semblance of common sense knows it's not true.....But everything always has the conspiracy theory nuts, with their OMG, OMG conspiracy, it's all on purpose...Those companies with 0 stake in next gen consoles are trying to make people buy something they get a 0% share in