Is it time for Activision to put Call of Duty out to pasture? GamePointsNow takes a look at why they may be considering it
They're not pulling the plug as long as they continue to make money off of it.
Activision should totally pull the plug on a game that makes them a billion dollars a year. /s In all seriousness, the problem isn't that CoD comes out every year but that the effort they put into the game seems to dwindle every year. Mario games come out year after year, yet when they come out people love them. Why? Because even though the series comes out so often Nintendo puts the time and care into crafting a fun and unique experience with every game. If Activision took the time to do the same than people wouldn't feel so burnt out on the franchise.
@ cleft5 couldn't have said it better listen to this commenter +bubbles
Anyone that says they should pull the plug on COD doesn't know anything about business. Why would they stop a product that is making them millions upon millions of dollars in profit?????? That would be stupid. There will be COD games as long as we continue to buy them. When they can't make a profit from it anymore then they'll pull the plug.
Pull the plug on a game that only last year came in 2nd place in sales around the world? yeah...THAT totally makes sense! /s although I agree that they should up their game a bit now that we've entered the new gen.
The only way I'm ever playing COD again is if they take it back to WW2 or before.
Ultimately for Activision it's going to come down to sales number, and even with a decline, which hasn't been that large, it's still selling freaking loads aand making the company plenty of money. At this point reuse of assets etc. must be keeping dev costs relatively low, so profits must still be vast. Why would they stop making them, if there's still clearly a large amount of people that want them?
Yes, but they won't Even if it isn't the highest selling, it still makes a shitloa of money for them, so they can say with next COD: "We now added an AI system so you have ... birds fly away when you get close to them"
They will not. The money it generates is massive. They have all of their focus on it and Skylander which are their big cash cows so expect a new game every year for a while.
Pull the plug? Nah. But they would definitely benefit by taking a couple years off and using that time to create a true next gen version with new game elements. As it is now, they just keep releasing the same game every year. But hey, morons keep buying it every year, so I guess they have no reason to change anything, right?
No waaaaay. Before they do that, they'll attempt revamping the franchise at least. I can see a shocking reveal at E32016-17 of them unveiling something called just "Call of Duty," with a brand new engine, fresh POV, animations and a slowed down pace. I think COD can be a great game with the right level of respect. They need to let Treyarch spend 3 years on a game.
At least put it to bed for a year or two and develop a new installment for a full dev cycle completely changing everything thamakes COD dull and boring. New engine, well constructed story, innovative online. Make gamers WOW at it instead of appealing to the idiot casuals with cowardly tactics. Actually TRY.
No. I still like them. But like Summons said, not every year. Maybe every 2.
Yea release Cod every two years and then it might be good.
If I was in Activision shoes, why pull the plug on using same assets and sell millions? you make money for least amount of effort. Blame the tools that buy the game, not activsion for milking.
Why should the do that when they are earning truck loads of money. You would have to be retarded to pull the plug.
I don't mind the COD, its even a great game to play sometimes with friends. However.... People mistake "gamers" and "cod players." I hate to honest, but that annoys me. You can be both, but in most cases the people i see play call of duty only game casually. But I digress. No, Activision should not make another COD (even though they will and the earth will continue to orbit the sun.) But yes, they have great potential and resources to make another great game series that is just as great as COD.
It would be nice to see a true barebones mode, no perks, no killstreaks. Along with a third person view and a version of search and destroy, but with the satchel in the middle of the map. No respawning. A game mode just like Demolition from the Socom games.
I think they know it is getting stale and they cannot mix it up too much due to the hardcore fans (death threats to devs after a sniper rifle was nerfed etc) and that is why they have invested heavily into destiny but hey this is the internet and my opinion doesn't really count for **** no ones does...
No... but fix the damn game! It comes out every year and you would think it would get better. Nope, gets worse every year. Worry about releasing the best game possible and not the yearly release date!
For now. They should go back to the drawing board and give the series a rest, but I doubt the publishers will want that to happen $$$
Why would they pull the plug on a game that sells millions of copies every year and has made them billions of dollars?
The funniest, but at the same time the most annoying, thing about the COD community is that every pre-game lobby is full of "Network Engineers," acting like only they know the reason behind their lag. And, none of them EVER blames their own internet. Idiots reuse words they've heard others use in pre-game lobbies - the most used words: Dedicated Servers (without even really even knowing what it is or the pros and cons).
Maybe Activision could care less about what "hard core" gamers want because the money they're making out of casuals who just want to play cod with their friends far out weights the opinions of the gamers who knows enough about gaming to be on a site like this to begin with? We all know what made Nintendo Wii a success. Activision sees it in CoD. Change it enough and risk losing the millions of casuals that flock to its simplistic designs just the satisfy the hardcore gamers that probably only make up a quarter of the CoD community? Only a fool would do that. As for saying the game is crap, gamers have a choice between playing this annual rehash or going out and getting the supposed cod killers Killzone and BF4. What's that you say? Those games sh*t the bed and couldn't dethrone the annual rehash? And that's what I am getting to here, unless there is a game out there good enough to sway not only the gamers but also the casuals, cod will still be the best FPS franchise out annually no matter how much the game is the same year over year. Right now, there is nothing out there that matches that so called rehashed gameplay so Activision can keep coming out with the same thing because there is no 1A to compete with it's 1. Why do I keep playing cod? Because as much of the same game it is over the years, there is nothing out there right now that matches it. Sorry Dice, you've had your shot and you failed miserably. Let's see what Respawn and Bungie have that can convince the masses otherwise.
I never bought another cod game since blackops. The mistake I made was buying bf4. Man I cant believe how awful the game runs. I can run anything on ultra. But man why rush this game ? The expansion was garbage too. Im so tired of big big maps with 4 anti air guns. Just remake the maps from bad company 2 and some bf3. And that would be fine.
Yeah they should totally pull the plug on a multi-billion dollar franchise. /s
hahaha.... "Ahem" HAHAHAHAH.
is what activision says when you buy call of duty this year
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