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Submitted by stanr 228d ago | news

Gamers optimistic over 'Call of Duty' three year rotation

Activision has announced that Sledgehammer Games will be developing their own Call of Duty game, which will give Infinity Ward and Treyarch a longer production time. Gamers and critics are optimistic that the new rotation will improve the quality of the series for the new generation consoles. (Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Dev, Industry)

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stanr  +   228d ago
Will this improve the COD series or will they just be churning the same game?
Amazingmrbrock  +   228d ago
They probably want people to stop saying their graphics suck. If the devs have an extra year to work on the game then they can spend a bit more time doing engine stuff.

There definitely won't be an entirely new engine but there will most likely be a lot of changes to the one they are using. Still could do with an across the board engine update though. No matter what they say a rewritten engine will never be as good as a new from scratch one. The engine cod uses can't be compared with the one battlefield uses, and it probably cant be updated to do those things.
Rikuide_Furame  +   228d ago
Agreed, which is why I don't quite understand the move. Would have preferred one dev team focused solely on engine work and this seems like a quick fix for a publisher hedging its bets.
jamestewart  +   228d ago
I will get excited once they stop making the last gen versions.
minimur12  +   228d ago
I may not be optimistic, but I do believe it's a good idea. giving a dev 2 1/2 years to crate a game rather than 1 1/2 is great being as like Amazingbrock said, it'll give dev's more time to focus on the finer details and graphics
Matt666  +   228d ago
it not just the graphics they need to work on they need to work on everything else to, like how overpowered certain weapons are (I.E. the knife killing you in one hit anywhere on the body) and how certain perks and kill streaks are over powered, the lag comp, the broken "anti-cheat" system they have the list just goes on
Kingthrash360  +   228d ago
lol we will still be over saturated with cod. 2 years apart aint bad. let my 60+ last over a year
Heisenburger  +   228d ago
There are three teams working on CoD. Three year development cycles still means one every. single. year.
aondaatje  +   228d ago
The only thing that can fix CoD is a game release every 2 years. It doesn't matter if there is 3 devs or 300 they are still releasing a game every year and its stale
Soupaman66  +   228d ago
or just dont but a cod game every year. wait every 2,3, or how many years you want, or buy a game specific from it's developer.
N2NOther  +   228d ago
Uhm. IW and Treyarch do release their COD games every 2 years. Now it will be every 3 for each studio.
raWfodog  +   228d ago
There is still a COD game being released every year, regardless of who's developing it. He's saying he thinks it would be best to release a COD game to the public every 2 years.
N2NOther  +   228d ago
He's saying the only way to fix it is releasing it every 2 years and I'm saying that there is a different COD title, with a different story being released every 3 years. Why is it best to wait every 2 years? How is not releasing one every year from a different developer going to "fix" it?
ALS365  +   228d ago
Lol Cod has been shite ever since MW2. The others have been poor. Heck MW1 is better than anything recent too!
NarooN  +   228d ago
Thank you! WaW was the last good CoD game. Everything after that has been mediocre at best. I liked Blops 1's campaign and the multiplayer was fun with friends, but even that had a ton of issues.

This move still means we'll get a new game every year, and I doubt they will do much with the extra year of dev time they have besides sitting there drinking Mt. Dew and shoving Doritos down their throats.
e-p-ayeaH  +   228d ago
Black Ops 2 is pretty decent just letting you know i was surprised by how good it is.
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hellzsupernova  +   228d ago
World at war was awesome!
Dmagic  +   228d ago
waw was terrible mw2 was the last good one.
Godmars290  +   228d ago
All I can smell is burning aslphalt as something is run into the ground...
T2  +   228d ago
Go ahead make cod every 3 months for all I care. They pretty much do this with dlc and maps already. After bfbc2 there's no going back bops2 was decent but they can't even get hit detection right.. You have a pray and spray shooter with auto Aim and poor hit detection
. A total p.o.s... How they managed to make progressively worse games from mw1 ti mw2 to waw and then straight down the crapper is a small miracle
Aces17  +   228d ago
Who is optimistic about anything having to do with CoD? Ghost was absolutely horrible.
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MrBrookwood09  +   228d ago
I love the idea. However, if they do not make a completely new engine and totally overhaul everything by the time Wack Ops 2 comes out...expect outrage.
Nabbic  +   228d ago
This means they can spend less production on titles and more on map pack DLC.
Expect to see multiple full game priced season passes to span over the gap.
GearSkiN  +   228d ago
Ppl be buying this every year... Mhmm
il-JumperMT  +   228d ago
Wait what?

Who the hell is optimistic on yearly rehash game? I ain't touching COD with a 10 feet pole. I didn't touch COD since MW2 which was disappointing.
Deividas  +   228d ago
MW2 was fantastic, what are you talking about?
Lilrizky  +   228d ago
I think the only great developer out of the three remaining now is Treyarch. It's mostly the same team from its original inception and I think with the 3-year gap, they're going to make something awesome.

Not too optimistic about Sledgehammer or the Vinceless IW. We'll see though
mhunterjr  +   228d ago
Theoretically, this move would lead to higher quality COD games.... And more variation between annual releases would keep subsequent games from feeling stale...

...but until they devote some serious time upgrading that engine, it's going to continue to be crap in my eyes
porkChop  +   228d ago
My guess is that 1 year will be spent on upgrading their engines, then 2 years spent solely on game development. Right now the 2 year cycles are spent creating the game and also doing whatever engine upgrades they can manage in a short time.

The games should get much better from here, as well as their graphics, physics, AI, etc. This, coupled with the current gens jump in power/capabilities, could be a very good thing for the series. Sledgehammer has likely been working on this years CoD since they finished MW3 with IW, so I'm hoping to see some proper next gen visuals and some fresh ideas.
e-p-ayeaH  +   228d ago
Activision should already made this happen since MW3.

Call of Duty used to be pretty damm amazing now its just average that´s pretty sad for the fans that have been there from the start.
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Rickgrimes95  +   228d ago
Modern warfare 3 is when the series really started to wear on me
stanr  +   228d ago
After Black Ops, the series peaked and it was downhill from there.

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