Now that the news about the next gen Call of Duty by Sledgehammer Games slated for the fall are out in the wild, rumors about what it’ll entail are starting to trickle down the grapevine.
We'll it's Next Gen. I expect it to be graphically better. I'll keep my expectations low though.
Well technically it wouldn't be that hard to be alot better graphically then Ghost.
No one ever bought Call of Duty because it was a looker. They just need to make the gunplay great. I loved Black Ops II and dumped hundreds of hours into it. Then Ghosts came and I don't play it all. Playing feels like a grind and a camp fest. You can't make big plays either because you die too quickly to do that. Still, since they made MW3, which was a good game in it's own right, I have hope.
Could it be?! A new engine? One that will be rehashed over and over this whole new generation?
@TomShoe You're right but the game looks and feels so dated that there is almost no point to buy it for the new consoles.. There really needs to be a signifigant graphics upgrade and I'm not just talking about textures.
@TomShoe Well this article is about graphics and not gunplay. And you first comment backs up what i just said. But honestly Cod4 had all the hype graphics, gunplay, it won best graphics that year. And they have ridden the exact same engine for years. And really it is just the same old stuff same old assets and same old gunplay.
cod when it came out was pretty good graphics wise it made me learn what 60fps looked like.
I disagree Utalkin2me (with all due respect). Ghosts looked pretty craptastic on next-gen. When compared to Battlefield and Killzone, it looked horrible on both a visual and technical level. The overall models, textures, etc were easy to see... but even more so, the static environments, and clipping through plants, etc were about like the beginning of last gen in quality. I posted vids from PS4 of BF, KZ and Ghosts, showing plants in the environment. I would walk through them and Ghosts would just clip and look like crap. I also looked at the plants in all three games up close, and they were generations (Yeah, I said generationS) apart from Ghosts to BF/KZ. If there isn't some serious increases in the next CoD game, even the unschooled in the gaming community will notice when put up against the games which are using the more powerful tech.
@guitarded77 You must mistaken me and my comment for someone else. I know Cod looks average as i have stated, besides when "COD4" first came out it looked next gen and gameplay wise. And as i said before they took that same engine and wore it out and it looked like the same thing over and over and no big improvements. And it looks below average even on next gen. Am i missing something?
lol, the truth....
TomShoe...completely correct for the past few years... but you're kidding yourself if you think no one bought CoD 4 for being great looking at the time...with performance to match... Problem is that was late 2007...and not one CoD has had the same effect since...
Well... respawn failed with titanfall. Looks worst almost.
@tomshoe Is easy to spot that you are new into gaming or a kid.. COD4:mw was one of the best looking games at the time it launched.. that is why it got so popular, plus the diversity of gamemode and options, it was a fresh game indeed. Sadly they keep reusing the engine that got very outdated right away, that engine had very huge lag even when you play split screen, one thing shows in one screen but the timing and what shows on the other screen is totally wrong and that is very easy to tell when you watch the kill cams. The gumplay and controls are very over rated, remove auto aim and you have very bad and outdated control's. Someting Killzone Shadow Fall is not been talked is about how amazing the controls are and there is not Auto Aim in them. I'm amazed on how precise they are.. but i still think killzone 2 controls are better if the lag and dead zone are fixed, the heavy feel in kz2 controls and feeling of firing each gun in it is unique and perfect.
Titanfall > CoD No matter what CoD does it's just shit anymore.
Are you being serious? Tell me you aren't being serious. Titanfall looks like trash, and I don't really care what the phantom disagrees say. I looks like the same crap with soon to be OP mechs. I've seen the game play in person, and Let me tell you.. ITS THE SAME GAME. Tell me, why are you really hyped for this game? Is it because the other half of infintyward is making it? Trust me I'm no fan boy when it comes to branded pieces of metal and plastic.
That's your opinion. Titanfall is the most hyped game in a long time and it look GOOD and FUN. Who cares about if the graphics aren't OMG WOW.
All you xbots ever do is bring Titanfall into every article. 'No matter what CoD does it's just shit anymore'. What even if the developers add mechs, parkour, bots, drop the player count to 6v6 and make it run at 720p.
yet EA manage to make your TitanFall appeal and play similar to CoD oh yah except it has mechs. sadly COD nowadays is set as a standard on reviewing fps games lolz, so anything that dont play and feel like COD it will get lower ratings..
Titanfall honestly looks like shit. 6v6, 720p, Bots, and you can't shoot through walls. Fuck titanfall.
hopefully they will make it 12v12 cuz 9v9 is kind of last-gen.
That makes no sense at all. How can a player count be "last gen"? Fighting games are 1 vs. 1, I guess that's old fashioned, too, huh? The proper player count is whatever works for the game's design. More =/= Better
Hear that guys? It will have better graphics next gen! Why does Call of Duty get all the GOOD features? I'm sorry, I am trolling. I can't help it, COD is a joke anymore. Before the disagrees, put it into perspective: It costs more money to play COD annually (assuming you want the full experience) then it does for an XBL AND PS+ account combined. Not to mention the decreasing quality... In all seriousness, I think Treyarch needs another year to make this "new" COD game awesome. I have always said it should go away for a year. Finally, it's happening (kind of). Now they have the time they need to make the game function nicely...hopefully.
they been saying that since black ops and ghost, the only big jump people seen is the jump of sales downward.
I want them to have the balls to say, "it is going to be photo realistic" or something equally outlandish. Saying "pretty big jump in graphics" is such a weak statement. could you imagine ANY other studio stating that? imagine Naughty Dog or Sony Santa Monica saying, "it'll look (a bit) better then our previous games." I have nothing against Sledgehammer, but I actually like it when a developer tries to hype up a certain aspect of their game to ridiculous levels. It raises the stakes. It forces them to deliver the best possible product and protect that claim, and subsequently, their reputation.
What about the gameplay? Oh yeah the PS2 games will have better graphics then PS1...
How about they just gives us COD4 back... That's the only one that really matters as far as modern combat goes. Classic 3-5-7 Kill streaks only... with the ability to only get them one time only in 1 life. Give us all the original maps. And design new ones. If you are going to rehash the same bullshit just give me the same game... EA Sports does it all the time... Madden... The only they actually tweak is graphics and the core system. You don't see them trying to bullshit me with a Madden: Superbowl Warfare, Madden: World at Bowl or Madden: Quarter Back Ops... To make me think it's a different game... when it's not. If you are going to make the same game over and over... make the best one you had and update it... Cod4... duh... I know there are others who can agree with this lol. Not everyone, but if you get the point you can agree.
Do keep your expectations low, unless Activision get a new president that demands top quality back into the IP... Plus untill Activision actually star hiring true, goo and experienced talent to bring quality back into it. I think COD is done and it will die little by little, they have no true talents into their studio's any more. I guess that is why they got a smart deal with bungie.
Now, now...it's not just about graphics guys...if it plays the same then it wont matter You can't polish a turd remember, so dont think a new lick of paint will make it next gen
Well, "they said" it's gonna be a "new era" for the franchise.
They said the same about Ghosts.
Then again, COD developers did think that "Fish A.I." was new and exciting tech....So i wouldnt hold my breath for this.
They say that about every new COD game, they also said that Ghosts used a brand new engine and it didn't
Hence the airquotes around "they said."
Activision and their developers cannot be trusted. They said the same goddamned things about Ghosts and we know how that turned out. My expectations are non-existent for this next game.
lol my comment was insta deleted by a mod for highlighting the cheap tactics used by n4gs top contributor
honestly there isn't much they can do in the shooter genre that hasn't already been done. so whether they changed the way it played or not it wouldn't matter.
There's plenty that can be done with FPS. The problem is everyone wants to sell and be like COD. Single player can be greatly improved, from a Michael Bay bro fest, to a true war epic. Mechanics can use some improvements as well, moving away from point and click auto lock, to requiring skill and strategy would be a big help as well.
Clearly you didn't see the one episode of Mythbusters where they polish a turd :D
So you complain that the graphics are the same, but when a story comes out saying the graphics are a bigger jump than what Ghosts offered then it's not about graphics? I'm sure like most of us would like nicer graphics in COD, as well as an overall better game.
Yeah, the issue with CoD has never been the graphics. It's the kitchen sink treatment the multiplayer gets. The reason the first Modern Warfare is still revered is because of it's simplicity. You didn't have 50 different guns or 100 different attachments or 30 different killstreaks/deathstreaks. I'm not saying it was a perfect game by any stretch, but the idea that they have to add more and more and more has watered down the franchise.
Give this man a gold star. That Is exactly why I stopped playing the series. Loadouts, perks up the wahzoo and kill streaks made a match one big slot machine not a warzone.
No matter how much you polish a turd, it's still a piece of crap. lol I love that saying XD
How do you know you can't polish a turd? Have you ever tried?
Mythbusters says you can polish a turd. The problem is it is still a turd. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
That one got really shiny. I would have put it in a sealed acrylic box and displayed it.
Sledgehammher had 3 yrs to work on this it better be AMAZING or cod is out of the window Ghosts was the worst COD IN HISTORY
actually 5 years
The ironic part is COD hasn't been good since 2.
Oh this is from famousmortimer.... Yep this has some weigh seeing as he leaked the initial news of the development in the first place. Good to hear I wonder how gameplay will change though? But you Cod related stuff I will believe when I see it.
I'll believe it when I see it.
LOLOL YEAH RIGHT!! I have more faith in the magical fish with titties that lives at the bottom of the sea.
The power of faith! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongeknob Squarenuts. Dont ask.........
They were talking about Ghost same.I don't trust them.Every next Cod will be next yeah . . if they use same engine no way.
Exactly. Cod developers have become a joke.
Like when they said COD: Ghosts was going running on a brand new "Next-Gen Engine" ? hahah. I remember those times... Everyone including me was so hyped. Proclaiming that COD was back and stuff..haha.
With enhanced fish AI!!!!!!
Calling it now. They're adding fast mechs, jet packs, and wall running.
With dogs that have jet packs
Wall-running dogs with jet packs? HELL YEAH.
ad now you can trow dog buscuits to hack the enemy dogs.
Nope...attack kitties. You'll be able to call in a "cat crate" and a dozen cats will leap out and run around the map, jumping on the enemy and instantly killing them. However, they will occasionally stop, sit down and start licking their paws. (I'm only half joking...it would be so awesome if they did that. But no shooting the cats.)
lawgone - that's hilarious. Especially if when they attack enemies, all you see is a frenzied ball of fur and claws and you hear a screeching sound, like you see in cartoons! The downside of the cats would be the butterflies that fly around some levels. They would ignore the enemies and just chase them!
Hmm...sounds like it would work if it was multiplayer only.
Don't forget a snowman that can cause the player to feel.
I remember Activision talking like this last year.
http://www.nowgamer.com/new... "Activision believes that the next-gen graphics of Call Of Duty really show off what the consoles are capable of." We all know how CoD Ghosts turned out graphically lol...
My expectations are rock bottom, do your thing Sledgehammer.
I don't know about u but I think Sledgehammer games still have potential with COD and it will show its full potential this year having 3 years of development time plus they're talking about it already!!!expect major sales leap from ghosts they're talking about it as early as mw3 was teased in february 2011 while BO2,Ghosts waited a bit before E3