NowGamer: "A job listing on Infinity Ward's official site reveals that the Call of Duty developer is working on their next game for PS4 and Xbox One, which looks to be next-gen only."
I just hope that we start to see more next-gen only games from here on out. Here's hoping for E3.
Yep. People want next-gen only now. I'm also hoping for some announcements at E3 that aren't just HD remakes.
I'm not sure where I stand on HD remakes. In some ways it's good for those who didn't play them on PS3/360, but in others it's just not very original. I just want something new. Though saying that I am enjoying Trials and looking forward to Child Of Light.
@Timmy They're good for those who are interested in them. It'll only be a problem if it starts dominating the market.
I don't mind last-gen releases, but I do get annoyed at cross-gen: it just dilutes both releases, really. Not taking full advantage of newer hardware, cutting corners on older hardware.
Couldn't agree more - though I would rather they focused on next-gen now. There's what, 11/12 million next-gen consoles out there now? That's 11/12 million people desperate for something new to play.
Probably PC, PS4 and XB1 like Assassin's Creed Unity.
Good. The Call Of Duty series needs to step up after Ghosts.
They need to step up after Call of Duty 4*
No offense. I like Ghosts (next-gen version). Absolutely not bad military FPS.
Each COD game isn't necessarily bad. It's just a case where you wonder why someone would want Ghosts over one of the previous games.
@Tekolie The CoD fanbase just enjoy their annual release it seems, not unlike any football picks up the latest Madden despite being nearly identical to the previous game.
Of course it's next gen only. Sledgehammers' this year, Treyarch next year which means Infinity Ward is making a COD for 2016.
If it's not then PS4/X1/PC need to be lead platforms! I have zero interest in up-scaled, slightly better than last gen engines. With the exception of remasters/remakes etc.... It's the no.1 reason I didn't pick up Ghosts last year. put simply, there is no excuse for new gen projects to look last gen with better textures IMO
But are remakes/remasters really an exception? Does that mean COD: Ghosts would have been OK if they delayed the next gen launch by a year and called it a "remaster"? Remasters are just as dubious imo, but they sort of get away with it purely because the games are of a higher quality in the first place. I'd still rather see the whole focus be on genuinely new games for the next gen consoles.
I completely agree with you. Thing is often the remasters are either done by smaller teams or even outsourced. A small branch of Naughty Dog is working on TLOU Remastered while the bulk of the team is doing Uncharted 4. This I don't mind as long as it doesn't get in the way.
I think yes, 100% only next-gen.
I seriously doubt Activision would want to abandon the 160 million plus consoles of the X360/PS3 in favor of a fraction of that on newer hardware as they are all about making money but I wouldn't mind having the main teams working on the newer gen versions and contracting out the X360/PS3 ports to external developers like the Titanfall deal.
it may be a fraction, but in a couple years, when IWs next COD will be out, it will be a much higher fraction. and by then, they will have to bring something special to the table, not the same old stuff. so they pretty much need to be thinking about how to maximize the new consoles, not hold them back, otherwise they will lose a billion dollar a year franchise. if anything, by that time, the ps3 and 360 will be treated by the devs like the wii has been for the past few years. an afterthought.
I agree with you. Activision will support the Xbox 360 & PS3 because that's the bulk of their money.
I agree that they will not abandon the PS3/360 crowd. I'm just hoping it'll be similar to the Assassins Creed situation where they are making specific games for specific platforms and not porting. Towards the end of the PS2 cycle, there were COD games specific to that generation vs the PS3 and 360. They need to really focus and take advantage of the tech and not attempt to "make everyone happy" by porting.
I think the newer consoles should be the focus of development, but I'm also fairly convinced that they won't abandon the older consoles since millions of people still own them.
Yes. 2016. I'm pretty sure it will be PS4/XBO/PC only.
I doubt it.. They wouldn't want to miss out those 150m+ ps3 and 360s lol
hoping those fossils retire soon, we seen the ps3 and 360 for so long that i dislike both of those systems.
I could picture some sort of remake heading to next gen only. Maybe a multiplayer only best of...
I agree i think games need to be made for next gen for people to want to buy a new console.
Who cares IW games are complete trash.
I'd hope so 3 years from now they should have a new engine and the install base for PS4/Xbox one should be big enough to make it worth it for Activision.
Well...if they are on a 3 year cycle now, this kinda makes sense.
Good memory. I forgot about the new three year cycles. The extra development time will probably make it easier for development across the new and possibly the old consoles as well.
Sounds right. Will probably be 2 years before their COD is announced. Install base of PS4 and Xbone will be quite bigger.
Agreed- now that the consoles are out...it's time to close the chapter on cross-gen games for last-gen and focus on only new-gen games or just last-gen only titles (similar to what Sony did with PS2). However, I definitely want to see last-gen supported for as long as possible. I do hope that they aren't planning on shutting down a massive amount of servers in the next few years as I did keep my old console for a reason...
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