Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield is commenting on the absence of Advanced Warfare from the stage of the 2015 DICE Awards.
With all due respect, It didn't deserve it.
it makes me wonder if they really do live in their own little bubble. a bubble that doesn't let them see the same recycled mediocrity they spew out every year, with one or two minor tweaks/additions that makes them think they "reinvented the franchise." and then the mindless drones who HAVE to have the latest CoD every year on day one eat it up until they get tired of it and say it sucks, but then repeat the same process the next year when the newest version comes out. the bubble must be strong indeed if they don't see this and are hurt because their trash didn't get awarded. i know Sledgehammer hasn't been making all the CoD games, but that doesn't change the point that they're all the same reskinned nonsense since CoD4.
Bullshit. This new call of duty is the best yet and there is more new then old. Stop hating to hate when you obviously haven't tried the new one.
So you haven't played it. Good to know,
This generation can't help it. Nintendo groomed them with pokemon. "Gotta catch them all", have to get the red/blue, diamond/pearl version, etc. They've been trained to want the latest thing, and buy 2 or more versions of it since they can remember. To everyone who doesn't fall in to that group, hey they're fans who like the game. Can't hate them for that.
Aside from recycled mechanics and lackluster ingenuity, they also do a horrible job at supporting the game anyway that doesn't put money in their pockets after the game release.. That is of course with last gen, but for me COD is tainted, its the pinnacle of what not to be/do for developers.. So in short, they don't deserve any awards and most of the hate they receive is justified in my opinion. I haven't played advanced warfare but from looking at gameplay videos, its more of the same.
Pretty sure most devs live in a bubble.
I played them all, sold them all.. that tells many things.. they were different, but really very similar, almost no engine upgrades only skins/materials and now with sad jumps... 6 vs 6 players in 2015... and maps are smaller than one Battlefield's conquest zone capture point... like really small... guns from pathetic future and so many campers, game play is frustrating and sad! It has its good sides, shooting and moving is very precise and intuitive.. thats about it! :)
@mattdillahunty I completely agree with you. Multiplayer FPS are all cut from the same mold. A bunch of maps, a bunch of guns, 8 vs 8, 6 vs 6, 12 vs 12, chase down your opponents, camp in a corner, get the best kill/death ratio, before time runs out. It gets old after a while. Changing certain gameplay mechanics isn't going to change that fact either.
@IGiveHugs2NakedWomen Well that's strictly if you're playing TDM or DM. KDR has no bearing if you're playing a objective based game. Maybe you need to develop games considering you must have tons of ideas and know, in programming.
cod aw is my best cod too, not saying it changed the wheel but it didnt have too, the servers are rock solid on ps4 must of played 200 multiplayer games and i was signed out of 1 of them, the graphics are very good its a real fun game, i would like to see some real innovation yer and see it go in a different direction but to say this was terrible is just trolling or you dont know what your on about.
What ppl fail to understand is that COD is not about just reinventing the franchise it's more than that, they tell stories and for many young gamers that doesn't matter at all they just want to see improvements that can be measured by number (graphics, fps, etc.) The other shooters are good but in terms of story they fail big time, im a bit tired of COD but lets be real Battlefield and the other need better plots and thats a big thing... many ppl think uncharted it's a big hit because of graphics and sh*t but its not its because they are telling a good story in a good way... but thats just me thinking and sharing...
@Utalkin2me That's not really true . Ever since that KDR fade grew , you see too many people actually ignoring fullfilling a mission objective , at least with alll focus and intent , for the sake of preserving K/D
Lol is he really that upset? Its a multimillion dollar franchise whats snub from award shows when people are buying your stuff every year?
yeah for real its one of the largest franchises of any media form in the world. and hes upset the game didn't win awards? He probably said that while snorting coke off a hookers ass. I mean the game is better than the last 2 games they shit out but its not award winning by any means.
how didnt it deserve it again?
Normally if you're nominated for an award it means you've done something great in your field. It's been a long time since CoD was considered to be great by people other than it's most devoted fans.
Probably because there's nothing remotely exceptional about the game in the first place.
this is strange to me. if a game is one of the HIGHEST SELLING GAMES EVERY YEAR its doing something right. you dont like it, fine. but that doesnt mean theyre not doing an awfully good job of keeping the series relevant, fresh enough, yet familiar enough to the fans. there is something innovative about that alone. i think you guys are letting your personal opinion get in the way of fact. im not even a super mega COD fan and i think its silly to hate something that has brought so many more gamers to the table.
I think it's cool to hate. I can't name a FPS I enjoyed more this year. Farcry 4 was close, but the gunplay kind've sucked in it.
Oddly enough this has been the first call of duty game to actually be innovative in years. Hopefully Battlefield 4 wasn't nominated for anything; as it would not have deserved it.
Thanks ReallyNow, i've not long woke up and i'm already losing brain cells Just because someone or many people buy/like something DOESN'T mean it's good Transformers, Resident Evil, Hunger Games, Taken do amazing at the box office, yet all the films are complete utter crap It's like everything is aimed at 16 year old now who think they know better
@reallyNow Any field of entertainement got a few products or artists that are popular , regardless of their quality (or especially lack of) . Marketing and manufacturing popular fads distilled down to a cynical formula has always worked for singers , bands , movies , why would it be different for games ? I'll just agree that some people are indeed to obsessed with complaining about it , by now . But i guess it's similar to seeing people upset that each transformer movie is a blockbuster hit , despite what it essentially is and offer
Maybe if you make better games than every game since 2007 maybe you will be in DICE Awards
In his defense, CODAW was the third best COD behind Blops and COD4 IMO.
World at War and Big Red One exist.
...and aren't very good.
With all due respect, I can't think of a single FPS that was a game changer in the past 5 years.
Why all the hate to souldestroyer, It's a new IP that has brought together many good things from different styles of games primarily ones found in pc games. Amazingly tight controls, fluid fps mechanics, loot grinding, level progression, raids, and a lot of things that you would typically see in most MMO's like diablo but in a format that is best known and familiar to console gamers which is first person shooters. The story was shit everyone will agree but the game itself is extreamly fun and very innovative.
Ummm that is pretty easy... Destiny... You watch 1-2 years from now they will implement the loot and shoot mechanic to CoD because eventually the CoD fanatics will want to play like Destiny but they all "hate" Destiny even though play wise its the same game with looting and leveling.
@ham, "loot and shoot", as you put it, is nothing new in slightest. It's been around for years and will continue to do so. Stop fanboying.
Destiny? That game is basically Borderlands but done poorly.
Every game franchise runs its course. We had some good times Call of Duty, now drive off into the sunset.
It really didn't. I mean, it was JUST another Call of Duty game, for Christ's sake. Ooooh, they got Kevin Spacey and hopped on the gliding around bandwagon, popularized by Titanfall and Destiny. Big whoop.
AW was the first COD in ages that felt like it innovated. It's a great name, and if it didn't have "COD" in the title, it would have been more appreciated.
IMO all the hate that COD gets is completely justified. I can't believe Sledgehammer would expect to get rewarded for such a thing to be honest. It hurts them? Somehow I doubt that. They don't seem to be trying very hard. They just want all the attention, and COD doesn't deserve it. They don't need to keep reinventing the franchise. It's all the other things the franchise has done that has tarnished it. Bad servers, lag, small maps, the community, cheaters, the ripoff DLC... @mattdilla Your words are gold, I couldn't agree more
Because it sucks..... I returned it a week after I got it.
I disagree. I rented it out bc I started getting into FPS games. Im usually a metal gear solid - Final Fantasy guy. I first bought Battlefield 3 for like 4$ recently and played the SP. Then Advanced Warfare came out and I rented it out. I actually rented it out twice. I liked it so much that I bought it. I can never see myself playing without the exo-suits. I tried classic mode and I quit within the first match.
I agree with SeanScythe ... I only purchased COD AW because I was curious about Kevin Spacey (big fan+House of Cards S3 Soon!). But once I completed the same old by the numbers plot, tried the tired MP ...I too traded it in. @WP-Rasp ...you stated it yourself, you're just getting into FPS games, so you're far from fatigued. Go play all the COD's, then comment again. COD just isn't advancing (no pun intended) the series or genre, totally deserved to get snubbed!
I too returned it after the first week. Though the single player of AW was awesome, the Multiplayer was the same old "quick scope" shit.
Jet packs = Jumping, that's not innovation
if you think thats all thats different in AW, you didnt play it for any meaningful amount of time.
Your right they added daft exo abilities and the most pathetic display of dynamic maps possible.
@reallyNow advanced warfare is just another mediocre cod
because sports games are innovative every year too right
sports games dont claim to be innovative
apologizes if you don't like sports /s
Who says they deserve awards?
are we talking about titanfall or CoD?
TF did it first
I don't know, It's not the greatest game but they lost to Destiny so...
Never had a desire to play it. COD has become a very unbalanced nightmare over the years. Last time i thoroughly enjoyed myself was playing World at war.
I agree. Last cod game I've bought. The others I played but I wasn't a fan. I hope they return to WW2
I am glad I chose Destiny over CoD-AW last year. plus Destiny has been built to be a 5 year game with just expansions for 20$ or less vs a full 60$ every year deal like CoD. since MW2 I have given up on CoD pretty much. WaW was by far my favorite CoD and if the rumors are true that this year we are getting World at War 2 with a new engine utilizing the power of PS4/X1 from the ground up. that will be joining my ever growing PS4 games collecting this fall!!! as long as it has gibbing corpses though.
The rumor running around is that World at War 2 will be this years CoD and if that is the case and remade from the ground up for the power of PS4/X1 it will actually be worth it I think. AND it better have gibbing like WaW 1...
lol haters as always. CoD was changed more this year than in the past 4. They should have at least been thrown in the mix, Titanfall was and look how that flopped. I'm against the same CoD year after year, as much as anyone. But they did a decent job changing it up this year. You can't change up a formula that works pretty well for casuals/hardcore. Look at Uncharted 3's multi player? What a change from Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 2 multi player was so damn good. Big changes just alienate your huge fanbase. That's why AC and CoD just bank every year. Hate all you want, they will drive you home after they swing by the bank real quick.
Why are people who bought the game and disliked it being classified as "haters". The game didn't do anything truly significant and it stuffed the zombie mode behind the season pass if I remember correctly (correct me if I'm wrong). All the new jetpacks did was make the game even more chaotic than it already was, and now playing with random people allows for far less strategy than ever. The worst part of it all is the fact that they made it so damn fast paced and frantic yet still decided not to use dedicated servers.......like really?? Its more like a battle of the connections now. Plus the predictable celebrity glamoured story wasn't much to speak of either. But by all means they can swing by the bank as many times as they want....just seems like with each passing year, they are making less and less turns round the block, hmmmmm I wonder why??
You know very well that the majority of people bitching about CoD are people that don't buy it and just hate on it because that's the cool thing to do. It wouldn't matter how good the game is, if it has CoD in the title it will be slaughtered by people in the internet. At the end of the day it was the best competitive FPS game that was released last year. As for the battle of the connection. I have a normal average speed and constantly first or second in the scoreboard so the connection doesn't seem to be the problem.
OrangePowerz lmfaooo I got codaw and to be honest with you lost intrest very quickly. It's the same crap as all the others. They ripped off Titanfalls idea and did a horrible diservice to their fan by making zombies go into the season pass. The game's story sucked and was only saved because of spacey. But aside form that it's been crap. So many balancing issues and honestly people are just getting tired of the same recyled crap year in and year out.
@Sim I say If you bought the game feel free to either hate or praise. Your opinion is automatically valid if he or she rightfully spent money on it and played enough of it. "Titanfall was and look how that flopped" Not sure where you got that from that game was anything but a flop. The longevity was short because of lack of modes amongst other things like the rinse and repeat mechanics. gameplay wise TF new what it was it new its identity. Anyway. The changes are a welcome and I myself was semi excited for it. I agree with you they changed some aspects of the game...or did they? You see I felt like Jet packs, jumping, lasers etc was more of a distraction than something being legitimately new or groundbreaking. A distraction that COD deep down behind all the jetpacking has really and I mean deeply doesn't have much going for it after all these COD's. It doesn't help that these new gameplay mechanics automatically make you wanna jump in there and lone wolf. Because the game is more fast paced and more fast paced leads to more a twitchy experience. So everyone wants to talk about the res on X1 and PS4 blah, blah. Lol does that really matter if the game runs on P2P on both current and last gen. You can play it on PS360 and get the exact same experience loool. besides res there's no difference in last and current gen versions. The story was fun despite it being super generic and predictable Kevin makes a great bad guy fun but predictable experience. Anyway some say its better than Ghost. Lol well any COD game is better than Ghost. When Ghost released gamers weren't given many options so they bought it to fill there library. I'll be passing on COD because there's tons more games releasing this year that sound and look way more interesting at this point. I personally crave new experiences in games so that's my personal reason on top of COD truly not innovating. Millions will buy it if you like it that's great to know. This year for me I'm passing on Black Ops 3.
TL;DR jeez dude..
You created a highly profitable FPS game in 2015 yet were too cheap to even use dedicated servers, something that has been around for like 20 years.. jog on chap.
What`s with the obsession over dedicated servers? BF4 has dedicated servers and was way more laggy and buggy than any CoD ever in the first 6-9 months.
Go youtube some videos of the lag compensation for the game and see for yourself. Dedicated servers obviously aren't the be all end all of the experience but should be mandatory with the current generation of consoles for every FPS game where MP is an integral part of the experience.
I have seen them before yet with an averga internet connection I never have issues to be on top unless I play against people that are actually better.
Well BF4, had 64 player maps and netcoded bodies of water so that it looked the same on everyone's screen, with destructible environments. Not saying it justified the amount of lag it had at launch and weeks after, but it does kind of sorta deserve a little bit of slack whenever its talked down upon.
Well it deserved best online MP more than Destiny.
And to make matters worse, Destiny apparently had "more" action than both COD:Aw and Bayonetta 2...
Disagree-rs must have not read that article stating so...