GameZone takes a look at the splintering, closing, and restructuring of game developers, and why it isn't always a bad thing for gamers.
I suspect Activision will just merge them and Treyarch - which would be awesome if I do say so myself. Both are talented and together 'should' bring some cool games.
Man I think It's IW all over again with treyarch
I think merging is good when two company's combine makes it even better. I'm looking forward to some great games...
Well let's hope the gamer's are the winner's. I mean the teams may be talented but I wonder if they will receive support needed to make the high quality game titles they want to make, considering how big the companies they decided branched off from were(are).
Infinity Ward will close, no doubt. Even if they release another call of duty game, I dont think Im gonna buy it. MW2 is soooo bad, they havent fixed half the issues. Treyarch are good, and if any infinty ward fanboy tells me they arent, all I have to say is look at painkiller, danger close, commando. Machine pistols with the same damage as assault rifles.....
But dont IW and Treyarch hate each other ?? I think Treyarch makes the most 'solid' multiplayer out of the two and IW could learn something from them in this area.
I do believe Raven Software, after Singularity bombs, will be the next to close down or be merged at Activision.
It just remains to be seen how or if this will benefit gamers, but whether it does or doesn't I still think Activision sucks hard for how they treated IW. Screw Activision.
I'm not really concerned about which developer makes a game for a franchise: as long as the game is great everyone wins.
The Treyarch titles always felt like lesser copycats to me. Here's hoping Black Ops can break that habit.
They should have ended the COD franchise after CoD2, imo. This story just keeps getting sadder though, for IW.
NOt intersted in this one
Companies screw up billion-dollar franchises in many industries all the time, including movies, TV, and computer hardware and software. It can certainly happen in videogames. GZ
What they need to do is to stop making a game a year. We can wait 3 years for a new game, there is no need for a game every year that will result in a loss of quality.
I agree they need to calm down on making games every year so maybe the quality will finally go up on them.
MW2 has proven to me they need a new direction or restart. I admit it can be a fun game but there are/were so many problems. Gamers like me should never be so frustrated with a top tier game.
I'd like to believe that IW's problems will make it a better, stronger studio that produces a wealth of new IPs that reach beyond narratively-bereft first-person shooters. Somehow, given the studio's history and Activision's reputation as the new EA, I don't see that happening. More likely IW will get to feel what it's like to be Treyarch.
Well, respawn might bring us great new games. IW though, I'm not that hopeful.
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