CEO says Call of Duty house has 'luxury of patience'
so why does cod come out every year?
cause we keep buying it.
Who is 'we'? Because the only CoD game i bought, was CoD4. Bad Company 2 anyone? @ NecrumSlavery. I know. Seriously some people should start thinking before buying! I knew Black-Ops would end up like MW2.
People in general. Those who bought it. EDIT: For those who are generous, can I get a couple bubbles. Stealth disagreers are bad, but losing two bubbles from stealth trolling is terrible.
wesley-dw, you asked who we was? How about the 5.6 million people who bought the game launch day? I know, I know, they are sheep and are not real gamers. Anyway, you said you knew Black Ops would end up like MW2. Well coming from someone who hates MW2, I can honestly tell you that so far that is not the case. Black Ops fixed almost all the issues I had with the multiplayer portion of MW2, and it's been very fun so far. I really get the COD4 feeling from it. I used to be just like so many of the people here on N4G who think it is cool to hate Halo and Call of Duty because they are popular or because Activision is evil. Admittedly, I am still not a fan of Activision's business practices but I will not stand here and tell you that Call of Duty and Halo games are terrible. I would be lying to myself, and I think most people who play these games would probably agree. The series' are not perfect (see MW2) but there is a reason why millions of people line up every time one of these games comes out: they have fun with them. "Some people should start thinking before buying!" I did. That's why I bought Black Ops.
If you actually played blackops, you'd know its NOTHING like MW2. What about it is the same? There is no noob-tube spamming, no light-speed knifers, have seen ZERO no-scopers. The BS perks have all be removed and the perk balancing in this game is PERFECT. The game definately feels like the true sequel to COD4 and I never thought I would say this but Treyarch has saved this series. Stop hating for the sake of hating and actually play the game and give it a shot. How can you sit there and say it's the same when you blantantly stated you never bought it. Anyone who makes up their mind before they have ALL the facts is a complete ignorant moron.
why all multiplat games have to be the same? How come multiplat games can't just be different on all console. what's the point on developing on the ps3 and your not utilizing the hardware? I say lets band multiplat games til they show all consoles justice. most of the time developers are developing on 2 consoles so what so difficult. Get a ps3team and a 360 team developing under one roof. let the online be the same, but spice up the single player. Give me 2 versions of the game, a dvd version and a blu-ray version.
@ Necrum: Here you go my friend, "well said"! @ Wesley: I'm thuroughly enjoying it so far; and the Dead Ops, Zombies, and multi is going to keep me entertained for a while. Your loss.
I guess sales will prove what direction things are going...But I really am surprised at how many are saying CoD is still the king... Going by internet hype and everything...I'm fairly sure Black Ops isn't close to MW2 in this regard...MW2 was nearly unmatched with anticipation...and Black Ops, just like World at War...to must of us...is the 'other' cod...its like 2 franchises in one from what I can tell... I'm not saying its a bad game or anything...haven't tried it yet...but from what I can see it definitely isn't going to top MW2...not that it ever had a chance... I guess my point is the obvious...Kotick is an idiot...and his company is only relevant as long as COD is crushing records...Black Ops most likely will not do that...Activision has absolutely nothing else to really offer that anyone cares about...yet he will milk CoD till dry and then some...while firing everyone else he can... Activision will most likely crash harder than any big publisher ever has...except Sega...just watch...his short term plans make sense for the next year or so, but the backlash of these decisions have to eventually show up...
yeah you forgot the fact of this, glitches, lag, frame rate drop, snipers are pointless now in the game. But for me mainly the first 3, how can a 2 year developing this game have so much lag and glitches including frame rate drop , party drop ect. come on reality is here sequel to CoD4? never that game was epic and flawless when they actually cared about the gamers. Ill give treyarch to throw an update in a month if that month aint no patch, sorry sell the game and never buy a game of cod in my life.
Look at How the Tony Hawks franchise has died and I see a correlation with the Call Of Duty franchise. Don't you lot?
Really, because COD figures continue to get stronger. This series is the "it" series for a few more years.
So did Tony Hawks
Well, they do take their time, they just hire multiple developers to work on the same franchise so that they have a good 2-year release schedule for a single game. Having said that, he did say 'can' and not 'do'.
´Kotick: 'We can take our time' with game development´ ahahahahahahaha good one Kotick
you could, but you wouldn't!
"Can" Just because they can take their time, doesn't mean he wants them too.
especially when a CoD game is released every friggin year and they all are rushed and buggy as hell.
yeah I saw COD peak with MW2 released...everyone was playing the hell out of it...but then the trends started to change as map packs were terrible and overpriced...and bug were still around, yet not getting fixed...etc... and now Black Ops is being haled as having the most bugs of any CoD game yet...and having multiple exploits that are nearly game breaking... my guess is by early next year its popularity is going to go down drastically...and I hate to say, but i hope so just to get Kotich to shut up...
LMAO. This is the joke of the day.
This is the joke of the generation! Fixed*
The joke glitched.
It's a costly joke since its from Kotick. Every bit of your laughter turns into coins that go in his pockets.
i'm pretty sure the joke isn't finished ..get ready for the rest of the joke by dlc tomorrow
Do you mean he's gonna say that Activision's online games are lag free?
my broken launch PC copy of BLOPS says "hi".
BFLOPS* you mean...
Activision the must impatient publisher ever...
Keep dreaming Mister Kotick....
Yea and that's why evry call of duty has glitches
theres always a yearly cycle with each COD but different developers so it is true plus i hear that MW3 is a 2012 game with sledgehammer for 2011.
Can Suck my Left un
Bulls*** then why can't i play one single match in black ops without it being laggy and empting half my clip into a guy without them turning around and killing me in one shot.
Perhaps it is your internet connection. I have put in around 15 hours so far and I have only experienced lag once. Edit: It is worth noting that I have my search options set to "Locale only".
Its not my internet i have good connection i pop in mw2 and i dont get sh** like on black ops.
What system you playing it for? I have the 360 version and put in 28 hours so far and never once quit because of lag? I am running the 360 version, which I do hear is the best version so far. I personally think this is the best COD and gives COD4 a run for its money.
Welcome to COD my friend.
I hate Bobby boy, but if you have a good formula like the Call of Duty series, 2 years would be long enough to make an engaging multiplayer experience. Black Ops shows that, and why not release it when its done?
yes... you definitely can take your time, just fire other developers if you run out of cash... rite?
and a 3 year (hopefully) schedule between games hopefully they can turn the Call of Duty series around from the 5hour campaign, laggy, glitchfests theyve become. Its hard to pump these games in 2 years but even harder to turn away from those profits (360 milli day 1!).. Hopefully they can make their games a lot better with the extra time.
Glitches of Duty 3D
some on here don't like anyone making fun of call of duty. they didn't even get me saying duty as dookie, they got butthurt and said it was 12 yr old language. guess they can't say the two words and seen what i was meaning
When I was 12 I would not have been caught dead saying a word like "dookie". That is definitely closer to 6 yr old language.
I don't particularly like black ops but "dookie" really isn't all that funny <.<
I think this moron is talking about me. As you see, you're not funny and the replies should show you that. You know what is cool, making fun of a game you never bought or played, but making fun of it because its multiplat and you can't accept that these games are pure and simple fun.
Dude are you seriously bringing that in from another thread? You sound pretty butthurt yourself, let it go.
How about Ball of Duty cause if you people buy the next broken game, we'll cut one of your balls off. Hence, ball, not balls.
Like "Balls of Fury" with Christopher Walken? Bad movie, great actor, COMPLETELY off topic. Glad I could contribute.
COD has become the Madden of shooters... every year a new game... every year so little changes.. bought last MW and wont buy a game in this series until the step it up... technically the only thing the game has going for it it runs smooth, graphically not in the same league as other shooters.. its just a popular FPS with the young gaming crowd
Aside from just adding a few modes here or there, how can CoD EVER bring the series, or FPS in general, a "step up"? They are locked into a Counter-Strike rehash because if one form of entertainment sells big, then "obviously" the same thing yearly will do just as well, regardless of quality.../s
And many a gamer laughed until he cried that day. Then they just cried.
why does it seem like this guy contradicts himself every time he talks to the press? im just worried that activisions practices will rub off on blizzard
Then why is my PS3 copy of Black Ops running like shit? Must have been all that "time" that Activision "patiently" waited to cash in on multiple broken versions of the same game... What I really don't understand is how can, out of the four "consoles" (it's not, but I'm lumping PC in here for the sake of argument) how can the PC have the worst problems of all? Shouldn't that be the other way around? And how does is 360, which is programmed like a PC, the ONLY nearly 100% working version of the same game? Let alone, it's hilarious that this statement comes out AFTER all the outrage from many of us who are running into constant problems ANYWHERE in the game (SP campaign, MP....everything, Zombies, lobby switching causing crashes, etc...)
You CAN, but you DON'T. One for all (one game) and all for one (all being ALL the bucks made for the one, Kotick).
So why is Black Ops glitchy?
ive been playing it for a while. i havent seem many glitches please outline some of the glitches
well tbh other games are as glitchy or far worse and dont get as much heat as black ops has (both fallout 3 and nv, MOH, etc.) still it is frustrating because black ops is the only call of duty ive really like since cod4
I suddenly want something really bad to happen to this man. He's just all together a bad person.
Why don't they take their time to make it run properly instead of making games like Dead ops that people will play for 10 minutes then never look at again.
November is like the day of Call of Duty... I should recommend United Nations for approving this annual event...
you got football season, baseball season, basketball season and then theres call of duty season.
"Kotick: 'We can take our time' with game development" And the end result is craptastic http://www.pdffun.com/image...
I'd love to wipe that sick smile off his face!!!
These guys are the masters of patience! That is why we get a game from nearly every series that they publish every year! Lets see for 2010.... Call of Duty: Check Tony Hawk: Check Guitar Hero: Check
But I think COD gets extra heat for a few reasons. It is known to be a blockbuster seller, despite which consoles we prefer, we all know it will sell millions on all platforms. Instead of having some pride, Kotick's crew let the same glitches pass over generation after generation of COD installments instead of fixing them. We would all have some sympathy if they actually held a Beta test group, Xboxers and PS3ers could offer solid feedback by identifying realtime glitches or issues. I'll put it this way, COD glitches can be so bad, that it is one of the few things that Xbox and PS3 fans agree upon, and can actually have a meaningful conversation without bashing one another. Now that is a seriously powerful collection of glitches. Hell, I say Activision should go all in and make the Glitch a super-perk. Some of the best humor is when you can laugh at yourself... well Kotick and company are a band of super-clowns. Hardee har har.
They can take their sorry ass time because they have 2 studios alternating release years for CoD and they pretty much use the same rehashed engine over and over.
"we can take our time" But you don't. I can't go one freaking Christmas without all my friends playing the same damned game for days.
COD MW2/[email protected]/BO says otherwise. With all the bugs being seen on the internet/youtube vids. I hope people enjoy paying 60$ for a beta.
Patience? Then bring us a decent PS3 build, ya flaming asshole.