Eurogamer;Sacked Call of Duty creators Jason West and Vince Zampella would have signed with publisher THQ but for one dealbreaker.
Glad they signed with EA so hopefully their next game will get a lot of attention, they are among the most talented developers in the industry
I'm sure they will they created cod so my guess is they know how to destroy it.
@mariowarfare.. I agree with you, I think they wanted full control over their own IP so the publishing company cannot say what they want the game to turn out like. Hopefully the COD creators destroy COD...
One could say they left New Satan for Old Satan.
EA has changes dramatically over the years. No longer are they the big obnoxious giants similar to that of Activision. Now they publish/make great games/ips such as Dead Space, Mirrors Edge, Mass Effect, and a whole heap more.
Funny how people say how talented these guys are and then turn around and say Modern Warfare 2 sucks.
I'm pretty sure it would have been better if they released it this year instead of 09.
We've seen their potential with older games. You really think MW2 went in the direction they wanted it to go? In the end it doesn't matter what people here (hardcore) think. The CoD series is a huge money maker.
didnt activision have lots of say in the game... They influenced its outcome..
MW2 did'nt get any support after it's release. Probably due to the stuff going on between Activision and IW. MW2 can still be better than B.O. it's just that IW is'nt IW anymore.
Modern warfare 2 isn't the only game they made for your information, They made call of dut 1 and 2 and call of duty 4 which was amazing, modern warfare 2 wasn't bad either but just overhyped
They signed with EA rather than THQ because they knew it would burn Activision's ass more.
You mean like this?Go to 59 sec.
Personnaly, I don't like CoD games (I don't like any "modern war" shooter actually) but these guys definitely know what it is to create and work on a VERY successflu IP (which does not mean they will necessarily be able to do it once again). With their experience with Activision, the ownership of the games and brands they create was obviously their top priority for any deal they would sign. No wonder they decided to go with EA as THQ did not want to give them that... I think THQ has really become an interesting player in the "core" industry lately (Darksiders, Dawn of War, Red faction, Double Fine's deal...) but it was foolish to believe thant West and Zampella would create a game for them and let them keep the IP
Rofl fail with the article picture, too lazy to put a background so you left the transparent photoshop background. HA!
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