Despite huge interest in the franchise, Activision doesn't expect this year's Call of Duty game to be as successful as Call of Duty: Black Ops, the publisher's Chief Financial Officer Thomas Tippl has revealed.
who would have thought Activision would wise up so fast.Dropped GH and TC and now this.
I think these guys are just trying to sound modest. Activision said the exact same thing about Black Ops, now look what happened.
The reason I believe Activision's COD is going to die is because: 1. 4 hour long campaigns. 2. Same multiplayer gameplay. 3. Buggiest releases ever 4. They have too much control over players (they can ban you, reset your rank, restrict you from certain things) 5. Lack of support on other platforms otehr than Xbox 360. 6. Better games which developers actually put time and effort to, are coming out soon. 7. Bobby Kotick
Eventually, people will get tired of the same sh!tty game year after year. CoD is the last big moneymaker for Activision.
I feel like Battlefield 3 may succeed where Medal of Honor failed. I can only hope this, at least.
Any gamer that has been paying attention should know that DICE is coming to take the crown this year with battlefield 3. That along with Gears 3, Uncharted 3, and Mass Effect 3 means that CoD will suffer some this year.
The only way I'll buy this game is if they continue the storyline from MW2 where it left off with Captain Price and Soap, I want to know what happens, but if its anything other then that, then I'll be spending all my time on Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3.
Isn't those the only reasons people are still buying cod? (except #7)
Who cares what Activision says???
I have lower expectations too :) Hopefully most of you guys do too and will not rush out and buy it.
They say they won't now. But after the first trailer of shouting, guns, explosions, and some random rap song. They will all be online pre-ordering. Just like with MW2 and BO. Moral: CoD fans are stupid and will never learn. Activision knows this. Don't believe me? Scroll down and look at all the people who will still buy CoD games. Knowing that they have sucked in the past.
Wow.. they say this yet they're still releasing it this year.. take a year out and make it BETTER, common sense
COD is dying out I mean it did sale a lot but the majority of ppl preffer IW when it comes to COD. Plus I believe that they will be switching their focus to bungies new game which I believe will be some things similar to COD
I disagree. I think with Tre/IW the past 2 COD games have been buggy as hell. So people prefer a new dev. and maybe some time off from the series to get it right.
They milking cod too much now that's why. Plus it's the same game every year nothing new. They should release a new Cod every 2-3 so players can get there Money worth. Stop charging $15 for dumb over price map packs that should either be cheaper or come with game from day 1. Also take extra time to make it less buggy and make the damn game equal for ps3 n xbox. Another thing is time for a new engine Now it's 2011. All I know that this year I'm skipping cod why killzone 3 and battlefield 3 which I think it's a better investment.
its because they didnt make much on this game many still not bought it. if they didnt do price hike changed the engine to a better one, paid for servers deadicated. and respected the gamers activision would be much better company. instead its all about the money. was better company when was UK based.
Did bobby kotick actually get a brain? i guess thats what he did with our money.
There's far too many awesome games coming out in 2011 for a real gamer to care about COD.
I second that...
i agree but there were far better games last year too ...
@Pandamobile I like to hear your version of a "real gamer"
Someone who plays more than just COD every year.
@meNoRasta... i'm sure a real gamer on this site is someone who only is a Sony fanboy, and only plays games on their PS3.
I hope not. I play SNES, genesis, NES, PC, PS3. most of my time I spend my gaming days on PC. Because love the moding community.
@Pandamobile lol you seem popular with all those agrees with a silly definition of a real gamer. A gamer in my eyes is someone who plays games despite what console you play on.
Someone who plays more than just COD every year on whatever platform (since someone is desperate enough as usual , to shift the debate on console wars) .
Midnight, do you really have to start bringing PS3 fanboys into a convo about what a real gamer is? But I only have to ask you one question: U MAD??
Yes, I got Black Ops last year because there wasn't really much else (felt like waiting for ACB) but this year... there is TOO MUCH to get! That's without consoles too (tempted to get a 3DS, definitely getting NGP).
yes!!! BF3 wins!! or call of duty will break another record becuz it says call of duty on the box!
"Now having said all of that, I think we have a blockbuster retail release lined up for the fall that we are extremely excited about, which will be hopefully again the biggest game of the year" Biggest game of the year...I'm sorry but with Uncharted 3 AND Elder Scrolls Skyrim, possibly AC3/ME3 theres not a chance that COD can be the biggest game of the year. If my friends buy the next COD instead of the top quiality games coming out that month, then I can official call them morons. I hope Uncharted 3 multiplayer takes COD down. I doubt it but it could happen