Activision has lower expectations for this year's Call of Duty

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.

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trounbyfire2783d ago

who would have thought Activision would wise up so fast.Dropped GH and TC and now this.

MidnytRain2783d ago

I think these guys are just trying to sound modest. Activision said the exact same thing about Black Ops, now look what happened.

HSx92783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

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

Istanbull2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

Eventually, people will get tired of the same sh!tty game year after year.

CoD is the last big moneymaker for Activision.

Cheeseknight282783d ago

I feel like Battlefield 3 may succeed where Medal of Honor failed. I can only hope this, at least.

THE TRUTH2783d ago

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.

BattleAxe2783d ago

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.

nskrishna22782d ago

Isn't those the only reasons people are still buying cod? (except #7)

RyuCloudStrife2782d ago (Edited 2782d ago )

Who cares what Activision says???

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bumnut2783d ago

I have lower expectations too :)

Hopefully most of you guys do too and will not rush out and buy it.

TheGameFoxJTV2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

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.

xAlmostPro2783d ago

Wow.. they say this yet they're still releasing it this year..

take a year out and make it BETTER, common sense

Thatguy-3102783d ago

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

BX812783d ago

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.

KiLLUMiNATi_892783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

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.

hiredhelp2783d ago

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.

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Call_me_Ishmael2783d ago

Did bobby kotick actually get a brain?

i guess thats what he did with our money.

Pandamobile2783d ago

There's far too many awesome games coming out in 2011 for a real gamer to care about COD.

Baka-akaB2783d ago

i agree but there were far better games last year too ...

MeNoRasta2783d ago


I like to hear your version of a "real gamer"

Pandamobile2783d ago

Someone who plays more than just COD every year.

RedRedSuitSDF2783d ago


i'm sure a real gamer on this site is someone who only is a Sony fanboy, and only plays games on their PS3.

CrIpPeN2783d ago

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.

MeNoRasta2783d ago


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.

Baka-akaB2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

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) .

gman_2972783d ago

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:


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Raendom2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

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).

Xfanboy2783d ago

yes!!! BF3 wins!! or call of duty will break another record becuz it says call of duty on the box!