In the 2nd installment of Smart or Stupid, DualShockers writer, Kyle Durant, takes on the dilemma of Activision releasing a Call of Duty game every year. Both pros and cons will be listed in the article and is by no means bias in anyway.
Its extremely stupid. CoD is the only game Acti has that actually makes money(besides blizzard's games) and their constant milking is killing it. If they maybe took ~3 years to make each game, it would not only get more hype, but it would also improve the quality and give a better image to the dying franchise.
3 studios, 3 years, you'd still see one every year. :P Takes 2009-2011 for Sledge to make one, 2010-2012 for Trey to make another, and 2011-2013 for IW to make the other. (Not suggesting they DO spend 3 years btw, but if you WANTED them to it'd still be a yearly occurance)
I meant 3 years in between releases :) Probably should just leave it to one dev too and let other devs do other things so they have more than just one game.
I very much disagree that it's a dying franchise. Sure the games aren't as good as the older ones now (In my opinion, the only good ones where 1, 2, and 4) but it still sells crazy amounts of copies. If it where dying, we'd see significant sales decrease between MW2 and Black Ops. Instead, we saw an increase. The name "Call of Duty" is a household name now just like Mario, Halo, Madden and Grand Theft Auto. Personally, I don't see it dying in the near future. It doesn't matter if it's good or not, as long as lots of people buy them, they'll keep making them.
yup...activision is SMART for doing it, the fans are STUPID for buying it now for those of you that havent hit the disagree button and left after that first phrase, here is why i said it...the fans are literally showing that its ok for activision to sell the game year after year because they are buying it. Activision as a company were smart in seeing this trend (since cod4) and capitalized on it...so activision was smart and profited on the fans that bought the game year after year
I haven't even bought a single call of duty this generation either.... But to say it's stupid for them releasing COD every year when they've made a couple of BILLION dollars....well.....business is business.
Ya but what are they gonna do when people get bored of CoD? They have nothing else to offer. I mean, they have 3 devs working on the CoD franchise. Thats ridiculous.
Activision still made a couple of BILLION dollars on COD. There's only 2 games that consistently sell a BILLION dollars per year.....Activision has direct ties to both of them. They may be bastards, but they are rich bastards.
Completely stupid. I see the money making opportunities, but pumping out games just to pump out games is retarded. Fix the MANY things that are wrong with the series. I spend more time in the lobby than I do playing ANY Call of Duty game. It's annoying. I want my money back...
Well, they make ridiculous amounts of money, so it'd be stupid of Activision to not release one every year.
True, it is business but I feel that going down that road will only lead to trouble in the end.
It likely will eventually, and I'm sure Activision of all people know that. But selling 20 million copies of one game per year is WAY too much for them to pass up.
Stupid. Why would I buy a multiplayer game or the DLC if I knew that there would be another one only months after I finish all the achievements. FPS multiplayers are better with constant changes and DLC at decent prices...like Halo. Activision is going to over produce this game and ruin it just like Guitar Hero.
That's exactly what a DualShocker writer said! Read the very bottom of the article.
yet more people do buy it each time.
Smart for awhile they got uber rich of of idiot gamers & maybe again this year! If you own the company & milk it to make a billion dollars how can you be mad.. gamers were the stupid ones for buy there crap we are to blame not them!!
Stupid is as stupid does.
Depends on your definition of stupid! Is it good from a gaming point of view? Nope! Is is good from a money making point of view? Fuck yeah it is, they are making obscene amounts of money from the franchise! Now it can be argued that in milking it soo much that they are in effect killing the franchise.... But, the reality is that COD will not last forever... something else will come along when COD's 15 minutes are up and snatch the crown... then that franchise will be the new top dog and the one to play.... until that becomes progressively worse ect ect. So really, Activision are just making as much as they can out of it now while it's hot. And when it's done they will move on to something else. It's not good, but it's good business!
It's smart for them.
when you can sell a bucket load without any work then it is a smart move. don't ask such complex questions here, not many people can think unbiased thoughts. they are the michael bay of gaming, the masses will eat up their shit and come back for more. the CoD market is the same as the Transformers market. as long as it makes money
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