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Sledgehammer: Infinity Ward “the best FPS developer out there”

“We’re standing on the shoulders of greatness on Modern Warfare 2″ says Sledgehammer Games’ Michael Condrey on trying to build an even better Call of Duty, but working with Infinity Ward has enabled the two development teams to constantly push each other towards “excellence”. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Infinity Ward, Michael Condrey, PC, PS3, Sledgehammer Games, Xbox 360)

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Supman  +   1632d ago
Sledgehammer: Infinity Ward “the best FPS developer out there”
except for dice, of course.
bumnut  +   1632d ago
Stop it
evrfighter  +   1632d ago
3 years ago I would have put them up at top 3 as far as fps devs go. Valve #1 Bungie #2. 3 years ago DICE were whoring themselves to the console so they weren't even top 10.

The problem is the core of Infinity Ward stuck together but go under Respawn. So I see this comment as "Respawn Ent. the best fps dev out there"
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AntoineDcoolette  +   1632d ago
Id Software and Valve > Infinity Ward
Heartnet  +   1631d ago
Nice to know a good developer is behind the game :)

And lets be honest not many developers have had as much experience developing First Person Shooters as infinity ward have :) even if a bunch of em left.

There Certainly up there ^^ much better than Valve for Fps id say.... alot better lol Valve are good with stories and shiz but when it comes down to the core mechanics of a shooter there not up there
jriquelme_paraguay  +   1632d ago
and who are Sledgehammer to say this with autorithy?
Crazyglues  +   1632d ago
yeah exactly what I was thinking, remind me again what FPS game Sledgehammer made that was loved by millions.... ???

-Because I don't remember anyone saying Sledgehammer is an Awesome developer..So to claim your the best FPS developer is like a little crazy

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Heartnet  +   1631d ago
Arent new developers allowed to voice there opinion anymore ? :S

cyborg6971  +   1632d ago
If they are way cant we get a cod in high def?
Wow look at all the cod sheep disagreeing in here. Noobs.
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theonlylolking  +   1632d ago
It is because the xbox 360. You should see the article that M$ forces devs to do stuff and make the PS3 on par with the 360. So if it aint in HD then it is because of the 360.

Dice is not the best FPS dev out there. Their online FPS are almost exactly the same. MOH, battlefield, Battlefield bad company, etc... Those games all are about the exact same online.

BF3 is just BF2 with pretty graphics.
OdinFallen  +   1632d ago
@theonlylolking You sir, fail at life and everything in it. Oh yes, MS forces devs to do things /s. If you want to look at a company that actually has great influence in how a dev handles a project, go look at Walmart.

@cyborg I agree that the CoD fans will be CoD fans and have been sorely disappointed in the graphic quality of the games since 4.
Boody-Bandit  +   1632d ago
What about Valve, id, DICE, Bungie, Crytek or Epic (Unreal Tournament not Gears <(TPS)?
Infinity Ward, seriously?
Ah no.
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Heartnet  +   1631d ago
yeh.. they have a bunch of experience plus they have the most popular FPS out there currently so yeh... They must be doing sumin right.. even if you dont like call of duty..

I wudnt say Valve, Crytek or Epic.. No they do other things right but not FPS im fraid *sad face*
Ace_Man_6  +   1632d ago
DICE?! DICE?! Oh give me a break, how about VALVe or Irrational Games or id Software or even CRYTEK UK (a.k.a. Free Radical)? idiot
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egidem  +   1632d ago
Well, they are working alongside Infinity Ward, so why would anyone expect them to talk trash about them???

They are good at what they do (Call of Duty Modern Warfare series) but calling them the best because their game sells a lot is just silly.
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Heartnet  +   1631d ago
Its not cuz there game sells alot.. if they are working with them and think there a great developer taht the team has worked with or worked for then Why not say it?

but yeh they wudnt talk trash about Infinity Ward ^^ but then again they didnt have to say anything at all tbh
Buho  +   1632d ago
COD4 sh*ts on DICE and their BF games. Say what you want about IW, but they made one of the best FPS games ever.
JeffGUNZ  +   1632d ago
I agree, COD4 was one of the best games I have ever played.
Chocoboh  +   1631d ago
You're kidding right?... BF2 blows every CoD game out of the water. I have so many hours and dogtags then every CoD game I have played just from BF2

edit: I mean yeah, the mods, the dog fights, the infantry battles over flag captures were more intense then Call of Duties "run and gun spin and noscope"
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ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1631d ago
Just to clarrify Chocoboh, he's talking about Battlefield 2, not bad company 2, before anyone starts talking shit saying Bad Company sucked (it was a good game).

Either way, Call of Duty 4 was the only good modern game that Infinity Ward created. Last gen was good, the rest this gen sucked wang.
meetajhu  +   1631d ago
Id Software they gave birth to FPS and they revolutionised it. /topic
Wizziokid  +   1632d ago
"Infinity Ward “the best FPS developer out there"

oh god I hope you're joking... DICE say HI
KingDustero  +   1632d ago
Lol these devs are so high of themselves. They're average at best, but they think they're better than everyone else. The games they make are some of the lowest quality wise in the industry.

I'm NEVER going to support another CoD title in my life. All these sequels are just cheap rehashes. The devs are just way too full of themselves as well.

ND could very easily make an FPS that destroys CoD in quality.
Parasyte  +   1632d ago
The title is misleading the actual quote is "IW are ARGUABLY the best FPS developer".

Personally, I don't think they are. That honor would have to go to DICE, Guerilla Games, Insomniac, id, or Bungie.
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DoomeDx  +   1632d ago
Or Naughty Dog
PCE  +   1632d ago
@DoomeDx: ND made an FPS game? Please show me it, I want to play it sometime!


ND made no FPS game. Get your facts straight. They made 3 third person shooters, some platform games, some old fighting game, some adventure game, some RPGs, etc. But no FPS game.
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frostyhat123  +   1632d ago
purple105  +   1632d ago
@ DoomeDx

Enjoy the agree you got, I meant to disagree.
Sizzon  +   1632d ago
Ha Ha.
ElDorado  +   1632d ago
DICE, ID SOFTWARE, GG, INSOMNIAC are just a few of the developers that say HELLO
Ezio2048  +   1632d ago
i love all MW games but not sure with such a bold statement....
yeah but i am still excited for MW3 and BF3....:-)
ape007  +   1632d ago
Dart89  +   1632d ago
Correction old school IW not these new chumps plus there are far better developers out their than you.
Fishy Fingers  +   1632d ago
Well they've got some of the higest ranked and grossing FPS games of this generation under them. So it would be tough to argue really, unless of course you consider "best FPS developer" to actually mean "best visuals".

Edit: Ahhh the disagrees. Shocking.
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Hicken  +   1632d ago
It's probably more like "best quality along with being fun, having at least SOME innovation, oh, and some pretty slick graphics to boot."

Let em sell more than anybody else. I had WAY more fun with Killzone 2 and BFBC2 than I had with ANY IW game. And both of those games do virtually everything better than Call of Duty does. Well, except killstreaks.
chidori666  +   1632d ago
IMO the best FPS devs to date is Valve.any FPS game out there being hailed as the best always compared it to Half-Life,Valve definitely stands alone in the sea of devs.
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Styxoric  +   1632d ago
Yeah, no.
El-Fenemeno1213  +   1632d ago
In my opinion it has nothing to do with sales, does it ever? So what truly defines "the best FPS developer"?
Parasyte  +   1632d ago
For me, it's solid gameplay and an engrossing story. Visuals for me are a plus. I can overlooking "not-so-top-of-the-line-g raphics" if the game is good.
Saryk  +   1632d ago
There is no best of anything.
bumnut  +   1632d ago
There has to be a best of everything.

best tv
best car
best bike
best phone

or are you suggesting its a matter of opinion?
HINDERIZATION  +   1632d ago
everything can be opinionated, but some people just don't get it sometimes even when it's in front of their faces.
mamotte  +   1632d ago
That was sarcasm, right? just to be sure.
dinkeldinkse  +   1632d ago
Since when has having the most watered down product in your media made you the best?
Sticky__Rice  +   1632d ago
Infinity Ward aren't the best, but they sure as hell aint the worst.
ape007  +   1632d ago
IW is one of the best
Optical_Matrix  +   1632d ago
A lot more passion and quality go into Bungie's games, DICE's games, GG's games, iD Tech's games.....what a silly statement.
PCE  +   1632d ago
IW sure has some of the most popular FPS games this generation, but the "best" is entirely subjective.
InTheLab  +   1632d ago
Umm...Valve, Bungie, id, Dice, Dreamworks a.k.a Danger Close (original MoH)....then IW...the old IW, not the half assed MW2 IW.
fullymoated  +   1632d ago
It’s funny how Treyarch can skew everyone’s opinion on Infinity Ward. MW1 was a masterpiece, arguably the best FPS release in the past decade. MW2 was unbalanced but really fun and addictive. I think IW deserves the benefit of the doubt, but is not getting it thanks to pile-of-Crap Ops.
Quagmire  +   1632d ago

That title goes to Raven Software.
chaldo  +   1632d ago
COD - Same BS every year. They don't care about the people anymore because they know they can make money.
floetry101  +   1632d ago
People should read quotes carefully after seeing misleading titles. "ARGUABLY" plays a big role.
theflyindutchman  +   1632d ago
IW was one of the great studios out there.
But 50% is at Respawn now so......
topekomsi  +   1632d ago
I can't wait to see the monster they are making. Go respawn!
topekomsi  +   1632d ago
Best or not is subjective, I don't think the gaming community could crown a unified best. Too many great devs. I do think valve def pops in my mind as a front runner, so does bungie, and insomniac. And irrational. God I loved bioshock.
WillGuitarGuy  +   1632d ago
Ha...hahahaha...hahahahaha. xD
Klaykid123  +   1632d ago
Valve is the best FPS developer. HANDS DOWN.
shockdude  +   1632d ago
Raven_Nomad  +   1632d ago
IW is definitely one of the best. Not sure why people bitch about the engine they use on COD, then sit there and praise Valve who have used that terrible Havok Engine over and over again and their games have literally looked the same for over a decade.
topekomsi  +   1632d ago
I liked mw2 graphics, now black ops was a lil letdown, but so far mw3 is shaping up nice from what i've seen. It's modified id engine.
JeffGUNZ  +   1632d ago
MW games always look better then treyarchs crap.
InTheLab  +   1631d ago
People do like to bitch about old engines but Valve is easily forgiven and considered one of the best because of the support they give their games.

I remember playing the map "Overgrown" in CoD4 and that map stayed broken for at least 8 months. You remember the huge rocks under the main two story house? Yeah...broken for months.

That would never happen to a Valve game. There's almost always updates whether it's game fixes or free content. IW eventually got around to fixing it, but they gave up with MW2, especially since that's when they stopped doing betas. Remember the care package glitch, or the Javelin glitch? Broken for months.

That's the difference between a AAA dev and a used to be AAA dev. AAA devs don't punish their community by ignoring issues that arise. That's why people jump on IW/Treyarch/nameless CoD dev...
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Undeadwolfy  +   1631d ago
Perfect. +Bubs
artdafoo  +   1632d ago
All the guys with talent left for Respawn, Prime example ? Robert Bowling, Hes just their talking head. If he had any real talent he would of got the phone call, and you can bet your your asses he slept with the phone on for a month after the fallout.
hilyou  +   1632d ago
for me the best fps devs of all time are: bungie (off course, NOBODY CAN DISAGREE WITH THAT!), infinity ward, valve, dice, rare (back when they were good) and free radical (also back when they were good).

i think infinity ward isnt good anymore cuz most of the ppl left for respawn except for robert bowling.

ps: if u guys think im a xbox fanboy im not! i love my ps3 and xbox 360. but i favour the ps3 more often.
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NarooN  +   1632d ago
Nah, I'd rather give that title to someone like Valve, id, or Gearbox. IW was cool but they never did anything innovative, not even with the early CoD games.
hilyou  +   1631d ago
i really wouldnt give it to gearbox, iw did 2 something innovative (mildly) they basically started the over saturation of fpses. but they made online really fun again, plus addicting, and lvling up and stuff. also the modern setting (while not really new but something fresh from ww2 fpses). i still think cod4 is one of the best fpses out there and is right now the best cod available!
Ascalon94  +   1631d ago
Imma have to call Bullshit on that one.
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