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According to Treyarch, Black Ops II Doesn't Need a New Engine - I Stand to Disagree

The Call of Duty series receives a lot of flack year after year, and I'm as guilty as anyone else (but I believe I'm in the right, because I think Call of Duty has been a big heaping pile of manure since Modern Warfare 2). No matter if Treyarch or Infinity Ward is behind the latest installment, we hear countless criticisms against every new title every Fall, but I have to believe that many of these criticisms are warranted.

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Hellsvacancy1921d ago

They could use an older build of there game engine and people will still buy it, why spend more money if you know theres gullible people out there?

ape0071921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

i absolutely understand and respect your point

but....where is the gaming passion, the work passion, the pride as a developer, life is much more than $$$

R* could've used the same ps2 engine to gta IV and V and still sell millions, but there is something that called respect, mutual respect

rezzah1921d ago

Is it that they do not wish to improve their engine or is it that their publisher controls their overall actions?

This can be seen as the devs not thinking the game needs to be improved graphically or that Activision wants to make for for less; until sales lower then they do what they can to increase sales again (engine upgrade).

Amazingmrbrock1921d ago

Well look at how their system is being run. They usually have two years to develop a game. Unless they did take a multi year hiatus to reboot there is no time to do more than upgrade a bit along the way.

Even worse since treyarch was stated as helping out with modern warfare 3 they may arguably have had less time to work full force on black ops 2. They likely only used part of the team on mw3 but it is what it is. In order for activision to buff infinity ward up to normal running levels after most of the team left they had to cannabilze their other devs. If mw3 had failed it would have killed their series with bad pr.

Trenta271921d ago

With what they have shown of Rockstar's engine for Max Payne 3, GTA V will be incredible.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31921d ago

People seem to like it...a lot of people. What I don't understand is why people hate it. I don't play the game so I don't know.

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-GametimeUK-1921d ago

I will still buy it with or without a new engine. As long as it looks good (which CoD looks decent enough) and is fun (this is where CoD shines for me) then it warrants a purchase. Heck, it is running at 60 frames per second. I would rather them spend time fine tuning and balancing than a whole new engine. I love CoD the way it is.

synchroscheme1921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

You are the brick wall that prevents real innovation from succeeding.

Settling for "decent enough" is what keeps these games' developers from moving forward gameplay-wise, let alone upgrading their engine. These devs have been "fine-tuning and balancing" since 2007, and I've known people who have hated the game for years now but keep buying it because they are unwilling to try anything new or different.

TekoIie1920d ago

Give me a reason as to why they need a new engine other than graphics. Go on, tell me how getting a new engine for black ops 2 will make the game more enjoyable.

Burning_Finger1921d ago

I think Treyarch needs a new publisher as well. lol

rezzah1921d ago

I agree.

Their stories are a breath of fresh air in the COD series as they are not IW.

I believe they are capable of so much more.

Activision is using COD to hold them back.

mamotte1921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

They could use a brand new engine programmed by aliens with notepad, using all the power from a super computer, and the game will still be the same. What's the point, then?

Lulz_Boat1921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

envoirments realism?

seanpitt231921d ago

Yes they don't need one because people will still buy it regardless what's the point in investing more time,money and effort when they don't need to.