If there’s any series of video games that prove you can have too much of a good thing, it’s Call Of Duty.
Annual releases for most series needs to stop.
EA is also releasing the same sports game with minor tweaks every year. The odds of this practice stopping is extremely low. Until people stopping buying the product it will continue. If other's chose to buy these products annually, I guess that's there business. It's just not for me.
Not only that, they make fools buy the same Ultimate Team packs for pretty much the same players every year.
EA has been doing this for the last 30 years .
It’s simple If you want it to stop then STOP BUYING IT EVERY YEAR. When the money drop they’ll slowdown the release or move to something better
The people who are in their late thirties who started CoD at CoD 2 - those are the ones who are over it. Mostly anyway. It's the younger generations who are keeping the coals hot. They saw their parents playing it when they were young and now they're into it. Also, if a few of their classmates are into it - just a few - that's all it takes for interest to grow. Then we have one of the biggest factors that keeps this thing going, and that's the "influencers" and hype people who get perks from Activision and the developers to attend game "premiers" all expenses paid. Every generation of CoD player needs to be fed up at the same time and abstain from CoD and its promoters for even a slim chance of change. I don't think we're there yet.
I stopped after advanced warfare
@synthetic u just described my relation with CoD. I bought CoD 1 on release when I was 13-15 and enjoyed it for a good while, when they released Modern Warfare 1 it seemed like CoD was unstoppable. World at war was great as well imo, but when MW2 released I felt so disconnected from the game. Too much killstreaks to customize, nukes/drones/bombships were constantly over the map. Ever since then it went downhill for CoD rapidly, the games became too crazy for me at least. Every now and then there was an entry that was allright, but none that could get me as hooked as CoD1 or MW1 did. Funny thing was that Titanfall 1 got me hooked again, Vince Zampbella (not sure if i write that correctly) knows how to get me hooked at least! I do think the younger generation and casual gamers is the cause of series like this, doesnt mean they are to blame for it. I remember being young and wanting the newest game in each series as well regardless of what reviews said. There is probably a lot of casual gamers that don't really care about the state of the industry and just want to have fun with the newest entry in a series. Those people will buy the new releases regardless of how good or bad a game is, because they will have fun with it regardless. Sad to see a lot of series ruined by these yearly releases, but I don't think there is any stopping to it for the forseeable future.
Or just buy it alternate years. Skip a year and buy the next. But then there's wwe2k20.:-(. I bought 2k18, skipped 19 and waited for 2k20..lol. Thank God for critic/user reviews.
Why? People keep buying them, so why shouldn't they meet the demand? I don't even like CoD, but lots of people do.
That's true. Can't blame them for making money off of the demand. I'll admit I am a sucker for their campaigns.
Want them to stop making it, then stop buying it and eventually, they'll get the point.
Releasing every year and becoming the best selling game that year every year and the one before that, almost always end up as the 2nd best selling game of that year too. So there is clearly a huge demand for CoD and if I'm Activision, I would also never wanting the gravy train to stop because who doesn't like money??
I can't speak for everyone, but I think that's the thing I dislike about CoD the most. The annual release is purely money driven. They may not even have anything from a gameplay standpoint they want to add that substantially improves what they've already done or they don't have some fascinating story they want to tell. Just squeeze out another one and hold out your hand. It's even worse that they've got piles of money and could take a chance on a new IP if they wanted to.
Especially when they use those filthy bucks to publish Sekiro. Everyone benefits. Except the poor bastards who confused CoD for an actual game.
I guess Sekiro was the exception. I do distinctly remember everyone waiting with bated breath wondering how they were going to screw it up, but it all worked out.
So long as soo many people keep buying them annually, they will continue releasing them annually.
they make enough money drop the pc drm why when my internet went down i wasn't allowed to play campaign i paid for it dang it
how the disagrees. internet down. can't play. ignant
lol.....words you will never hear a Activision stockholder say.
Unless Treyarch knocks it out of the park this year I think people will keep playing MW for a while. Hopefully it gets a next gen patch.
And stop the flow of cash from selling the same game at full price every year? Blasphemous! You should be black listed by Activision for saying such a thing.
It’s the madden/2k of shooters. They’re going to release every year. Don’t like it. Don’t buy it.
You are about ten years to late for this article and the majority of players will buy it year and year and spend hundreds on microtransactions. Activision won't stop until the cash flow stops.
As long as people continue to buy, it will be highest seller of the next decade. No gaming business is going to stop bringing content unless the demand goes away. Also think of all the developers who work on these games and job security they have with no interruption. I enjoy COD it's the one game that truly brings all my friends together. The one con I have is that there is always a massive install for a patch and lately the season. These games are massive.
COD sold over 4 million in its launch month. Why should a game franchise people love all of a sudden become stopped because of a twits personal opinion?
As long as these chungaloids buy it they will release it
I like MW,.. haven't even finished campaign ,.. From what I've played it is standard Langley US propaganda,.. but it is ok,.. MP is really fun though,.. so no regrets.
theres a huge demand for CoD, so why stop? i personally hate it, but they make serious money with it. as long as people buy it, it wont stop.
As long as it still sales they will release. There's a reason Ubisoft can't release an AC yearly consistent anymore.
Yea I stopped purchasing call of duty years ago because of this. I felt like they were not doing much of an update from the previous iteration to justify $65. I lost all respect for Call of Duty because I do not think that much skill is required to be good at that game. A lot of folks like Call of Duty, good for them. If they want to spend their monies on that, its there prerogative. But those same folks cannot feign ignorance when told they are the reason theses games are getting yearly releases with minimal improvements because they support this stuff from them. It doesn't say much about Activision, its says a lot about Call of Duty fans though....think about that.
People love it, it sells like crazy. go back to your dark room, dye your hair pink, identify as a kitten and play ff8 for the 10th time.
Then stop buying them every year.
Yeah if they don't they'll have to deal with the horror of making millions they really have incentive to do that yet another stupid article from thegamer, what a shock
Modern warfare is the first cod i've enjoyed seen cod4 mw. My issue is they have to many studios in the mix, hense except for sales and the activisons windfall every year, Theres no solid consistency for the player. Should be one game every three years imho. Build on the players experience and stop having them fork out on new iterations each year. Make the battle pass cycle over three years and keep the one game interesting, Till the next game.
Ya think? Should have stopped years ago.
Well, if you want them stop annual releases, then stop buying annual releases. Ubisoft stopped making annual AC games when their sales numbers dropped.
Should have stopped that title at the word "Games"
the new modern warfare was pretty good imo but i agree. i wonder if we would have got that quality a while back if they did cut down on frequency of releases.
Call of Duty need to stop completely. Create a new ip.
Look at the NPD decade chart and the money it rakes in from all the people who enjoy and purchase the game.
the day they stop making profit from doing it is the only time they won't make a version of the game every yr. I wouldn't either.
Try telling that to Activison.
Obviously majority of gamers don’t agree with this sentiment. The people who want them to stop making COD annually are not the people buying it anyway. The game probably sells more than any game that comes out in the same year. Why would Activision stop making a product that brings them in millions of dollars every year? That would be bad business and last time I checked Activision was a business. Don’t like it don’t buy it.
8 out 10 Top Sold games of the decade were COD, why would they stop? they will only stop if you stop buying
Why? This is literally the best game to ever come out. Each time they release a game it gets better.
I have every game starting from COD2 and I will continue to buy them but the last four-five years I have waited for a substantial price drop before buying. I’m mostly interested in the campaign so I have no trouble waiting for the price to drop. I also love the fact I can play the whole series on my One X
This is wrong view. The consumers should stop buying these games.
But they are making billions of dollars.... they aint gonna stop haha
I am hoping that the introduction of battle passes leads them to not keep releasing cod games every year. I would think they make more off the passes than the physical game
Call of Duty is the Madden of shooters. I'm more amazed that it sells like hotcakes every year. When people stop buying it then theyll stop making it. Until then, stay frosty.
The annual releases dont bother me so much. Then again I only bought Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare. The servers pretty much stay populated, so it's nice that there's a lot of different options for people to attach to.
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