Activision has confirmed that all of its core studios are now working on the Call of Duty franchise.
Too many cooks
And it shows how desperately dependent on COD Activision is... all their eggs are in one basket, which is not a good position for a game developer to be in. Eventually people will tire of yet another COD game, as other FPS games improve upon and beyond it.
also Sony must understand how deperately attached is Activision to PlayStation s huge fanbase and start exploiting their position by bying back Crash Bandicoot Without the lead and fanbase of Playstation , COD would have shrunk to fail levels Sony must take advantage of this and dont let Activision with cheap deals escape bankruptcy and earnig profits ...or have in its portofolio IPs that are not theirs (namely Spyro ,Crash)
It hasnt happened yet… unfortunately cod is just one of those games where there is a huge market of people who ONLY play cod.
@Philly cut out Playstation installbase from this and you ill see what happens to COD Sony even helps them publish their games to Japan Sony should ask for more profits or even buy their stalled IPs
That's not true that all eggs are in one basket. Call of Duty sells roughly 15-20 million per installment. That doesn't include any DLC or Microtransactions, they are milking the hell out of it. They do have Tony Hawk (recent installment sold well), Crash (sold well), Spyro (sold well), all Blizzard titles (always sell well), Seikero (sold well), Destiny (still going strong), and Skylanders (i dunno). They used to have better selling IPs, but they drove them into the ground including the extremely popular Guitar Hero, past Tony Hawks, Spiderman (before Sony took it back), and a bunch of successful movie tie ins.
Yeh that immediately made me think of Assassin's Creed being made by about 15 different studios. Something gets lost in it.
Them 250gb pies.
Don’t spoil the broth
True, but the broth has already been spoiled
Jesus Way to kill your studios So long Singularity 2…you were always a dream
Nice to see a Singularity/Raven fan here.
Aaaa Raven, ever play SoF? :)
"ever play SoF?" Have always aimed at the limbs ... ;-)
Been one since Heretic and I know Raven has wanted to do Singularity 2 since the first released but that's when Activision relagated them to COD jail, lol
"aimed at the limbs…" 👍 👍
Activision will never revive Singularity simply because it didn't hit their expectations. Same for Prototype.
Singularity, Fear, The Darkness, Syndicate, Vanquish, Spec Ops: The Line, Stranglehold, Psi-Ops, Vanquish, and the Suffering all great lost, but not forgotten shooters. If a subscription service like GamePass or PS-Pass could fund games like this, and we knew they would be funded, I think more people would support them. I don't need to see AAA games in the service, I'd just want lower-cost sequels, even enhanced remasters, of A / AA games.
Monolith really needs to make a new FEAR. Either a Sequel or at least a Reboot. But definitely not a Remake of the FEAR 1. Don't mess with the good stuff.
Vanquish was so good I had to list it twice lol
This is the real life version of the saying "putting all your eggs in one basket".
Eh. I stopped expecting anything worthwhile from Activision a long time ago.
No Pitfall remaster?
How can they think that is a good news?
So all this multi billion dollar company is making is World of Warcraft, CoD and a Diablo every once in a while.
Up next: EA will have all their sudios work exclusively on FIFA
I like how Andrew Wilson himself came in to downvote you. Honestly, who thinks so strongly of EA and Activision that they would waste the energy to defend either of them?
Hahaha! Someone who feels strongly about big corporations I suppose.
FiFA is a game so simple with so many assets used over and over every year. Why would they need more than 1 studio working on it?
why? is it that ambitious of a game lol they probably need alot of ppl for thinking about overpriced dlc weapon skins.
So they can have 1 CoD every holiday season, duhh...
Ok. So what happens when COD dies? You can't gamble your entire business on one franchise.
Which is good, then Activation can dies with it.
I wouldn't buy their stock if I were their shareholder, I probably be short selling instead lol
I'm sure it won't die
Everyone thought the same about the Tony Hawk series and Guitar Hero. Including Activision.
Do they mean for future releases or are ALL teams crunching right now for Vanguard? I’m betting the latter.
Absolutely. The game is releasing soon and this priority is both urgent and important on a company wide scale. It’s all hands on deck, pause everything else, get vanguard done time and then the teams return to whatever their respective products are
Why would they even need to pool their developers together for this copy pasted franchise? Sounds like a waste of resources.
What a waste. Seems like at this point an AI could just do the usual reskin. It's all the same crap.
A bunch of developers drained on doing the same thing year after year...
eh im burnt out tbh. Bought Cold War day 1 and beat the campaign in what felt like 10 minutes and then just couldnt get into the multi. That was my queue - not buying the next one. Modern Warfare was sick though. They shoulda just kept supporting that. All these new games are just the same game lol
This is actually f**king gross! CoD needs to actually die so that Activision can go as well
And I still won't come back to the series until they remove that strict SBMM from their games....
Imagine if this many studios worked on game that wasn't out on a yearly basis
I guess I'm not going to get that thps 3/4 remake
Why do we keep buying this?
They are all working on cosmetics for the battlepass.
There’s going to be a point where there won’t be any stories for Duties to tell. I can’t wait for that day.
So... Does that mean we aren't getting any more Crash or Spyro?
Imagine making games for gamers that only play one type of game, it looks something like this.
Not a very smart move to put all your eggs in one basket, even if your golden goose WOW is now in major decline, it's still better to allow more studios to make new IPs and hopefully get your next blockbuster than to milk the same tire declining franchise such as COD. Going as far as doing a WW2 title to try and recapture the magic of the old CODs is pathetic, and honestly by the trailer of Vanguard it looks like it failed miserably to do so.
It’s not all eggs in one basket. It’s an emergency time crunch and they’re pulling their extra resources temporarily away from other things to work on their big holiday release. It makes perfect sense and also hints to their (probably) miserable corporate culture
It sounds kind of sad. One of the biggest gaming publisher and developer, focus all of its resources on cash grabbing machines
Wow. I blame the yearly sheeple. I'd be churning out turds nonstop too if they bought it religiously.
People love video larping G.I. Joe.
Goodby Diablo 4 Goodbye Wow
Crash and Spyro dead again
That is a crazy disappointing headline right there.
I’d be more excited if all hands on deck for Modern Warfare or Blacks Ops.
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