Are Annual Installments of Call of Duty Overkill?

Modern Warfare 2 has been unleashed and has resulted in mass hysteria at retailers around the globe. Being Call of Duty, it's only natural that such hype should be sustained by a brand name alone. But how long can Activision annually release the same series before their work reaches the predictability of other industry juggernauts such as Madden and Guitar Hero?

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DoucheVader5070d ago

Eventually the audience may get COD fatigue.

Sev5070d ago

While COD might be the one exception, I think annual installments of any game would be overkill. Also the quality and innovation will suffer to meet deadlines.

Rofflecopter5070d ago

I didn't disagree with you, mostly because I partly agree. Annual installments of ANY game would begin to get old and repetitive, and in the case of most games (i.e. Madden) the innovation does lack. Madden changes very little from year to year. In Call of Duty's realm though, there are two studios working on the franchise. Treyarch makes the terrible games every other year, and IW makes the games that actually play well. However, innovation still isn't top notch in the franchise, but it has the potential since each studio is given two full years.

T3mpr1x5070d ago (Edited 5070d ago )

Well just look at the single-player campaign - it's incredibly short, likely because the team really focused on multiplayer. Though it is enjoyable...Why not have two Call of Duty games, each every other year? One solely single player, the other solely multiplayer. I'm talking IW CoD, not Treyarch CoD. Kind of like what Insomniac Games does with Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.

Raoh5070d ago

here is what i could tolerate

New Game every 2 years followed by expansion packs for $40 or less

modern warfare 2 in 2009, expansion pack in 2010 (maybe in 2011 as well) modern warfare 3 2011 (or 2012)

Gamehead365070d ago

Agreed. That is a pretty good idea although we all know Milkivision will do the annual installments with minimal upgrades. Might even get the "remove features one year, then add them the next year and call them new features" Madden treatment. I will definitely not be a customer. I'll be damned if i waste my hard earned cash on that type of bullsh!t.

AcesHigh2915070d ago

I just feel that one every year alienates the install base.
Also when Treyarch ends up pumping out map pack 3 a month before the next COD comes out, it's just a bit overkill to me.

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PunksOnN4G53d ago

The DOG is legit Broken if ur hiding in a room or grass he turns his head even if ur behind a closed door he turns his head and barks letting them know where u at thats PAY TO WIN!!!!!

LucasRuinedChildhood53d ago

I hope all the assholes who buy these get stuck in lobbies with each other. I skipped new COD games for a long time and a short time with MW2 convinced me to go back to on a hiatus.

With the skill-based matchmaking (engagement-based would be more accurate), I imagine this will make the game even more miserable for most players when the matchmaking has decided it's time for a tough lobby.

I played the OG MW2 recently on the Series X and it's disheartening how much more fun it is. I don't even care about the balance issues anymore. lol

PunksOnN4G53d ago

My friends dont play with me anymore i am former pro player and i even streamed on MLG for RX gaming the team i played for... My KD is always high 5-6kd my friends who i went to school with are not good wht so ever so with SBMM kicking in its always putting us in TOP TIER lobbys and they cant hang now they dont even tell me when they getting on LOL

ManMarmalade52d ago

I recently started playing OG MW2 again and I'm having a blast. Feels like I'm in high school again.

fr0sty53d ago (Edited 53d ago )

Welcome to COD under MS. It's all downhill from here, they're going to be looking to make that $68B back as fast as possible, at any expense to the player.

StarkR3ality52d ago

The deal hasn't even closed yet you pleb. CoD has been doing stuff like this since the loot boxes in WWII.

Nice try though pal.

TheColbertinator51d ago

Activision has never needed Microsoft or anybody for that matter to act like greedy bastards

PunksOnN4G52d ago

why did my 2nd comment about SBMM get downvited LOL?? Do we have people who Enjoy trash SBMM tbh make sense it caters to LOW KD players and u will never get better playing with the same trahs everyday LOL

andy8553d ago

Probably gonna see more of this BS once the deal is fully done..Gotta recoup that 70B.

Jin_Sakai53d ago (Edited 53d ago )

Look at Minecraft. The game hasn’t went anywhere since Microsoft bought them. No 4K, no 120fps, no graphics pack, and no Ray Tracing. Just some new biomes, mobs, and more skins as usual.

Same could be said about Rare. Who knows what will happen to Activision once they’re under Microsoft’s roof. We can all take a good guess though.

PunksOnN4G53d ago

TBH they did update it by accident then they pulled the update down on xsx and xss i remeber the XSX version having ray tracing but the S did not. Then after people seen that it was updated it was removed that same day

peppeaccardo53d ago

No way !!! Nobody wouild think they would monetize on items that weak asses will use to get advantage during multiplayer action !!! I would never think they would do that ... I mean is a free to play game after all ! /S
Wait once M$ will put their greasy hands all over Activizion and you will see what awaits the "lucky" ones who will play this slot machine of a game. Sooooo Lame !

jznrpg53d ago

They way it works is you give them money and more money and more money.

anast52d ago

It's a true phenomenon that people haven't figured this out yet.