Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Activision Proposed a "Ridiculous" Budget for MW2

There's an Infinity Ward interview on Develop talking with Robert Bowling about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Topics include the prominence of the CoD series, the pressure caused by a high expectations, the temptation of a new IP, console support, and more. An interesting bit that is highlighted in a separate article is how Activision proposed a budget for Modern Warfare 2 that was so large, Infinity Ward felt it was "ridiculous," saying "No, we don’t need that," as they are typically "pretty tight" with development budgets. "Much like we don’t let ourselves get distracted by hype, if you have excess you feel like you should use excess," he told them. "So we said ‘let us design a game the way we’d always design a game. And let us focus on that.’ So we didn’t let the budget affect our mentality. We would only put stuff in the game that is right for the game, and not because we can."

View
17. Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Nov 3, 2009, 18:18 theyarecomingforyou
 
Perhaps they should have used a tiny bit of that money to add the PC features, instead of pissing off the users of an entire platform. It's quite interesting that it hasn't been doing very well in the Steam top sellers list - both Borderlands and Dragon Age: Origins are outselling it. And Borderlands has a terrible, terrible console-style interface... and double function buttons (pressing Use also reloads your weapon) as a hand-me-down from the limited number of buttons on console pads. It's a great game but the PC version was a complete afterthought.  
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Nov 3, 15:45 Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a "Ridiculous" Budget for Modern Warfare 2 Fuzzmatang
  2. Nov 3, 15:51  Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a LittleMe
  3. Nov 3, 15:54   Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Valtyr
  23. Nov 3, 23:22    Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Beaner
  7. Nov 3, 16:10   Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a toon
  4. Nov 3, 15:59 Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a "Ridiculous" Budget for Modern Warfare 2 necrosis
  5. Nov 3, 15:59 Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Umbragen
  6. Nov 3, 16:02  Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Jow
  8. Nov 3, 16:12   Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a toon
  12. Nov 3, 16:57    Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Jedi Master
  9. Nov 3, 16:26 Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a DangerDog
  24. Nov 4, 03:31  Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a toon
  25. Nov 4, 10:22   Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a eXFeLoN
  26. Nov 4, 17:14    Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a toon
  10. Nov 3, 16:28 Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a "Ridiculous" Budget for Modern Warfare 2 Creston
  11. Nov 3, 16:57  Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Kosumo
  16. Nov 3, 18:08   Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Beamer
  13. Nov 3, 17:02 Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a "Ridiculous" Budget for Modern Warfare 2 Paketep
  14. Nov 3, 17:17 Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a "Ridiculous" Budget for Modern Warfare 2 Dev
  15. Nov 3, 18:08  Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Prez
  20. Nov 3, 19:36   Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Flatline
  21. Nov 3, 20:42    Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Yosemite Sam
  22. Nov 3, 21:18     Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Morgan19
>> 17. Nov 3, 18:18 Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a theyarecomingforyou
  18. Nov 3, 18:24  Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Kash
  19. Nov 3, 18:34  Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Rhett


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo