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Op Ed

Bitmob - Is Call of Duty doomed?
We come now to the franchiseís current predicament: Itís that time of year again. Activision can be only weeks away from releasing a teaser for Modern Warfare 3, but here is its problem: Infinity Ward is a shell of its former self. Anyone that didnít leave amidst the turmoil surely wonít be bold enough to innovate on what is now Activisionís sole source of income (after they cancelled everything else), and the studio is so depleted that two others are being brought in to help them meet the seemingly compulsory November deadline.

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14. Re: Op Ed Apr 30, 2011, 18:21 briktal
 
Creston wrote on Apr 30, 2011, 17:28:
Hoop wrote on Apr 30, 2011, 15:44:
I thought treyarch were doing back to back cod games as Infinity Ward imploded?

No, they said a few months back that MW3 would focus on "retelling the story" of MW1. Or, to put it in layman's terms. "We no longer are able to tell a new story, so we're not just going to release the exact same game, we're basically going to reuse all the levels and setpieces as well."

And the idiots will still buy it in droves. I don't blame Activision for shitting in a box every year and watching it make a billion dollars.

Creston

It depends on how they deal with the "Why get the new one?" question. Now this might not be too representative of console gamers, but on PC, there are slightly more people playing MW2 than Black Ops. As yearly games with few changes between years, they are a bit like sports games. However, sports games give people a reason to upgrade with the updated rosters. About the only thing CoD really gives you are new maps and I don't know how much of a draw that is (the map pack DLC sells well at least).
 
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  1. Apr 30, 12:38 Is Call of Duty doomed? Burrito of Peace
  2. Apr 30, 13:05  Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? nin
  3. Apr 30, 13:31   Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? JaguarUSF
  7. Apr 30, 17:00    Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? Agent.X7
  8. Apr 30, 17:04     Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? Fion
  9. Apr 30, 17:25      Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? PHJF
  11. Apr 30, 17:26      Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? spindoctor
  13. Apr 30, 17:38       Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? nin
  17. Apr 30, 18:58        Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? Ray Marden
  18. Apr 30, 22:51         Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? Jerykk
  20. May 1, 02:51        Re: Is Call of Duty doomed? spindoctor
  4. Apr 30, 14:51 Re: Op Ed DangerDog
  5. Apr 30, 15:36  Re: Op Ed Wildone
  6. Apr 30, 15:44 Re: Op Ed Hoop
  12. Apr 30, 17:28  Re: Op Ed Creston
>> 14. Apr 30, 18:21   Re: Op Ed briktal
  22. May 1, 23:29    Re: Op Ed Wowbagger_TIP
  10. Apr 30, 17:26 Re: Op Ed Creston
  15. Apr 30, 18:26 Re: Op Ed Dades
  16. Apr 30, 18:51  Re: Op Ed [VG]Reagle
  19. Apr 30, 23:33 Re: Op Ed Hoop
  21. May 1, 05:26 Re: Op Ed Charlie_Six


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