Activision, Call of Duty Fans Deserve a New Engine
It’s been a long, long time since 2005 hasn’t it? Call of Duty 2 came out then and he we are in 2012 with Modern Warfare 3. Still running that same engine, just with little updates. I am no Call of Duty hater by any means. I believe the developers at Infinity Ward and Treyarch know how to make the perfect multiplayer game, albeit one with an addictive sales point. However, these games have been growing and growing in popularity since the release of Call of Duty 2, and what has Activison done to help improve the game? Hmm, nothing.
Here we are in 2012 and there’s still plenty missing from the Call of Duty series. We still have no dedicated servers, even though we shell out $60 or more depending on which version of the game you buy. Plus another $60 per year for extra DLC and yet, what have the Call of Duty fans been rewarded with? Nothing. Activision, it’s time for you to step up and make Call of Duty the game it should be. I think any Call of Duty fan who is reading this article would without a doubt agree that it is past due time for an updated engine, dedicated servers and maybe just a little bit of appreciation from Activision for increasing their profits each year.
If the Black Ops 2 rumors are true, I think we can all expect a firestorm of fanboy wars and people saying “oh great, another copy and paste effort.” Each year I hear plenty of people online and offline saying they won’t be purchasing the next Call of Duty because it’s the same thing all over again and end up buying it anyways. I felt cheated as a Call of Duty player from the moment I put MW3 in and started playing online. Jump back into MW2 or MW for a few minutes and see how many major differences you can see, besides a few little game changers and upgrades here and there. Forecasters said Black Ops wouldn’t sell as well as Mw2 and it out did that in it’s first week, same as MW3 with Black Ops. I have no doubt the next Call of Duty will surpass MW3‘s sales as well, and I think we can all bet on seeing the same game once more. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong this year though. It’s all up to the players in the end though if they want a better game.