Why the hell would Activision make CoD 5 during WWII

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  1. shandog137

    shandog137 Novice

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    Is the Activision motto: If it works...fix it anyway. Why would they switch development teams after such a successful make of Call of Duty 4. Better yet after years and years of WWII based Call of Duty's why go back. People like modern...Activision think next-gen not geriatrics...
     
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    Uh because it's not being made by infinity ward. Just think of COD 5 as the 2nd call of duty 2 expansion pack.
     
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    Really, I didn't like CoD4 because it was modern, I liked it because it was different. If they manage to make this one different too, who knows. But it is kind of restrictive in WWII.
     
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    WWII has been milked too much.
    CoD5 is sure to go down as a failure.
     
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    Maybe some people like WWII-themed games?

    Has anyone ever done a good Korean War-themed game?
     
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  6. Tylzen

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    It sells, that's the short answer.
    There is no modern war that truly can match the WW2 in sheer size. So many people on a battlefield.

    Why not make a WW1 game :p Stay in trench, move 2 inches, stay put, run up, die!
     
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  7. Rekkie7

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    It'a because they are milking the franchise. Consider COD5 a sequal to COD3, while COD6 will likely be the next ward game. They can pump the games out twice as fast this way using two different development times.
     
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    well its bein made by treyarch not infinity ward, treyarch will just put out something to ride the call of duty brand and turn a good profit, while infinity ward will got to work on COD6. they did the same thing with 3 and 4
     
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  9. used44

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    IT is a really weird business strategy.
     
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    One that I really hope they don't adapt to many other series. At least they are letting Blizzard run its own company.
     
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    Most people agree that the Treyarch version was nothing more than a standard shooter. So why let them tinker with the formula that Infinity Ward nearly perected with Call of Duty 4. It is a really, really weird business strategy.

    I guess when you buy CoD titles in the future, be sure to check the developer. :|
     
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    Don't fix what ain't broke. Think about it. Yes WW2 shooters are mostly milked: if you play it from the American/british/ Russian side. But what if they go Pacific? A Marine/Aussie/Chinese Campaign vs. the Japanese,there has yet to be a good WW2 shooter in the Pacific (both Mohaa's sucked). Or play from the axis perspective, or maybe even do a Polish/French/Danish/Greek etc resistance campaign, eh?

    They need to scrap the overused Big Allies (USA,Brit,Ruskies) vs. Germany
    idea, and go with something new.
     
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  13. madster111

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    I want a more current game...something like the Vietnam war..WW2 is OLD!
    Or maybe i just don't like weak ass guns..
     
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  14. Tylzen

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    Weak ass guns?

    The weapons used in WW2 were not weak.
    They dropped two a-bombs, that's a bloody huge bomb.
     
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    i think its a good business strategy, it allows them to have a COD release every year in time for x-mas, while giving IW extra time to work on a real good game. like i said earlier, while the treyarch versions are nothing special, they still make profit because its call of duty brand
     
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    Something tells me that while this is being developed, they'll have Infinity Ward working on another "Modern Warfare" type game.

    Call of Duty 6 FTW!!!
     
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  17. svenhoek

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    WWII has been done to death. They should make a Revolutionary War CoD for the Wii.

    PACK YOUR GUN POWDER! MOVE THE CONTROLLER AS FAST AS YOU CAN UP AND DOWN!
     
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    Funny you should say that; A friend of mine was saying that just the other day. I don't think that would sell to the masses though. People want high rate-of-fire, not .60 cal slugs every 30 seconds. There's a good twist there though, say you don't clear your barrel after a shot, there can be a 10% chance that your powder ignites and kills you.
     
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  19. used44

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    Trenchfoot simulator ftw!
     
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  20. Reid

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    As if people didn't get trenchfoot in WWII, lol.

    I hope they grow some balls and make a German, Japanese, or Italian campaign.
     
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