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Poll: What Do You Think of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4?




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The reason they're ditching it is a hell-for-leather charge towards the service model because that's the current trend with the big publishers.
Narrative and the single-player experience take a back seat to the daily grind or the player's "experience" in a lot of those games.
This way the devs never have to worry about making or writing a new campaign. They can just make a few new maps, update the armoury, then call it a sequel. Or keep this game as a platform and never release a new one, although that's unlikely considering the event that surrounds these launches.
Also, these games have massive server costs and extended post-launch development periods. They put themselves in a position where they have to make obscene amounts of money.
Essentially this model is about minimising costs and maximising profits. That's it. And you're right. Fortnite has its formula almost perfect. I don't play but my brother, who used to be a serious CoD player, now plays Fortnite non-stop. It's definitely the best at what it does.











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The reason they're ditching it is a hell-for-leather charge towards the service model because that's the current trend with the big publishers.
Narrative and the single-player experience take a back seat to the daily grind or the player's "experience" in a lot of those games.
This way the devs never have to worry about making or writing a new campaign. They can just make a few new maps, update the armoury, then call it a sequel. Or keep this game as a platform and never release a new one, although that's unlikely considering the event that surrounds these launches.
Also, these games have massive server costs and extended post-launch development periods. They put themselves in a position where they have to make obscene amounts of money.
Essentially this model is about minimising costs and maximising profits. That's it. And you're right. Fortnite has its formula almost perfect. I don't play but my brother, who used to be a serious CoD player, now plays Fortnite non-stop. It's definitely the best at what it does.











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The reason they're ditching it is a hell-for-leather charge towards the service model because that's the current trend with the big publishers.
Narrative and the single-player experience take a back seat to the daily grind or the player's "experience" in a lot of those games.
This way the devs never have to worry about making or writing a new campaign. They can just make a few new maps, update the armoury, then call it a sequel. Or keep this game as a platform and never release a new one, although that's unlikely considering the event that surrounds these launches.
Also, these games have massive server costs and extended post-launch development periods. They put themselves in a position where they have to make obscene amounts of money.
Essentially this model is about minimising costs and maximising profits. That's it. And you're right. Fortnite has its formula almost perfect. I don't play but my brother, who used to be a serious CoD player, now plays Fortnite non-stop. It's definitely the best at what it does.











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The reason they're ditching it is a hell-for-leather charge towards the service model because that's the current trend with the big publishers.
Narrative and the single-player experience take a back seat to the daily grind or the player's "experience" in a lot of those games.
This way the devs never have to worry about making or writing a new campaign. They can just make a few new maps, update the armoury, then call it a sequel. Or keep this game as a platform and never release a new one, although that's unlikely considering the event that surrounds these launches.
Also, these games have massive server costs and extended post-launch development periods. They put themselves in a position where they have to make obscene amounts of money.
Essentially this model is about minimising costs and maximising profits. That's it. And you're right. Fortnite has its formula almost perfect. I don't play but my brother, who used to be a serious CoD player, now plays Fortnite non-stop. It's definitely the best at what it does.











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I'm not paying 60$ for a Call of Duty Battle Royal. No way.

BR is already getting bland and obviously the market is oversaturated with it as is. I hate to see where things are going to be in several months when BO4 drops.

If anything it should come as DLC, its simply not worth the value otherwise. And for god's sake do something different!! Make it end game content...where the second to last man standing is the "boss" and after being killed drops unique high grade specialty loot for the Last Man standing. Idk I don't get paid for it, but why... WHY rehash something that's been done 100 times already AND show up to the party several months late anyway?

As this poll shows, and anybody with their finger even slightly on the video game pulse already knows- nobody wants that. It's not to late. Good news is the games not out; you can still save face. Look at it as having an amazing DLC on your hands, just add in a fully fleshed out campaign, preferably with some rpg thrown in, and PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY!

I would gladly skip the annual CoD release this year [that I no longer care about anyway], and give you guys the time you need to fix your mistake and make a better game..... You can have my 60$ next year if you come through, or you can have 0$ now if you decide to go through with this incredibly stupid and greedy endevour. (and probably forever honestly- there are so many other games, especially shooters, to choose from nowadays.)

Your business model isnt going to work. Do it right, dont rip us off, or you don't get our money. Plenty of other options these days.






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The reason they're ditching it is a hell-for-leather charge towards the service model because that's the current trend with the big publishers.
Narrative and the single-player experience take a back seat to the daily grind or the player's "experience" in a lot of those games.
This way the devs never have to worry about making or writing a new campaign. They can just make a few new maps, update the armoury, then call it a sequel. Or keep this game as a platform and never release a new one, although that's unlikely considering the event that surrounds these launches.
Also, these games have massive server costs and extended post-launch development periods. They put themselves in a position where they have to make obscene amounts of money.
Essentially this model is about minimising costs and maximising profits. That's it. And you're right. Fortnite has its formula almost perfect. I don't play but my brother, who used to be a serious CoD player, now plays Fortnite non-stop. It's definitely the best at what it does.






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They did say the game was never going to have a traditional campaign but I would not be surprised if they were going to create CoD:Destiny but after Destiny 2, Activision told them to drop it to make Battle Royale. Destiny has potential to monetise the campaign if its more open and online - especially if others can see your character's outfit and camo's - that wouldn't be a traditional campaign...

Use to be really into call of duty, try hit max rank, do all challenges. Take part in all the clan stuff when it was there.

Now it's dead to me, I've had enough. They even spoiled my favourite one when they remastered MWR.






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@Flaming_Kaiser They were saying that the engine allows them to create maps very quickly - from Eurogamer:

"We have been developing advanced engine tools for our developers to be more effective and more efficient in building large open spaces for a long time.

This game, actually, from the early days we started a heavy push to build a new technology we call superterrain. It allows our artists and level designers to essentially paint terrain into the map in a fast and fluid way, and also build it into a massive open space that can stream very easily and efficiently for the engine."

This was in reference to the Battle Royale and fact that its only been part of the BO4 plan for a very, very short time. We know they can churn out 4 MP Maps and a new 'large scale' Zombie Map with 'easter eggs' etc every couple of months.

A lot of the specialists were in BO3 and no doubt, a lot of the weapons will be 'similar' to the large database of weapons they have created - apply a make-over and tweak a detail here or there and you have everything you need for a 'new' game - hardly a 3yr project.

They did say the game was never going to have a traditional campaign but I would not be surprised if they were going to create CoD:Destiny but after Destiny 2, Activision told them to drop it to make Battle Royale. Destiny has potential to monetise the campaign if its more open and online - especially if others can see your character's outfit and camo's - that wouldn't be a traditional campaign...






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The reason they're ditching it is a hell-for-leather charge towards the service model because that's the current trend with the big publishers.
Narrative and the single-player experience take a back seat to the daily grind or the player's "experience" in a lot of those games.
This way the devs never have to worry about making or writing a new campaign. They can just make a few new maps, update the armoury, then call it a sequel. Or keep this game as a platform and never release a new one, although that's unlikely considering the event that surrounds these launches.
Also, these games have massive server costs and extended post-launch development periods. They put themselves in a position where they have to make obscene amounts of money.
Essentially this model is about minimising costs and maximising profits. That's it. And you're right. Fortnite has its formula almost perfect. I don't play but my brother, who used to be a serious CoD player, now plays Fortnite non-stop. It's definitely the best at what it does.






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The reason they're ditching it is a hell-for-leather charge towards the service model because that's the current trend with the big publishers.
Narrative and the single-player experience take a back seat to the daily grind or the player's "experience" in a lot of those games.
This way the devs never have to worry about making or writing a new campaign. They can just make a few new maps, update the armoury, then call it a sequel. Or keep this game as a platform and never release a new one, although that's unlikely considering the event that surrounds these launches.
Also, these games have massive server costs and extended post-launch development periods. They put themselves in a position where they have to make obscene amounts of money.
Essentially this model is about minimising costs and maximising profits. That's it. And you're right. Fortnite has its formula almost perfect. I don't play but my brother, who used to be a serious CoD player, now plays Fortnite non-stop. It's definitely the best at what it does.






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In it's offence, it completely ignores the fanbase protesting futuristic settings, the rap music is cringy as hell, and the aesthetic is dreary and looks exactly like the previous 2 Blops games.

@Shepherd_Tallon but there's a thing...I don't mind the microtransations in fortnite cause 1-they are cosmetics...2-the game itself is free!
Now if we spend 70 euros in a game that gives us less than last years game, and the last blops, and the last and the last...then I think we are just wasting money!
I understand they have big costs but don't forget that COD used to be the fastest selling franchise and whatever...so it's going to take lots of years and years and years until activision loses money!

@AFCC I completely agree. On all points. I mean, the fact that Fortnite is free is a massive part of its success. It's one of the reasons it's passed PUBG. CoD is going to have to offer something really special to be a genuine challenger against either one. I can't see it happening.
It genuinely reads like they're cutting costs to maximise profit, and offering a bunch of transparent reasons/excuses to justify it. They obviously don't care too much for their single-player fans either. Something to remember going forward.






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CoD MP, whilst popular, has always been about playing how you want. Obviously there are a lot of 'team' modes but not many play as a 'team'. Often its a bunch of randoms running around doing there 'own' thing within the set parameters. Take domination, you may get some that just want to run and capture any point rather than playing tactically and trying hold just 2 which can flip spawns and make it difficult for those in the team that try to play tactically. You could get players that won't jump on flags - because that puts them at risk of getting shot and ruining their K/D so you end up getting killed because it takes much longer to capture flags.

In the last game, WW2, they made it far less easy to custom build your class in the way you want to play. This time, if you like a certain specialist, you may not get to play as that because there is only 1 specialist of each type on each team. Its also dropping from 6v6 to just 5v5 too.

To me it doesn't feel like a lot of thought actually went into this. BO3 was successful - regardless of the Advanced Movement BUT that is a 'sore' topic in the community. Black Ops 2 was successful too so why not take Black Ops and remove the Advanced Movement? Now you have Black Ops 4. What's currently #trending? Battle Royale - OK lets stick that in. Lets not do a campaign but give them an extra Zombies Map instead - something they often craft in months for each DLC release. People were disappointed that Mob of the Dead didn't come with the Zombies DLC for BO3 so lets remaster that and instead of giving it as a 'pre-order' bonus that people get free after a few months, we will stick it on the Disc and that will make up for any lack of campaign...

All of the modes can be monetised, all offering different 'loot' crates so people will buy BR, MP or Zombies specific crates...

At least there are games like Spider-Man, Tomb Raider, Red Dead 2, Spyro etc as well as games like BioMutant, Metro Exodus, Ghost of Tsushima, Last of Us 2, Days Gone, Cyberpunk 2077 etc to offer Single player gaming - some may do MP too BUT they are all expected to be Story driven SP games first and foremost






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Singleplayer games are in great shape, just not in CoD. Some of the best solo games in the last decade have come out in the last few years, and there's plenty to be excited about on the way. All is well, it's just that the market is expanding. Remember when mobile gaming was killing consoles? It's different demographics. Just ignore the junk you don't like.






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