I’ve been less critical of Call of Duty Ghosts than others, but it hasn’t stopped me from thinking about what’s next in the COD series. A lot of long time COD fans were critical of Ghosts. Is it time for a refresh or something out of this world? It’s quite clear that Ghosts fell flat in terms of hype vs. demand. In large part that can be blamed on the timing of the release and the launch of the next generation consoles. Not perfect timing that’s for sure.
So this brings me to discuss Future Warfare and whether or not Call of Duty could make a move to something more futuristic. Afterall, how many redo’s of the current weapons can they expect fans to flock over? I think Ghosts was a hint of where the gaming community is at right now.
Also consider the next big competitor to the Call of Duty franchise. That would be Bungie’s Destiny. In you like, throw in Halo 5 as a real competitor to COD. The theme is what? Destiny and Halo have a futuristic flavor to them. If you think about it, strictly from a competitive and business perspective, it makes sense for Activision to look at move in a Future Warfare direction. It would refresh the franchise and at the same time it would actually compete with their greatest threats. Make no mistake about it, Destiny will be a big game and Call of Duty needs a solid response to the threat.
So the question I have is this. Are you excited about the thoughts of a Call of Duty Future Warfare game? Is being more like Halo for example a good thing or a bad thing?
I’m officially now on record as saying it’s a good move for Activision if in fact they go in this direction. Given the timelines and yearly releases, if this is indeed the future of COD, we should be hearing some nice juicy leaks soon enough.