As a franchise, the call of duty series has been a great ride, and a lot of good fun for all of us, but what will we see in the upcoming title? It’s rumored to arrive this fall/winter for a Christmas release, and that’s exciting news.
We’re all bracing for impact; locked and loaded, and ready to engage!
Will the community be cheering the release of yet another locked down COD title or has Infinity Ward learned to adapt to what the community wants? Personally, I’ve had enough of being pushed around by locked down server and in-game console files, no decent LAN support, and the lack luster desire of pushing a title’s shelf life.
But that’s me, and that’s because I primarily do all my FPS gaming on the PC. I have an XBOX360 too and I understand where they’re heading with this new title.
Remember now, the game play, movement, weapons and story line was phenomenal in MW2 and we observed server improvements in Black ops as well. We’d be happy to see the story progress in MW3, and hopefully they’ll take the best of both titles, progress with the blockbuster movie quality storyline of MW2, and bam, they have themselves another best selling title of all time. Again.
Hopefully Infinity is taking on this project to save the reputation they got from COD4 players worldwide upon the release of MW2, it’s sad to see the player community frown on any change whatsoever, but if you ask me, change is exactly what they need.
Will MW3 be what the PC community asks for? Probably not, but it will blow your socks off and put them back on again for you in the morning.
To be honest with you, no matter what we as PC players have come to expect in a title in the past, the days of free maps, pc ports (whatever that means) and quality 1 on 1 support are long behind us, and maybe that’s a good thing. What want to have added to the game may or may not be there, but one’s thing’s for sure, MW3 will kick you right in the face like the rest of them did, and most of us will be there to fully support the release of the upcoming prequel.
It seems our wants as PC users will be shoved aside as a bump in the road by the developers and at best, a loss of a couple thousand sales, I just hope someone in their office has a soft spot for a good old fashioned PC gaming experience.
The consumers are fed up, and they’re starting to think the development community doesn’t care about PC gamers, or that they’re simply concerned with marketing and selling the new title for max profit, which is partially understandable, but we’re been waiting for our bone for quite some time now.
I put together a little formula to help you further understand the fork in the road the industry has come to at this point and correct me if I’m wrong, but something here needs to change:
Developer wants sales.
Player anticipates ultra quality.
——————————- = Happy Developers and a cry baby teenage customer base
Developer sells Regardless
Player buys the title any way, plays for a while
Then rants about how much better he would have made the title
As a member of the competitive PC gaming community, I personally think mod tools and user generated creativity is an essential stepping stone to keep a game alive and in good competitive hands for a long time to come, and we're all interested to know why you came down so hard on modio. It was a great community.
That being said, realistically speaking, this is what developers want to steer the masses away from. New titles means new money, so perhaps they don’t want to move forward with an explosive mind blasting title and maybe they’re looking forward to releasing yet another half broken, quick fix title, not to mention stopping us in our paths as we try and mod their content.
We all know they’re capable of delivering good products and explosive entertainment, we’ve seen it in the past, and we’re all very excited for the release of MW3 None of us are about to give up on the franchise just yet, and who knows, maybe after years of pushing around the little guys, they’ll throw us a bone this time.
What we as PC users crave:
Mod tools, the ability to share and distribute server files, a good LAN support interface, and an overall better user experience what the community’s been asking for ever since the release of COD4. Sure DLC map pack content and cross-platform compatibility comes into play here, we understand that. All the competitive gaming communities simply don’t support DLC but as a PC user, I get the DLC just to have a good time regardless of what they support.
I’m sure if you go out and ask a group of dedicated COD players which is better and still competitive, they’ll tell you COD 2, 4 and maybe 7, like I would. Hopefully Infinity Ward will come together and put the best of those titles into play here, and bring spectacular results like they have in the past.
We’ve touched base with what I believe the community thinks of the series so far, and as an avid daily gamer with ties to the actual customer base itself, I can report to you that players are already buzzing and speculating about this title. Let’s just hope this time it’s actually “For the Players by the Players.”
What We All Want to See:
1) Take what Treyarch thinks is so cool and spin it around on them like a punch to the face, “SinglePlayer – Free with every copy of MW3.” Let’s be honest guys, single player is outstanding but people love COD because we play with friends, have a good time, and could care less about the single player experience after the first week.
We’re all here for what the multiplayer has to offer. CO-OP, SnD, BareBones, TDM GroundWar and all that good content. If you improve those, people will love you for a long, long time to come.
2) Let The Story Progress in full force as it was in MW2, we loved the adult feel you brought to the table in MW2, but reserve space to improve the multiplayer.
3) Bring Co-op Back from MW2; add more missions and 4 player support, zombies is fun, but not as good as co-op was on Mw2. I played Overwatch 1000 times over just because it was so good.
4) Fully Customizable Guns
That was a good idea, and whoever brought that to the table deserves a cookie, promotion and a seat on the board. We as players love it, just remember the following when developing your next player customization interface,
“This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine.”
A camo/gun shop where you can buy, paint and fully customize your gun the way you want it would be a great addition as well. Everyone and I mean everyone loves their own load outs; we want you to take customization to a new level and surprise us.
Anything else you want to add to this title would be greatly received, but stick to the core multiplayer experience this time, make it better, and we’ll all be happy campers.