Being a Call of Duty fan must feel a lot like being a Madden fan. Sure you just bought a new title within the last week, but it will become all but obsolete in a year’s time, guaranteed. That’s why Activision announcing that the next COD game is set and scheduled to launch sometime next year comes as no shock. This means that the brand new copy of Modern Warfare 3 you just bought will only be up to date for a maximum of eleven months.
I observe this as someone who is used to getting years of enjoyment out of games like The Elder Scrolls IV, Dead or Alive 4, Tekken 6 and Devil May Cry 4 and I just have to shake my head in disappointment. And to add insult to injury, the news comes from the mouth of Bobby Kotick: the man despised as the devil of the gaming industry.
It’s saddening that Activision is doing this but it is far more sad that gamers will flock into their nearest game store like mindless sheeple and proudly slam down their money for each and every title. It’s up to each individual gamer to tire of this relentless and obvious milking, so if they like it, I love it. I’m off for more BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, which I’ve been having a blast with since August of last year and will still be playing for several more months.