Jaded Call of Duty Players Plan 24-Hour Modern Warfare 3 Blackout

on March 30, 2012 4:30 PM

Looks like players are unhappy with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 now.

Just as Battlefield 3 players and a few others before them, these folks are unhappy with the post-release support the game’s received from Activision. In order to voice their concerns, they’re neglecting to play the game for a full 24 hours on April 20. Among the things Modern Warfare 3 gamers are protesting is the lack of a full-featured theater mode, individual volume controls in the options menu and hardcore game modes.

The video that calls the community to action, which is embedded below, says players were sold Modern Warfare 3 based on empty promises, a comment that alludes to remarks made by former Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling regarding post-release support of the game by Activision.

One thing you’ve got to wonder about these protests is their effectiveness when organizers and supporters have already shelled out the $60 for the game and the additional money dropped on whatever DLC they may have bought. That and the one-day blackout just means more people will play immediately before and immediately after. When it comes to Call of Duty, the one promise you can count on is that there’ll be a new iteration every year. That is, as long as people keep buying it.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.