Originally Posted by Drac
With all of the key IW staff jumping ship, does anyone really care what becomes of COD?
Medal of Honour went downhill fast when they all left to form Infinity Ward where they created COD. History repeating itself?
Treyarch haven't been that ambitious with their versions of the game, they've just copied IWs lead, but maybe this is what they need to strut their stuff.
However, I'm not sure how they're going to pull off the "future" angle, the changes form COD4 or WAW to MW2 were mostly about insane perks that turned people into futuristic like super-soldiers anyway, it's almost as reflex based as quake now. I find it difficult to see how they'd top that without making it even more of a speed-junkie spam-fest which is what I dislike most about the game in it's current state. Then again, maybe that's what people are looking for.
I have to agree with you on some points, without IW (not what's left of it) COD is most likely dead, Treyarch has been completely uninspired, I felt their renditions of the COD line rated far poorer than IWs and I won't be bothering with the next release either.
I dissagree about the perks, side of things, but it is a much faster paced game than the battlefield series, which is why I prefer the game as I usually find myself dying in battlefiled because I've got bored waiting for something to happen, so am not really paying attention to the game. But all that's neither here nor there. COD is what it was because of IW, it's future is fairly unstable, I just see Activision trying to strengthen their hold on the name, which will be of little worth anyway.