The Monster That Is Call Of Duty

Humble Beginnings

We all know the corporate money making machine that is Call Of Duty, but did you know where the huge franchise started and how it was not the most popular game around when it first came out. It was simply called Call Of Duty and was published by Activision in 2003.The game was set in world war 2. As any of you who played that first game will remember although the game had a multi player mode, it was nowhere near as popular as it is now. You would never of thought 9 years ago when it all started that in the modern versions of the game a lot of players simply ignore the single player campaign mode and just jump right into multi player such is its appeal.

Call of duty 2 was also based around the events of the second world war and when released in 2005 was met with a good response. Cod 2 was again available as multi player and could let you and 7 other people battle it out in the trenches, The only problem was that although Microsoft had just released the Xbox 360, its xbox live feature was not as popular as it is now due to the fact that it was still relatively new, Kids were getting xbox 360's for Christmas but their parents didn't understand the whole xbox live and connected to the Internet type thing. So the early days of call of duty were not as exciting as they are now.


Xbox Live Explodes

Don't get me wrong, November the 10th 2005 when Call of duty 2 was released was announced at the time as the busiest day for online gaming with up to 2,000,000 people online, Of course most of this was due to the new COD game, but this is simply not comparable to today's figures!. For example Modern Warfare 3 set a new online record of 3,200,000 people online on launch day but since then and with Christmas when lots more people were introduced to the game there is now a staggering 4,000,000 people playing online nearly every day!. The Online feature for call of duty is a huge draw and does tend to make lots of people simply miss out on the campaign mode altogether, me being one of them.

Where Next

Well we have been told via the E3 show that the new Game will be Black Ops 2 which again is set in the future and has all the modern weapons but for me the only way forward after Black Ops 2 is to go backwards so to speak. Call of duty world at war was the last game to be set in the past with world war 2 being its very gritty setting, this game was released in 2008 which means there have now been 4 releases which have been set in the present or future. I believe we should be going back to the past and using all the old weapons, Mixing this with the huge online presence that xbox live and the PSN now has would mean that we could all enjoy the experiences of the older weapons but with the modern day graphics and sound that we have now. This would give us a great realistic gaming experience. For me this is the way forward for the next couple of COD games.

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MrsBlunder 4 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

There's a reason the Call of Duty games are going the way they are. Do some research on Activision, Treyarch, and Infinity Ward and the Call of Duty games. They have to watch where they tread.


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warchild75 4 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england Author

I have done research on these companies and I know that there has been instances where high ranking staff have walked out and there have been disputes that have ended up in court etc, Could you elaborate slightly?


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MrsBlunder 4 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

Intellectual property rights, specifically.


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warchild75 4 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england Author

I see, Thanks for the Info, I will have a look!

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