Another Call of Duty, surprise surprise. Now don’t get me wrong: I am a fan and defender of Activision's multi-million dollar franchise. But maybe it’s time the already separated fan base go their own ways.
Now, besides the blatant haters there is a small group of individuals who buy the game specifically for the single player campaign, and that's it. Then there are the people who buy it and jump straight into the multiplayer universe and never look back. And lastly, there are the individuals who do both and enjoy it without issue.
However, every year the same comments seem to arise. The campaign is too short, it’s not a single-player centric production and honestly, why do they even bother? Normally, I would just disagree and point out that Black Ops II was about as near an equivalent to Hollywood blockbuster action movies as I’ve ever seen in the gaming industry. But this time I am actually going to agree in terms of the campaign- why do they bother?
Wouldn’t everybody benefit if they launched two titles a year? One for single player and one for multiplayer…? They already have two studios doing both sides of the coin so why not just split the game in two? A: Double your profits (although possibly not) & B: give the people who don’t want to spend hard earned money on a relatively short campaign a full, completely in-depth experience with no multiplayer option. It would have a comprehensive trophy system excluding multiplayer awards, totally new characters and possibly a less predictable, entirely unique and even dare I say risky approach. And then, make the multiplayer version even more expansive, and maybe learn how to launch map packs on both systems at the same time 😉
Now, this to me sounds like a fantastic idea. I would probably buy both or buy a Hardened Edition version with both discs. Would you buy Call of Duty if there was a version completely dedicated to storytelling that has a longer and more in-depth campaign? Better story, new characters etc.? Or would zero copies sell of the single player and billions of the multiplayer? Could this move hurt or even end Call of Duty? Just a thought.