Infinity Ward admits CoD players aren't gamers

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In a revelation that isn't news to anyone, but is interesting to hear from the horse's mouth, Infinity Ward producer Mark Rubin said in an interview with OXM, that he doesn't think there will be any big changes with the next-generation of Call of Duty games. Why? Because the fans of the game aren't hardcore gamers.

"It's kind of a weird, ironic thing to say," Rubin said "They aren't hardcore gamers, or even gamers, but they play Call of Duty every night. And those guys are going to continue to play regardless of platform. So I think not only will we continue to engage with that existing player base, but we'll take next gen and see how far we can go with it."

He didn't go as far as to describe them as casual gamers, but we know what he's talking about. I'm sure we all have friends with Xbox 360s and PS3s and the only real games they buy them for are Call of Duty and FIFA - or for you Americans, your comparable sports title.

Compare that to the average PC gamer, who may play a lot of League of Legends, but chances are they have experience in RTS games, or puzzlers, perhaps a few shooters thrown in the mix. Likewise a lot of console gamers are multi-faceted, but there's definitely a veneer of console casuals that stick to the jock-like titles: sports and the blockbuster shoot'em ups without much of a skill curve.

Ultimately Rubin said, Infinity Ward can't change that much about Call of Duty, or it would end up alienating its players base.

Not too surprising a revelation, but what do you guys make of it?

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Am I a gamer

I admit that I play COD, but Ghost sucked, so I'll only buy Treyarch's games unless they slip up. But I do play alot of other games, and I play more of other games like fallout, gta, borderlands, dead island, and alot of other titles more than cod which i usually played until i reached 1st or 2nd prestige + campaign and zombie

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Just lol

These stupid fans are why I hate CoD (and Minecraft) they treat these games like theyre the best ever, and when people say they aren't, they have a shit fit. CALM THE FUCK DOWN! It's A FUCKING GAME NOT YOUR CHILD

Just lol

These stupid fans are why I hate CoD (and Minecraft) they treat these games like theyre the best ever, and when people say they aren't, they have a shit fit. CALM THE FUCK DOWN! It's A FUCKING GAME NOT YOUR CHILD

Well fuck.

Oh sure, bash on the people buying your fucking game, fuck you infinity ward, guess I should throw away the copy I just brought since you in other words just stated your games are fucking shit. First and last copy I buy of C.O.D. ... even though I must admit it's kinda fun, but still, fuck you!

Pc and console

Thats not true, On my xbox i have Skyrim, Saints row 4 cammander in chief edition, Dishonored, Prototype, AC Brotherhood, AC3, Crash Time, Dark Souls, Portal 2, COD Ghosts, and Halo Anniversary and Halo 4, to name a few. I also have a Toshiba Satelite hd gaming computer, so what you said is a BIG FAT LIE. Go wash out your mouth.

Yep

I totally get what he's saying. I know many people who play only a select few games and COD is always on the list. I only buy a couple of games a year and COD is one of them. Listen Nerds, people can have other interests and ALSO enjoy playing video games from time to time. Those people choose the games they know and will give them the most enjoyment. As far as first person shooters goes, COD is king. The self righteous "gamer" title people give themselves doesn't make you superior to others who enjoy playing video games. The common trait among "gamers" as far as I can tell is that they are negative attitude keyboard badasses who don't get much sex.

Come on now..

You can't speak for everyone.. That's pretty sad it came from someone who makes the games. I play a sh*t ton of games until I beat them. Im always looking at articles on my favorite titles and grew up playing all the old systems. I've always been a big fan of COD and always go back to it to have some fun. It's sad it came to people being idiots and cutting it down to a game "newbz" play.. What a d-bag for saying that tho. You're not a "real gamer" if you're a fan of COD?! I take that as a fkn insult. Mark Rubin could fuk off. i wonder what that makes him. get your foot out your mouth. call yourself a gamer yet cut down the very thing that put a huuge amount of money in your pocket.

I play Call of Duty,

I play Call of Duty, Battlefield, Left for dead, Fallout, Final Fantasy, Skyrim, and the list can go on. Sure, I wasted valuable times in to call of duty, but how does this not make me a gamer? Shouldn't they be glad people actually buy their games unlike medal of honor?

just saying

Dude.you are a gamer...so i play a lot of battlefield4....i am just as much a gamer. I even bought a xbox one for two games...does it make me more or less a gamer? Nope...were all the same...think i will try ghosts on xbox one.

I play COD, and BF, started

I play COD, and BF, started with the the first three or so MoH but they aren't the only games I play. I also played on many devices such as SuperNintendo,Nintendo 64, PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Ps2, PS3 , DS, PSP, GameCube, gameboy, and I have emulators for my PC for gameboy, DS, and PS1. What makes you a gamer is your general love and skill at a game/ gaming. It doesn't matter what you play or how you play it

I play COD, and BF, started

I play COD, and BF, started with the the first three or so MoH but they aren't the only games I play. I also played on many devices such as SuperNintendo,Nintendo 64, PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Ps2, PS3 , DS, PSP, GameCube, gameboy, and I have emulators for my PC for gameboy, DS, and PS1. What makes you a gamer is your general love and skill at a game/ gaming. It doesn't matter what you play or how you play it

lol

" Rubin said "They aren't hardcore gamers, or even gamers, but they play Call of Duty every night. And those guys are going to continue to play regardless of platform. So I think not only will we continue to engage with that existing player base, but we'll take next gen and see how far we can go with it." - Translation: COD "gamers" arent gamers, they are retarded little kids up to the age of 15 who's brains are still undeveloped for more challenging things. furthermore we have been selling the same sh!t for the last 5 years and these morons keep buying, so why the hell shall we change anything. October = Copy November = Paste = Job done = $$$$$$$

The problem

See it is a problem, because when they get their hands on CoD, it appeals to their lizard brains just like sugar water, the same techniques pop music uses. Then when someone like me, who can in good faith say they are a gamer, tried to introduce them to something good, so I can have someone to share those games with, they think they already know what they like. "Meh Fallout werr's quickscope an balistic knife this game aren't hardcore without 'reallife' milspec liek in CoD lolol." And it keeps on happening. CoD is the dollar cheeseburger of video games.

Whatever earns.

If it makes the scrilla, why stop? If people wanna pay for shit, let 'em pay for shit. I bet the government likes it too, thinking it helps recruit more robotic cannon fodder for future conquest missions.

Most players are not gamers

Most players are not gamers they are mindless drones due to games coming out where they got to satisfy a retards that cant use their own brain to think to solve a simple puzzle turning the rest into drones. Tired of retards flagging me because they suck. Facking panic when they see you dashing towards them.

Where are you from?

Who gives a fuck you retard I have lived in europe and believe me you fuckers aren't as brilliant as you believe yourselves to be , Furthermore I find it funny that you so called gamers are dissing ppl that play fps. I apologize for having a life , having sex and making better use of my tim. You should try dislocating your ass from the chair advert your eyes from the screen and maybe watch some porn cause we all know that's the only way you will ever catch a glimpse of pussy.

Retard

lol, and where did all that inteligence get you?? argument on a game forum? You nerd i bet you done all that work and you still live and probbly cant get a respectable job in a shithole that your from.

"at this rate CoD will turn

"at this rate CoD will turn into what Nintendo is these days" - lol, really? Nintendo releases the same games for each console, CoD is released several times for the same consoles. Observation is not one of your strong points i gather.

You don't need to hold a

You don't need to hold a degree in english (linguistics? literature? cultural studies? fake accents? Tell me, in your small mind what the fuck is a "degree in english" - that's actually the dumbest thing I've read all week and I've been brushing up on utilitarian and consequentialist philosophy) to have a grasp of the most basic level of grammar, you just need to have scraped past third grade.

We all knew this, I'm not

We all knew this, I'm not upset really. CoD is a great blockbuster rollercoaster (when it plays smoothly enough). I'm not big into the online play typically but the campaign for the Modern Warfare series was awesome, their take on WW3 was truly chilling because it was so close to real I don't think a lot of people realized that was the war you were fighting. Is it innovative and 'new'? No, but someone has to carry the torch of what the standard is, when a new group goes to make an FPS they have to look at CoD and go "Ok, how can we do something totally mind blowing compared to this?" And that's not a low standard to try to beat.

It's an extremely low

It's an extremely low standard actually. Yearly rehashes are the lowest of low in gaming. Even if you're talking about graphics CoD was never and never will be a benchmark game like Crysis because devs have no time to produce optimized code.

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