Infinity Ward admits CoD players aren't gamers


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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who cares

to me a hardcore gamer is the type of person who knows everything about everything and own at min. 1 of everything but only why that can happen is if your rich and still rich ppl not really gamers I hate to say it but their to busy showing off things that don't really matter I for one can call less if your a gamer or hardcore just a hour a day kind of player the point is ppl play games just to have fun or past the time me I don't care bout cod to many kids playing and after hearing lil 8yr old saying F+++ you or stuff like that their really no point in putting up with it plus cod really take no skills what so ever to play it aim and shoot wow that really hard and don't for get the modder who cheat their way to the leaderbords but who cares right the point is if you like it by it if you don't don't not like their holding a gun to u and say buy my game or else a lot of games out their take no skills to even play so even a 2yr could play most of them in the end ppl will aways call them self a gamer or even hardcore what make a gamer a gamer is the fun they can have playing it I enjoy everything from rpg to mmo and fps but point is who cares so what they say your not a gamer if you play cod or what ever just ask your self do I like games and their you go your some kind of gamer let see how many ppl will trash talk this comment just because they think im right or wrong I for one don't care what you think im a gamer I enjoy all type of games and yes I play for hours and all day and night if I can stay up just to play and I think about games all the time and I go to gamestop just to look at games and talk with ppl bout games and see what they think bout games yea some same a game suck but turn out good or say it good and turn out to suck but I don't care anyone can be a gamer in some way just keep in mind a gamer will always say your not a gamer but as long you having fun who cares right

Lol that was one nice long

Lol that was one nice long sentence with a lot of mistakes. Well first, you obviously don't play anything if you believe it doesn't take skill. But hey, idiots say thing like that all the time. Do yourself a favor, the next time you feel the need to express your gem of an opinion... Don't. You just make yourself sound retarded.


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