Sledgehammer Games’ CEO Glen Schofield has told GamerZines that there are concerns internally over Call of Duty’s annualisation, telling us that the teams involved have conversations about the franchise running out of steam “all the time”.
“Absolutely, we talk about it all the time,” said Schofield talking to us about whether there were fears over the franchise losing momentum.
“That’s why it’s all about innovation. We’re fans of (the game) so we know where we want to take it, we know what would make us happy, and we are listening to other fans out there.”
“But you know what, it’s not (losing momentum) right now, it’s growing. You can see it out there. It’s so big, people love it and I get so many tweets from the community. It’s the biggest thing in entertainment. You stay paranoid because things can happen, but staying paranoid actually makes your game better.”
For the last five years, a new Call of Duty game has released annually each November, with sales figures continuing to rise year-on-year.
Modern Warfare 2 broke entertainment records in 2009, before last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops broke them again, outselling MW2 by 33% within its first month on sale.
This year, however, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has to contend with Battlefield 3, a rival FPS from EA that threatens to steal some of Call of Duty’s market share.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 8th on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PC.
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