Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3: Title Benefits from Black Ops Feedback
The developer of Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 has learned from fan feedback on the previous installment of the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops. Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you would know that Black Ops is a huge blockbuster selling game. It has racked more than a billion dollars in sales. Given the huge installed fanbase for this title, it would be a good source of information regarding game experience from a wide diversity of fans from all over the world.
The Call of Duty line has been undergoing some criticisms because of its annual model. Every year for the past few years, Activision has been releasing a Call of Duty title. The criticism has been that there has been no major gameplay enhancement to warrant a yearly war log. This is really just a way for Activision to cash in on the value of its brand. This might be harming the brand over the long term.
You have to hand it to Activision for being proactive in announcing that they have been listening to their fanbase to see about improvements in future installations. They are saying that the feedback from Black Ops was incorporated into Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3.
This is definitely a step in the right direction because the problem with coming up with annual releases is that the fanbase might become jaded if there is not enough improvements with each release. So, hopefully with this pattern of listening to the feedback on the previous installment and to apply it to a new installment, we will see better and better iterations of the first person shooter from the Call of Duty franchise.