Activision: Destiny Won't Rain On Call Of Duty's Parade
Battlefield: Hardline got pushed into 2015, but Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will still have to compete with other hugely anticipated titles.
Although Evolve was also delayed, there are still multiple FPSs set for fall. Far Cry 4, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Destiny all want a piece of the shooter pie.
And Bungie's game is shaping up to be a massive production. Can Advanced Warfare coexist with such a huge blockbuster? Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirsherg believes it can, as he addressed during the latest earnings call:
"We think that there's room for more than one blockbuster hit and we're just intent on having two of them. On how many games the industry can support, and particularly the first-person action genre, I think, we've seen in the past that the first-person action genre in particular is broadly appealing enough to accommodate more than one blockbuster hit. There have been other good performing players in that genre and that hasn't ever kept Call of Duty from delivering incredible results."
Hirshberg added that there are fundamental differences between Advanced Warfare and Destiny, so they won't appeal to the same audience. He also believes that given the various elements in Bungie's game (role-playing, MMO, etc.), this might bring more fans into the FPS category. As such, Destiny might actually help other shooters like CoD.
Sorry, but I'm not seeing it that way. With the sheer amount of time these multiplayer-driven games require, just about every shooter fan I know is picking one game to play for the fall. Of course, that doesn't mean they don't want to play both Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but it does mean that if they get hooked on Destiny - which launches well before the new CoD - they've said they have no intention of buying another FPS.
So, do with that what you will.
8/6/2014 11:08:17 AM Ben Dutka