Which Franchise Most Needs A Break From Annual Releases?
Many gamers say some franchises just need to take a break. A new installment every year just isn't necessary.
Which franchise do you think most needs to step back and take a breather?
Heading into this year, I think most people would've automatically said Call of Duty. Ghosts was decidedly underwhelming but this year's Advanced Warfare was a very big step in the right direction, so maybe some gamers have changed their minds. Then there's Assassin's Creed and after the technical mishaps found in Unity, even some die-hard fans are calling for a break. And of course, there are the sports franchises like Madden but those really can't miss a season, right?
Just remember that none of the games in question only took a year to develop; in fact, the more recent AC entries took three years each and Advanced Warfare required three years as well. In regards to the leaked Assassin's Creed Victory, Ubisoft said the project has already been in development for a "few years," and Activision is adopting a three-year design cycle for CoD, too. Even so, many consumers say the deadlines are still too restrictive and the studios just can't be all that innovative.
What do you think? Which one needs to step out for a year?
12/2/2014 9:51:48 PM Ben Dutka