Activision Unconcerned About Lower Call Of Duty: Ghosts Pre-Orders
Activision: "Worried? Who, us? ...yeah, no."
Although pre-orders for Call of Duty: Ghosts are tracking well behind Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told Joystiq that this dip in numbers was expected. After all, it's what the company experienced during the last console transition:
"More uncertainty exists now because consumers are not sure if they're going to upgrade from current- to next-generation consoles or what platforms their friends may be on. This all leads to lower initial preorder numbers, but is nothing to be alarmed by. Actually, if you look statistically at past console transitions, it's the biggest franchises that have actually fared the best through the transition."
That all being said, Hirshberg went on to say they're "not taking anything for granted." They don't really care about the stats; they just want to produce a great game and give the fans another "awesome experience." Their goal is to always strike the right balance between familiarity and "and a lot of fresh thinking." They unveiled the anticipated multiplayer mode this week, and that has definitely amped up the excitement level.
As for those death threats received by Treyarch, yes, that's frightening. And a little worrisome, I think.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Ghosts
8/15/2013 10:13:49 PM John Shepard