Wednesday, August 25, 2010
As you may or may not know (or care about), Treyarch is developing the next Call of Duty game (Black Ops) which Jaison and I are currently salivating for. When most fans of the series hear that name they turn up there nose like a dog unto a plate of broccoli.
Treyarch gets a pretty bad rap, often being called the poor man's Infinity Ward. I don't feel they deserve the title at all, and I'm sure Jaison will back me up on this. We both played CoD: World at War and thoroughly enjoyed the multiplayer, despite it's flaws. The singleplayer was also compelling for (yet another) WW 2 shooter. Hardcore deathmatch is still one of my best online experiences.
Well anyway, this most recent news makes me want to high-five each one of them. I don't even play games on the PC much any more. But after IW's iron grip on Modern Warfare 2's content, this is a pretty awesome move for Treyarch. Combine that with available dedicated servers and some gameplay balance tweaks (Killstreaks no longer stack!), and Treyarch is accruing Goodwill Points™ at an alarming rate.
Posted by Big D at 5:58 PM