Black Ops 2 and PS3 fan dissatisfaction
With many PlayStation 3 fans complaining about Xbox favoritism on the official Black Ops 2 forums, many replies accumulated by PS3 users are complaining about Treyarch’s way of handling their the community on the platform. Attracting over 208 responses, many of these are from disgruntled fans who are not satisfied with their treatment.
It’s fair to say that the questionable launch of the original Black Ops on the PS3, and the infamous Microsoft Activision exclusivity deal, have added to the current situation and a report on MP1st documents the response from Treyarch via Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar. Highlighting his recent tweets about informing Xbox Live fans of issues, he mentions “When the PSN melts down, I’ll be doing the same thing.” Asked about the lack of PS3 developers from Treyarch being active on the forums, Vahn explained that very few people are spokespeople and permitted to talk to the community. We have three community people who manage the forums on a day-to-day basis.
Many of his responses that are discussed on this site have been so defensive that it seems like he has been wound up to the point that a professional reply seems to have turned into sarcasm. Some gamers have mentioned that those upset by the way they are treated can make a stand by boycotting this title, although a large portion of CoD players are not interested in complaining on forums, and in relation to this being an unprofessional response by Treyarch it seems like some of the fans replies were negative enough to promote an adverse reaction.
In other news, our recent post on Halo 4 holding more anticipation than Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 among Xbox fans comes as no surprise to many and a survey carried out by research firm Nielsen reports these figures. These are two of three games that the majority of fans are looking forward to with Assassin’s Creed 3 also featuring highly. Which of these games are you looking forward to the most? In addition, what do you think about the treatment of PS3 fans by Treyarch?