Black Ops 2 popularity wanes
Recent news of a drop in sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gives us reason to believe the popularity surrounding this game and the series is starting to diminish, as sales are down 20 per cent year-on-year in comparison to CoD’s Modern Warfare 3. The latest figures reveal that even though Black Ops 2 was one of this terms most eagerly awaited titles, the amount sold shows this game is suffering in regards to its predecessors.
This mainly concerns the UK market and it is worth noting that the industry itself has suffered a 28.7 per cent year-on-year sales decrease. In an article on Trusted Reviews, they talk about the Call of Duty series becoming the world’s largest gaming franchise, although questions have been raised amounting to CoD games getting stagnant over time. A decline in popularity could be down to the constant requirement of gamers needing entertainment that doesn’t revolve around the same type of title producing a similar product year in year out.
Maybe boredom is starting to set in with this genre, and some gamers feel that a change is as good as a rest for this franchise, with more time being spent between installments researching what fans want to experience. Some CoD enthusiast may disagree with the franchise being in decline classing Black Ops 2 as a successful addition to the series, so we are interested to know whether you want to see another sequel to the latest edition.
In other Black Ops 2 news, Games.on.net highlights the PC patch that increases the field of view as well as fixed issues with disappearing horses. The limited FOV on the PC has received many complaints and this look set to increase to 90, from 80. In addition, other crashes and improved matchmaking has been addressed, and details of these have been listed on their site.
Our previous post centered on the Xbox version, which has recently received an update and this was aimed at fixing issues with a Theater Mode error as well as Scorestreak glitches. However, we do mention that other problems discussed over the last week may require another patch, as Treyarch are now aware of a Care Package glitch. Returning to the original subject, do you feel the CoD franchise is starting to become tiresome? On the other hand, maybe Treyarch will continue enhancing these titles, more so, when the next gen gaming arrives, so what improvements would you like to see in future CoD titles?