Despite having a successful beta the recent news of content exclusivity spoiled the positive buzz around Call of Duty Modern Warfare.
Creator Infinity Ward announced PS4 exclusive Spec Ops Survival Mode for PlayStation 4. The mode won’t release on Xbox One and PC for a whole year which means by the time it comes out, most of the community will move on to the next Call of Duty game.
Some of the developers responded to the outrage and explained how some decisions are above their pay grade. Also, the director of Modern Warfare says Spec Ops Survival is just 1% of the game.
Still, the community sees things differently and isn’t happy that paying $60 isn’t getting them the complete experience that they deserve.
The official Subreddit for Call of Duty Modern Warfare is full of posts and comments of people angry at the game, some canceling pre-orders, others pushing for a boycott.
One of the developers of Modern Warfare has now responded to the community and for compassion, understanding, and to tone down the toxicity levels a bit as “there are human beings working at Infinity Ward.” And while developers have thick skins, often what people say gets to team.
I don’t know why but on my daily scans of the sub, where Im looking for useful feedback;), I even read the ultra-dark toxic comments that tell me how incompetent and stupid I must be and how I should go away somewhere where I cant harm people with my bad ideas and artwork. We all have pretty thick skin here but yeah it can kind of get to you. Believe me we keep it professional but of course, people that pass by my office from time to time can hear me through the walls:) Its disappointing but we move on with our day.
Joel, the developer writing the post, says that while developers understand the frustrations, let’s “keep it clean” as much as possible. At the same time, Joel encouraged to get the “poison” out but with the understanding that developers have bad days as well.
I understand that there are people here that have things going on in
their lives or they are upset about something to do with the game and they need to get the poison out and feel like they are being listened to. You are and yeah go for it, but keep it clean and maybe even a little creative. Get it out of your system but remember there’s a team of human beings here at IW and we have crappy days just like you.
There is plenty of information about Call of Duty Modern Warfare and some of it is not factual, says Joel. It isn’t clear what information he is referring to because PS4 exclusivity is a fact, not fake news.
But there are people reporting on Pay-To-Win monetization, could he be referring to this?