Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Future of FPS Gaming

First off: The preceding few days have been hectic in my work and school life, sorry for a lack of posts.
Now, here is something I hope to receive a little discussion about.


Today marks the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops. With the addition of yet another modern first person shooter to the gaming market; what can one expect going forward with the FPS genre?

Games like the Battlefield, Call of Duty and Medal of Honor installments have all brought popular periods of war to the home gamer, but the future of this product seems a mystery to me. How long will the rehashed, recycled first person war game dominate the FPS genre? Does anyone else wonder how long this trend will continue?
Personally, I satisfied my lust for war games just playing the battlefield series (1942, Vietnam, 2), and yet games continue to be released which replicate the same experiences(MoH and CoD: MW2 etc.). I understand the slightly different play styles of each game; vehicles vs. running, or large maps vs. small and concise. However, I still can't shake the idea that this cash cow is on it's last stand, particularly with the recent failure of reviving the Medal of Honor franchise.

Call of Duty: Black Ops will hopefully bring something new to the war FPS market, which has seen little innovation in the last few years. I'm looking forward to trying the game and reading reviews. Feel free to comment with your experiences on this subject.

11 comments:

TechnoMac said...

idk the cod series kept sinking with each title... lets hope this one is better

The Game Store Guy said...

I suppose we shall see. This is actually the next game that I am working on so hit my site up in a week if you want to know my thoughts.

Marcablax said...

I really don't think they'll do anything new while they can still make money of the name itself.

chrischaos said...

anyone play this yet?

Rorschach Redemption said...

No, haven't played it yet, I am stuck in Fallout New Vegas mode. Which I consider a FPS with slight role-playing additions. And I really have to stretch my imagination to role-play there.
I'm sure I'll rent Black Ops. If it is ever in.

Squirlmaster said...

great comments. I've been reading some reviews and talking to people. So far it doesn't compare to the success MW2 had. I'm not sure how well it will do, but it looks mediocre at best.

Come At Me Bro said...

Sweet!

Brandon said...

It's kind of more of the same, but if it's a solid game people won't care

Zoy said...

As long as the majority of the user base is happy with the current aspects of today's FPS games, game developers will be hesitant to move onto new, untried ideas, for fear of failure and ruining their reputation.
So we're pretty much stuck with games like COD that repeat the same formula, offering little to nothing new.
Now if no one buys games that just carry the franchise's name, riding on past sales volume, while being rehashed content,then maybe game developers and publishers will start coming up with innovative ideas, implement them into games, and then we will begin seeing games that offer cutting edge gameplay.

Squirlmaster said...

The gaming world is a sad corporate world now isn't it Zoy? It's really unfortunate developers can't go out of their way to produce completely new content for fear of lost revenue.

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