Does Titanfall pose a threat to Call of Duty?


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Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming game Titanfall is receiving great reception amongst the gaming community all over the world.

Titanfall re-imagines an FPS game and introduces a completely new method of moving, running, climbing – and then there’s titans which any player has the ability to use.

The big question that many people are asking is whether or not Titanfall could be the Call of Duty killer, whether it be this year or in the near future. Whilst it’s very difficult to say given the completely different approach Titanfall is taking, it’s certainly unlikely it will put a dent into the Call of Duty fanbase “for the moment”.

Imagine Call of Duty as being the Apple of the gaming scene, the Call of Duty franchise is incredibly powerful and for that reason people continue to purchase the next instalment each year, either because they want to, it’s Call of Duty, or all their friends intend on playing it.

Call of Duty is a mass market title that appeals to casual, hardcore and professional gamers – whether it be you just want something to play after school/work or you play competitively, there’s elements within Call of Duty that cater to everyone.

Casual gamers are drawn to the laid back and ‘pick up and play’ nature of Call of Duty titles and may or may not delve into technicalities such as Create-a-Class, Perks and the other configurations within Call of Duty. Then you have regular, hardcore and professional gamers who have an array of added features and configurations at their disposal in order to increase their effectiveness as a player.

As quoted by Mark Rubin from Infinity Ward, the vast majority of Call of Duty players are in fact very casual gamers, and the ‘pick up and play’ nature of Call of Duty continues to appeal to the mass market. It could be assumed that many of our readers aren’t in fact ‘casual’ gamers and therefore we may see the future of Call of Duty differently.

“We have an enormous amount of players who are more in the casual game space, but they play a lot.” – “It’s kind of a weird, ironic thing to say. They aren’t hardcore gamers, or even gamers, but they play Call of Duty every night. – Mark Rubin.

Call of Duty takes a very simple approach and uses a ‘proven formula’ that continues to appeal to everyone and for that reason will likely continue to sell copies in great numbers for many years to come.

With that being said, whilst Titanfall won’t take the crown overnight, it has a very bright future ahead.

Watch our video discussing the above.

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