Avalanche Studios (Just Cause developer) founder Christofer Sundberg has stated that he believes the recent releases of both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 will mark the “end of an era”, with Call of Duty dying out and Battlefield only existing in multiplayer.
“I predict the end of an era with #CodGhosts and #BF4. I don’t believe in the future for [Call of Duty] and I believe that [Battlefield] will live on as an [multiplayer] game,” Sundberg stated on his twitter.
Sundberg’s statements might not seem too dramatic, as the recently released Ghosts has seen a dramatic decline in critical reception with the game sitting at a Metacritic score of 74. Battlefield 4 however sits at a much better score of a 85, but its single player campaign has been universally panned with its ambitious multiplayer mode being the main draw.
Sunderberg also stated that if Call of Duty were to exist, it’ll only survive as a F2P title. Activision should avoid calling the game free-to-play, but still approach it with the same idea.
“If they don’t call it F2P I think that can be successful. Build it as a platform, make players invest and get them hooked,” he said.
Call of Duty: Ghosts launched today and is available for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game will launch alongside the PS4 and Xbox One. Battlefield 4 launched on October 29 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The game will also launch with the PS4 and Xbox One.
Avalanche Studios are currently working on Mad Max for the PS4 and Xbox One.