After seeing how well and how popular the eSports scene has been for the most recent Call of Duty instalment, you think a statement like this would be false, but according Mark Rubin, Executive Producer at Infinity Ward claims that most Call of Duty players “aren’t hardcore gamers, or even gamers” in a recent interview with OXM.
He continued on to say: “And those guys are going to continue to play regardless of platform. So I think not only will we continue to engage with that existing player base, but we’ll take next gen and see how far we can go with it.”
Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty games have always been known to be more on the ‘casual’ side, especially with the lack of support of eSports features such as proper LAN support (which was a huge complaint for their previous games – Modern Warfare 3 and Modern Warfare 2).
This also includes League Play and Spectator Mode which were both added by Treyarch in their recent Call of Duty, Black Ops 2.
Rubin continues to say that the introduction of female character models was to attract the more ‘casual’ players who like character customization.
You can read more of Rubin’s thoughts over at OXM‘s website.
Call of Duty: Ghosts launches on November 5th, 2013 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U and PC. It will later launch on Xbox One and Playstation 4 when those consoles are released.
Source: Official Xbox Magazine