This has been an interesting year for gaming with a lot of role reversal taking place. First we have E3, which left a sour taste in most of the Xbox One potential customers mouths. If you believe what you read on social media and YouTube you’ll see a lot of once loyal customers are voting with there disposable income and are planning on joining the Sony dynasty. Almost ending the console war before it has even started…..That’s if you believe everything you read. This bashing of the Xbox One is not to dissimilar to how people reacted to the news of the PS3 7 years ago. Yet the PS3 did eventually prove itself.
I lost count of the negative feedback I read after every Call of Duty game is announced, Yet it is one of the highest grossing gaming franchise in history.
Then we have the age old CoD vs BF series,
Battlefield veterans have always been outnumbered by the CoD elitists and as such for the survival of our gaming tribe we tend to look down on CoD as a mainstream cash cow only designed to bleed your wallet dry. Things have not changed. Untill BF3 came out. Marketing was mainstream and a lot of money had clearly been spent on it. Through out the life cycle the population of BF3 has been growing and overshadows the likes of BFBC2. Even Battlefield Premium mirrors the CoD elite. I think it’s safe to say that this is because there are a lot more CoD converts who feel as though they want a change of scenery. YouTube commentators have played there part in bringing BF3/BF4 footage and news to the masses and it has all boiled down to this….
Call of Duty Ghosts vs Battlefield 4
I would bet that CoD Ghosts will outsell BF4, (Not a safe bet) but I also bet that BF4 will have the biggest population yet in any BF game, and the extra numbers would more than likely be from the CoD fanbase.
So my question is this, How are the Battlefield veterans and CoD elitists going to co-exist? Will there be a change in the community dynamics?
It wouldn’t be a far fetched to say CoD community tends to have a lower average age due to how mainstream it really is, It’s a franchise that has been mentioned in films, mainstream tv, and national and international news papers. So every kid with a working mouth and a hand can point and say ”I want that one”
The Battlefield games started many moons ago on the PC, and there is a definite learning curve you must learn to play a battlefield game properly. This all leads to an older gamer generally.
So what are your thoughts? I’m interested in what you guys think