Call Of Duty: Ghosts Ditches Quick-Scoping And Promotes Eminem
Catchy headline, right? I made it myself. I’m not exactly a multiplayer person but even I despise the ‘art’ of quick-scoping favoured by some Call of Duty players. It’s an act that many hate and feel gives those abusing the trick an unfair advantage. Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin explained on Twitter that CoD: Ghosts is ringing in some changes to sniper rifles. Chief among these is the possible removal of quick-scoping or at least the negation of its efficacy and the ease with which it can be abused.
“Is it gone completely? Maybe,” he said. “It certainly won’t be viable in the way it previously was.”
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Rubin said the team had focused on making the Marksman class a more viable option across all maps and play styles.
“The changes we’ve made, like dual render scopes and increased damage really make snipers a great competitive class to use,” Rubin said.
“We’ve also done a lot with map design (sight lines and cover) to ensure that all classes are viably effective. Both short range and long range classes will be effective on the same maps.”
Meanwhile Call of Duty: Ghosts is on course to become the most pre-ordered game of 2013. That’s according to GameStop’s senior vice president of merchandising Bob Puzon. No surprise really considering Call of Duty tops global sales each year. What is curious is that according to Activision Publishing president Eric Hirshberg in an earnings call, pre-orders for Ghosts are “well below” those for last year’s Black Ops 2. He attributed this to reluctance based on the console generation shift.
While no figures were disclosed, Hirshberg said the company’s “quantitative consumer research” indicates that “hesitation amongst past CoD pre-orderers is primarily due to not knowing which platform they’ll be playing on, which is natural at this time in the console transition.”
Staying with previews, remember that multiplayer trailer we saw not long ago? The one with Eminem pumping in the background. Well, get ready for some more Marshall Mathers because pre-ordering the game with GameStop gets you a redeemable code to download his latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Special Edition at a discounted price of $8.99.
I know that doesn’t apply to us but it seemed like something fun to include. It segways nicely into the next bit which is that Eminem’s music will feature in the final game. Not a fan of him? Deal with it , I guess.