We’re getting ghostly on this edition of EBC as we discuss the future of annual installments for franchises like Call of Duty. Plus, MGS fans get grounded, Bungie balks at nickel and diming, and your trip to South Park has been delayed - AGAIN! All of that and more on this monstrous edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
TOPIC: GHOST STORIES - After lackluster reviews for Call of Duty: Ghosts, team EBC evaluates whether or not the growing trend of yearly franchise installments will begin to take a hit. What would truly cause a series like COD to take a break and how do other yearly franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Madden and more learn from the Ghost stories being told? We analyze all things annual in this epic edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast.
My biggest fear of next-gen is a lack of improvement of online infrastructures. Too many times this year gamers have been burned by broken or unstable multiplayer, as evidenced by my own experience in GTA: Online, and is almost becoming industry standard.
I understand this problem has been addressed as a lack of proper technology to test and adapt to the stresses massive multiplayer games, so here's hoping that next-gen will come with improvements to producing these infrastructures. Not only that, but hopefully this generation's online infrastructure dilemmas, will encourage those who had serviceable online gameplay to refine their respective net-codes to provide an even better experience worthy of being deemed "next-gen".