There is a running joke among hardcore gamers that 'Call of Duty' players aren't really hardcore gamers, even though the game is practically the definition of a hardcore game. Apparently, that isn't so much of a joke as it is fact.
Mark Rubin, executive producer for the series at Infinity Ward, told OXM that he doesn't think 'Call of Duty' players fit the mold of traditional hardcore gamers. "They aren't hardcore gamers, or even gamers, but they play Call of Duty every night," he said.
The basis for his point is the habits of many of 'Call of Duty's' most loyal fans, who are entirely uninterested in playing any game that isn't related to the incredibly successful series.
Rubin's comment was made in answer to a question about the impact of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both of which are launching in November and will have the newest 'Call of Duty' available at launch. He predicted that the next generation platforms won't have much of an effect at all on the franchise, as those same loyal fans are not likely to be the early adopters of a new system.
Even though it's been well known for some time among gaming enthusiasts that 'Call of Duty' has a unique fan base, it's still interesting to hear it said by a key executive at the developer.
'Call of Duty: Ghosts' will launch on November 5 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC, and for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the same day they are released.