Developer of Red Orchestra games, Tripwire Interactive discussed one of it’s competitors, ‘Call of Duty‘ and they didn’t have anything good to say about the game.
Speaking with PC Gamer, Tripwire President John Gibson was asked for his thoughts on the current state of FPS games, and he had some interesting things to say about one of the genre’s biggest players.
“I think that single-player shooters are getting better, I think they’re finally coming out from under the shadow of the Hollywood movie, overblown “I’m on a rail” linear shooter. I’m talking about Call of Duty-style shooters.”
“The melding of RPG elements and shooter elements has been great. I’ve seen this reflected in a lot of the reviews, it’s like, “Okay guys, we’re tired of this on-rails experience,” he said.
“I’m really discouraged by the current state of multiplayer shooters. I think that, and I hate to mention names, because it sounds like I’m just jealous of their success, but I’m really, I feel like Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players.”
He went on, “I know that’s a bold statement, but I won’t just throw stones without backing it up. When I was developing Action Mode [for RO2], I got a group of people that I know that are pretty hardcore Call of Duty players.
And my goal was to create something that was accessible enough for them to enjoy the game—not turn it into Call of Duty, but try to make something that I thought was casual enough but with the Red Orchestra gameplay style that they would enjoy.”
“And we iterated on it a lot. And just listening to all the niggling, pedantic things that they would complain about, that made them not want to play the game, I just thought, “I give up. Call of Duty has ruined this whole generation of gamers,” he concluded.
Tripwire Interactive is an American game development studio and publisher based in Roswell, Georgia, formed by members of the international team that created the acclaimed Unreal Tournament 2004 mod, Red Orchestra: Combined Arms. Red Orchestra won top prize in the nVidia-sponsored Make Something Unreal competition.
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Source: PC Gamer.