|THQ exec: Call of Duty "stamped out memories" of great shooters|
|Posted: 22.12.2012 06:15 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 19|
THQ global communications boss Huw Beynon denounced the Call of Duty series in an interview, stating that Call of Duty's repetitive formula "stamped out" what made shooters great.
According to Beynon, “I think it’s probably very true to say that there’s reaction to what used to be a small subset of the genre of a military shooter. It’s ballooned and mushroom-clouded to almost define the genre and kind of stamp out memories of what I remember being great about first person shooters, whether that was Half-Life, System Shock, or GoldenEye—where a FPS didn’t necessarily have to involve military material, it just meant an invitation to a fantastic other world, which to me was always the point of video games in the first place.”
He went on to say that gamers are tiring of the formula of the "military superman" and are looking to new IPs - like THQ's own Metro series, and expressed admiration for Dishonored.
”I’ve hugely enjoyed (Dishonored) and I’m thrilled that they’ve had success with that—it’s probably the game that’s interested me most this year and am glad to see it get the critical and hopefully commercial success that it deserves," he praised.
Metro: Last Light is due to be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this coming March 2013.
Source: PC Gamer