The Avalanche studios boss says that Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 are "the end of an era".
Christofer Sundberg, Avalanche studios (Just Cause, Mad Max) founder, has taken to Twitter to express his thoughts on the latest modern military shooter efforts from Infinity Ward and DICE. Specifically, he says that Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 have ushered in "the end of an era." He doesn't see a future for Call of Duty at all, and believes that Battlefield can only live on as a multiplayer-only, possibly free-to-play title.
When asked by Eurogamer if the Call of Duty franchise could continue if singleplayer and multiplayer were offered in two distinct packages, Sundberg said "I don't think there is room for both unless they are DRASTICALLY different and publishers find new ways to monetize the players."
Sundberg believes that the titles can live on as free-to-play games, so long as they don't have "free-to-play" in the title, and build a new platform from the ground up. "If they don't call it F2P I think that can be successful. Build it as a platform, make players invest and get them hooked," he said.
Avalanche studios, which brought us Just Cause and Just Cause 2, is currently hard at work on Mad Max, an open-world game based on the Australian movie of the same name.