The Future of Console Shooters

September 7, 2010 at 2:48 am | Posted in halo, Modern Warfare 2, video games | Leave a comment

With up coming new releases to both of my favorite console shooters rapidly approaching, one of which being a prequel Halo:Reach it has also been announced as the last game Bungie will have an active hand. Then there is also COD:Black Ops which also branches back to a time before Modern Warfare 2 story line.

The Halo series is finally coming to an end, and the disbanding of Infinite Ward, marks the end of era. I wonder what 2011 will have in store for us with shooters, since two giants in the genre could disappear off the radar. This would be the perfect opportunity for some other series, Battlefield being the first series that comes to mind to be able to expand without more well known series looming over its head as much. I guess there is always the possibility that Bungie might start a new shooter series, for now it will just have to stay a possibility until Bungie decides to display whatever it is they had been working on besides Reach.

Through the grape vine I have also heard rumor of Infinity Ward reassembling under a different name, and will continue producing games, their future will probably have a lot to do with the court battles Ex-CEO’s of Infinity Ward have been having with Activision over licensing and monetary issues.

I personally look forward to seeing what 2011 will have in store with us, maybe we will see a new giant in the industry rise up and take a place amongst all these other well known shooters. Here is to keeping your fingers crossed for some great surprises in the coming year.



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