Call of Duty Black Ops Demo
Activision has struck gold with the Call of Duty franchise and the great success they had with COD 4: Modern Warfare really put them over the top of any other first person shooter. Ever since that game’s release any title they published since then has gone on to become a smash hit, selling millions of copies and breaking all sort of opening day sales records. With these huge sales numbers that get posted with the release of each new COD title, Activision really does not need to release a demo before the game hits retail.
It used to be custom an upcoming video game would have it’s demo released prior to the game hitting the retail stores. Those days are long since dead. It takes a lot of money to develop a video game and some of that money would need to be budgeted towards developing and testing a playable demo if one was planned to be released. With tight budgets and strict deadlines by the publishers breathing down the developer’s back, there really are no resources set aside for a demo. It seems like these last few Call of Duty games have been coming off the assembly line and into the stores, with a new COD being released what feels like every year.
Some developers like to produce a demo of their game as a means of marketing to promote it and create hype. Call of Duty Black Ops is the seventh title to be released in the franchise. There is already enough hype and excitement about COD 8. When you have this many smash hits, you do not need to put out a demo of the game because people are already going to buy it. The last thing publishers want to do is put out a demo that is not a true reflection of the retail game – not when people line up at midnight with hand in cash ready to be fed.
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