Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2020

somebrains

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They lost a year of Dev time bc activision had to shuffle studio release cycle.
I guess Sledgehammers build was that bad.
I’m thinking I should ignore CoD until they can get builds to a better state.

I’m still getting hard crashes today after cleaning out game files and rolling driver back.
 

Flogger23m

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I can't play at all.
Tried all the fixes, guess I'll wait.
Nothing like a constant hard crash power cycle wash rinse repeat.

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Loosing a year of dev times makes sense. BO4 came out prior to MW 2019. Consider BO is a Treyarch series it should have come out 2021. Sounds like they rushed it and swapped main studios. Clearly, they need 3 years of development time. Might explain some of the animations.

Edit: Got in and tried it. Sounds and animations are a good bit worse. At the end of the game when it goes into slow motion shoot your gun. Even the movement under recoil just looks old. Doesn't seem like you can select your fire mode either, so the M16 is stuck on burst. And it has a 20 round mag that holds 30 rounds (lol?). Throwing grenades just looks and feels odd. MW grenades are stupidly bouncy but this is even worse. Looks like 3D / picture in picture scopes was dropped to. Was impressive to finally see a mainstream game adopt it, but now this game no longer has it? Another step back feature wise.

I'll try it some more, but it just seems like too much of a downgrade.
 
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Maybe my standards have lowered over the years. Game looks good and is fun. I love the 80’s setting. It’s standard COD fare though so if you don’t like the typical formula you probably won’t like this. I might get it, the only reason I’m hesitating is November is packed with game releases and I have limited time to play.
 

somebrains

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Get something similar.

Loosing a year of dev times makes sense. BO4 came out prior to MW 2019. Consider BO is a Treyarch series it should have come out 2021. Sounds like they rushed it and swapped main studios. Clearly, they need 3 years of development time. Might explain some of the animations.

Edit: Got in and tried it. Sounds and animations are a good bit worse. At the end of the game when it goes into slow motion shoot your gun. Even the movement under recoil just looks old. Doesn't seem like you can select your fire mode either, so the M16 is stuck on burst. And it has a 20 round mag that holds 30 rounds (lol?). Throwing grenades just looks and feels odd. MW grenades are stupidly bouncy but this is even worse. Looks like 3D / picture in picture scopes was dropped to. Was impressive to finally see a mainstream game adopt it, but now this game no longer has it? Another step back feature wise.

I'll try it some more, but it just seems like too much of a downgrade.

I worked on game POCs where we reskinned a previous build just to show to product directors.

Kinda like shooting 12 diff scenes for an ad, TV show, or movie just to get options they want to discuss.

What I've watched of this beta so far seems a lot like "watch/play this, you get the drift, if we want to fill these soft phases with a specific hard direction let's revisit the cuts you like with your changes at *** date."
 

Geforcepat

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Game Needs a bit of tweaking and it'll be good to go. graphics look and run fine. as some mentioned earlier they need to tweak the movement and feel. MW has set the standard and Treyarch needs to meet it in their own way. but it's not there yet. It did crash to menu out of a match last night. But it's early we'll see how this handles and feels on the 13th.
 
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