The lights are on
According to an interview German gaming outlet KGN had with Gearbox’s CEO Randy Pitchford, the team was approached to develop a Call of Duty game and declined. According to Pitchford, making the game wouldn’t have been a “significant challenge.”
The translation below doesn't come from Google's spotty translator, but rather from Neogaf user shinobi602's forum post.
"I don’t think there’s anything to accomplish there,” says Pitchford. “I think if I was only in it for the money I would’ve done that.[...] I think to do Call of Duty right you need to do what needs to be done and there are a lot of people who can do that. For us it wouldn’t add to our credibility, it wouldn’t move us forward. There would be no significant challenge that would be gratifying to overcome."
Do you think Pitchford’s stance on the Call of Duty franchise is fair? What do you think a Gearbox-developed Call of Duty game would be like?
Source: KGN [via Neogaf]
Email the author Tim Turi, or follow on Twitter, and Game Informer.
And this is why Pitchford is awesome.
I always knew that some damn good studios weren't in it for the cash, and thank God I'm right.
HAH THATS AWESOME.
And just like that, Gearbox cemented their legend.
I absolutely think his stance is fair. Let somebody else churn out another formulaic CoD game. We need developers like Gearbox to focus on games like Borderlands.