Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare dev: We take fan feedback "very seriously"
Sledgehammer Games says, "We actively listen, even if we can't always respond or agree"; studio adds that "something special" is in the works for eSports fans.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games takes fan feedback "very seriously," studio cofounder Michael Condrey said in comments posted on Reddit. Though he says Sledgehammer is listening to what you have to say, you shouldn't expect the studio to be able to respond or even to agree, Condrey cautioned.
"Sledgehammer Games takes fan feedback very seriously. With [40 million] voices strong, there are always going to be competing viewpoints within the fan community. We also have passionate visions of the game we want to deliver," Condrey said. "Bottomline, we actively listen, even if we can't always respond or agree."
"So thanks for being here, and for helping us make the game be the best it can. Every developer on this game has one goal--to create the highest quality experience of our careers," he added. "So one favor--keep it classy and constructive. As fans, we owe it to each other and the game."
In a separate Reddit post, Condrey said the eSports community is a "valued partner" for the Call of Duty series overall. He wouldn't say anything about what Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will offer for uber-competitive players, but teased that eSports players won't be disappointed.
"We look forward to being able to talk about our exciting [multiplayer] plans for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Until then, know that we are working closely with, and for, the competitive community to deliver something special this year," Condrey said. "More to come! Keep the feedback coming."
Just last week, Activision said it was "absolutely committed" to supporting eSports players for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. So far, Activision has said nothing about the game's multiplayer component, but if the game's EXO suit super-abilities transfer over to the game's multiplayer mode, the series stands to be shaken up in a major way.