The Co-op Episode 46: If Call of Duty Was Free To Play

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On this week’s Co-op Podcast we spoke in length about Respawn Co-founder Jason West departing from Respawn, and what Respawn has in store for us come E3. This branched off into us discussing a possible Call of Duty competitor, as Respawn used to be Infinity Ward. We started to discuss the possibility of seeing these popular First-person shooters adopting a free-to-play model where the publishers would offer the game for free but make profit only from micro-transactions. If there’s anyone who could do this, it’s definitely Activision Blizzard.

We also touched on Yu Suzuki’s desire to Kickstarter fund a new Shenmue game. Sega currently own the trademark for Shenmue, so what’s the likelihood of them lending the license to Suzuki to finish what he started? Let us know what you think.

Also we discussed the recent announcement of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and what it means to the franchise. Is it too soon for us to be given Assassin’s Creed IV?

All of this and more, be sure to take a listen and leave us your feedback below. You can also subscribe to our Podcast feed on itunes, all the latest episodes should now be up there.

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