Infinity Ward: Console Wars Make Us Angry
Speaking frankly in an exclusive interview with NowGamer, Infinity Ward’s creative strategist and all-round good egg, Robert Bowling confessed this week that nothing makes him more mad than petty console feuds.
Speaking in relation to the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 community, he said: “I’m pretty vocal. I’m a gamer and I speak with them a lot whether via Twitter or the forums and I’m not afraid to let them know when they’re just being ridiculous.” He then explains how it’s really not the community’s fault a majority of the time. “Whether it’s gameplay stuff or whatever, you just have to explain it to them. Most of the time, they’re just misinformed. What they’re saying may sound completely ridiculous, but it’s most often because they just don’t know how stuff works and when you explain it to them, they’re usually like, ‘oh yeah, that makes sense’”.
But when it comes to the whole ‘my console is better than yours’ fanboyism, it’s a different story. “I was talking to this one guy recently,” Bowling recalls “He was a very angry PS3 user. Angry because he was like ‘why aren’t you talking about the PS3 version?’ and I’m like, ’NO, we’re talking about the GAME, not the 360 version.’ Just the fact that we have to explain that. Seriously. Calm down, and just look at this. The game is equal on every platform, so when we talk about a feature of the game it applies to the game as a whole. The console wars really anger me because so much effort goes into ensuring the game is the same on each platform.”