Treyarch’s Community Manager, Josh Olin, has had a lot of pressure placed on himself and the team behind the upcoming title Call of Duty: Black Ops. Considering the time and money being invested into the project by Activision boss, Bobby Kotick, the title has no choice but to deliver not only on sales but in sheer quality as well.
Olin understands the expectations that not only Kotick has, but fans of the series have as well. When questioned about the situation and if the added pressure from Kotick to have the most expensive launch ever has mattered, Olin joked: “If the boss says it has to be. It had better be, right?”
“My interpretation of that was that they’re going to put the biggest amount of support behind it than any other title they’re put behind so far. That’s the way I’d word that. If that happens, great, I really hope it does. I hope we can set new records, that would be wonderful. At Treyarch we’re just focussing on making the best game possible, and hopefully if we succeed in that, then we’ll make the best game we’ve ever made, and good things will come of it.”
It’s great to know that Treyarch is focused on delivering the best possible game to gamers. It must be difficult to know you’re going to have to live in the shadow of what Infinity Ward accomplished every other year in delivering exceptional (not really) experiences within the Call of Duty franchise. After all, World at War wasn’t exact ground breaking or record breaking, so a lot needs to be proven considering Respawn Entertainment (formerly pretty much Infinity Ward) will be looking to make a splash with its first title.
How many of you are looking forward to Black Ops?