- Activision is famous for doing some pretty shady things over the years.
- Their latest act is to get players to fork out for in-game KDR information that is normally freely available.
- This is a brand-new low for a game company already dredging the bottom of the moral sewer.
Games companies have done a lot of shady stuff over the years.None have done more shady stuff than Activision has though. Possibly it comes with being one of the oldest video game companies out there. Either that or they’ve lost all their soul and truly are driven solely by profits.
No matter what the case, Activision has been screwing over their player base for years.Call of Duty Modern Warfare is just the latest vehicle to do that. The upcoming bundle for the game really takes things a step too far by charging for a feature that has been free in FPS games since it was created.
Modern Warfare’s Lack of In-Game KDR
KDR stands for Kill / Death Ratio and is a pretty decent indicator of how good a player is. It basically compares the number of kills someone has to the number of deaths they’ve suffered. Obviously, the higher the kills and the lower the deaths the better. In general, keeping up a 1: 1 ratio is the general goal of most standard deathmatch players.
Pretty much every first-person shooter game in recent memory has allowed you to see your number of deaths during a deathmatch. It’s quite important to keep that sort of information available, as your team needs to maintain a positive death-to-kills ratio overall to win – or at least a better ratio than your opponents.
The only real reason to remove this information in Modern Warfarewould have been to stop low-level players from feeling bad. At least, that’s what it seemed like at first. That is until this new bundle was announced which made the real reason clear: to make as much money from their players as possible.