To quote Marlon Brando in The Godfather, “See how they massacred my boy.“While we’re all ready for a good Call of Duty crossover, there are growing concerns that the shooter series is desecrating some of the icons of the gaming world.
If giving Grenade a Crash Bandicoot wumpa skin or adding a high-heeled Nicki Minaj feels like a cheap cash-in, it’s nothing compared to the recent run of gaming crossovers. After allegations of “MuddyLara Croft is ruining Tomb Raider’s legacy, COD’s new Diablo crossover is getting a baptism of fire.
Diablo fans hate Call of Duty crossovers.
With Activision Blizzard holding the keys to both the CoDverse and the Sanctuary realm, a Call of Duty x Diablo crossover is always a possibility. With spooky weather now upon us, there couldn’t be a better time to see Lilith spread her wings on the battlefield. The problem is that some think the designers messed it up.
On the Diablo subreddit, an angry group of players called out Call of Duty. One said.It is now a franchise of Activision. And activity is driven by profit, not quality.“While another added,”CoD is supposed to be a ‘realistic’ military shooter, when was the last time you saw angels and demons enter battle?“
The third said sadly.Try being a Halo fan and see Master Chief everywhere except for a new cool Halo gameSomeone else reminded us that the likes of FromSoftware have had consistently great releases and said, “It’s easy to turn a profit by squandering years of goodwill to create a crappy product.“
Call of Duty reminded us that Diablo exists.
Others praised Call of Duty for bringing Diablo back into relevance. One critic wrote, “Well, when you lose about 90% of your players something has to be done to make the game ‘relevant’ again lolanother joked.Diablo has content when did this happen?”
Common misconceptions are that Diablo 4 has disappeared as soon as it arrived. The release of Baldur’s Gate 3 has been plagued by many problems. Combine that with constant nerfs and the creation of a new character for each season, Diablo 4 received a warm reception.
Thankfully, we can still turn things around. Diablo general manager Rod Ferguson has promised big changes for the upcoming “Season of Blood” and a long-awaited change for global bosses. saying, “Please tune in to Dev Streams.“Ferguson has teased change on the horizon.
We’re expecting the usual surge of returning players when “Season on Blood” releases, but it remains to be seen if Diablo 4 can claw its way back into the mainstream. In the meantime, at least we can see Lilith wearing a hat in some ass inside Call of Duty.