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Call of Duty: Black Ops dev says that releasing a bug-proof game is unachievable

Feb 9, 2011 | By Tom Senior

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Treyarch’s community manager has been talking about Call of Duty: Black Ops’ launch problems, saying that releasing a bug-free game is unachievable, but that the team are committed to solving problems with the game as soon as they emerge.

Treyarch Community Manager Josh Olin was speaking to Videogamer when he made the comments about Call of Duty: Black Ops, saying “It is unfortunate that those [bugs] have to exist at all. In an ideal would we would love to ship a completely bug-proof game. I can’t think of a single developer in the world, though, that could achieve that.â€
    
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Much easier when you put more money into bug hunting than you do marketing.
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Much easier when you put more money into bug hunting than you do marketing.
LOL, agreed
    
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Of course shipping a bug proof game is impossible. That doesn't mean there should be bugs so giant that it completely affects the playability of the game you're selling to damn near everyone who bought it. It's called BETA TESTING. Maybe if you guys weren't pushing a game out every single year you could do some of that.
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Its definately unachievable for a "developer" like Treyarch or IW or any other associated with Activion. In fact, its also hard to make the game balanced, or fair, or realistic (assumign its based on warfare). I mean.. just how big is a grenades explosive range IRL, because in CoD its about... 20 miles -_-
    
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Game has bugs? Don't release it yet.
Activision doesn't understand that concept, though.
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Of course shipping a bug proof game is impossible. That doesn't mean there should be bugs so giant that it completely affects the playability of the game you're selling to damn near everyone who bought it. It's called BETA TESTING. Maybe if you guys weren't pushing a game out every single year you could do some of that.
Yep, that's exactly what I was thinking when I read this article.

I like Black Ops but it's just sad how unoptimized it is in general for PC (IMO).
    
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Thanks for telling us something that we already know. Same for every videogame.. except for solitare, I still cant find out how to hack that..
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So I guess nobody will be getting the "Bug Free!" achievement anytime soon.


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Its definately unachievable for a "developer" like Treyarch or IW or any other associated with Activion. In fact, its also hard to make the game balanced, or fair, or realistic (assumign its based on warfare). I mean.. just how big is a grenades explosive range IRL, because in CoD its about... 20 miles -_-
The M67 frag grenade has an official casualty radius of 50 feet.
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That may be true, Bobby, but that doesn't excuse someone from not even bothering. I knock on Obsidian for it in NV, and I'll knock you over the head with it for any Activision products that have more bugs than plot points.
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