I wanted to get this post out before someone else sparked the same idea as me and gave it to the internet. This will replace Think-a-Bit Thursdays today.
Those interested in DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are aware of what is going on. Trailers that feature the DLC are coming out later and later, rather than weeks before the product is released. Therefore, the extra content is released with no announcement as to what it is or what went into creating the content. Why is Infinity Ward being lazy and not announcing what content will be available until days after they are put online? I believe that I have the answer. See, Infinity Ward is not being lazy. They are in a dilemma. For those who don’t know, the Creative Strategist of Infinity Ward, Robert Bowling, resigned a few months ago. Robert was the figurehead of Call of Duty. He was the person who was in charge of listening to what the COD community wanted, and implementing those things into the game.
The DLC trailers have featured him so far. I believe that these trailers were put together early in the DLC stage. I think that they are all ready to be put out to the public, but they are waiting for when the next content comes out. This would mean that these trailers were pre-recorded. It wouldn’t be unlikely that Bowling was part of these trailers. If he is gone, it would no longer be appropriate to feature him in these trailers. Now, Infinity Ward is probably trying to edit the trailers and put in other representatives to take over Bowling’s speaking parts. Infinity Ward has employed a new Creative Strategist, but it would not be appropriate for her (yes, it is a she) to meet the community and announce her presence through a DLC trailer. She will be put into the public eye when Black Ops 2 starts and Infinity Ward starts discussing their new game. So that’s what I think is going on with the DLC Trailers. They have to replace Bowling with someone else to talk about the content. Still, I expect these trailers to be punctual, or Elite may not last long. It has gotten a terrible response already.