No doubt Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of the best selling game titles of all time, but that doesn’t hide the torcher (bugs and other issues) PS3 owners faced with the game. These issues became such unbearable pain for them that they were forced to start an online petition demanding a complete refund for the money they spent on the game from Treyarch.
Josh Olin, Treyarch Community Manager, spoke in details with VideoGamer on these issues, and said “The PS3 and PC issues are not exclusive to the PS3 and PC – the Xbox 360 has had its own fair share of issues. Every platform has issues.”
“It’s unfortunate that those bugs have to exist at all. In an ideal world 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.”
“There’s hundreds of thousands if not millions of players on the PS3 who have absolutely perfect, pristine experiences. I talk to them everyday. I see @ replies to me on twitter all the time from people going ‘I don’t know what people are complaining about. The game is perfect for me!’ So they do exist. I know that doesn’t make the people who are experiencing problems feel any better, but it should put it into perspective. If you look at the population size of the Call of Duty franchise, just a single hour of gameplay collectively after the game’s been out, you add up all the man hours that all the fans put into it, that’s more time that you could put into QA in a lifetime.”
“The sheer number of people playing is staggering, and they hit buttons and they hit glitches and walls in such weird, strange ways that we could never predict or think of.”