Call of Duty Developers Angry Over Campaign Joke at The Game Awards

Various Call of Duty developers are expressing their disappointment over a jest made by Christopher Judge at The Game Awards in regards to the length of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III’s campaign.

During the recent Game Awards, Judge, known for his role as Kratos in God of War, joked that his speech last year lasted longer than the campaign for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.

Although the audience found the joke amusing, current and former developers took to Twitter to express their disapproval of the joke and even took aim at the God of War franchise for its sales and engagement compared to Call of Duty.

Developers feel hurt by the joke at their expense

“Funny, but yeah, the metrics that Call of Duty absolutely crushes all of the God of War games (probably combined, to be honest) in is also equally laughable (if not more),” read one developer’s tweet. Another developer noted that God of War has “short user engagement” once the game is consumed, while another simply lamented the fact that they were mocked by a peer at the awards.

“Honestly, as Call of Duty developers, we’ve heard way worse. But we don’t expect it from a peer at an event that is supposed to be celebrating this year’s achievements in gaming. Especially with all the information that was leaked about its development,” said one anonymous developer.

The Modern Warfare III campaign was subject to mockery upon its release, as it appears to be able to be completed in only around 3-4 hours, a surprisingly low number compared to past years. While Call of Duty campaigns are not notoriously long, they usually last up to around 8-10 hours to complete. The previous entry in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, took around eight hours to beat, according to the game tracking website HowLongToBeat.