Call of Duty Devs Reply to Backlash Over Modern Warfare 2’s Santa Sena Border Crossing Map

by Ethan Marley

Modern Warfare 2’s border crossing map Santa Sena has prompted numerous frustration for followers and developer Infinity Ward has lastly responded to the suggestions.

Speaking to Dexerto, multiplayer design director Geoff Smith defined that Infinity Ward did not essentially intention to create a superbly balanced map with Santa Sena, however as a substitute simply needed one thing enjoyable.

“Map-wise, we attempt to have a steadiness between experiential maps and the extra aggressive maps,” he stated. “Not all of them are tremendous sweaty, balanced ones. There’s ones the place ‘hey, it’d be actually cool to combat over a border crossing.’”

The map was criticised resulting from its slender structure but additionally due to the bumper-to-bumper site visitors. All of the vehicles are additionally destructible, that means they will unexpectedly explode at any given second.

According to Smith, it was imagined to channel certainly one of my favorite movies – Sicario. “I do know that map’s not tremendous in style in sure teams, however we wish to maintain it enjoyable and it’s actually neat to maneuver by way of these vehicles, channelling Sicario,” he stated. “So, we attempt to maintain it enjoyable and swap it up, however there’s a steadiness.”

Smith continued: “You know, our person base is so large. We attempt to steadiness as a lot as we will. I believe it’s essential to have these enjoyable, experiential maps, and we clearly have sufficient for the CDL to have their play area.

“[We aren’t] attempting to wreck individuals’s enjoyable on each single map. I believe we even seemed into conserving these vehicles from blowing up each spherical in search and destroy as a result of that will get actually outdated. We type of simply make changes as we go, however I believe it’s essential to have all kinds of experiences. Not all people’s into tremendous sweaty matches, so we type of steadiness it for everybody. We do our greatest.”

IGN’s Modern Warfare 2 assessment gave it 8/10 and stated: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is probably the most enjoyable I’ve had in CoD multiplayer in a very good lengthy whereas. It’s taken what was already a mechanically strong multiplayer sport and improved on it with a weapon customization system that is nearly limitless in its potentialities, and its new give attention to greater maps with tons of gamers has paid off huge time.”

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Ryan Leston is an leisure journalist and movie critic for IGN. You can comply with him on Twitter.

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