Recently, the following image surfaced on the internet, showing an upcoming kickstarter.com project called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. The game has already raised over eight million dollars, and has already shattered tons of kickstarter.com records.
Actually, the picture is a lie. This game does not exist (that we know of), and it most certainly would never show up on kickstarter.com. This poses a big question though, should big name AAA titles seek funding by using this rapidly growing website? Would gamers actually pay the developers to develop the game BEFORE it was actually made? If you could throw down a few bucks for the next Gears of War title for some extra special goodies, would you be so inclined as to do so? Like it or not, kickstarter.com has launched a new way for games to flourish or fail. Companies like Double Fine have seen great success in using this form of financial funding, but for every Double Fine there are a slew of companies that don’t hit their goals . So, what do you guys think? Are AAA titles on kickstarter.com something we will see in the future? Do you like the way kickstarter.com gives smaller companies a chance to produce a quality game and think AAA titles should stay out of it? Let us know all your thoughts on the subject in our comments section below.