There are a lot of long running franchises out there that just keep kicking. They’re timeless and beloved. They’re your Marios, your Pokemons, and your Grand Theft Autos. Well, you get the point.
But other franchises can suffer from something called franchise fatigue. Just ask Activision, who absolutely squeezed every last ounce of life from the Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Guitar Hero franchises. At least they have Call of Duty, but even that has stagnated. The fact of the matter is that some things have to change or die ,and there are certainly some franchises out there that might need to head for the chopping block. Or, at the very least, they should take some time to go back to the drawing board.