Game news Call of Duty: Why Vanguard is not successful? Activision responds
Even though Call of Duty is one of the most popular licenses of our favorite media, some episodes did not have the expected success. This is especially true of Vanguard, the last chapter. But why did this title not work? Activision responds.
Earnings below expectations, Vanguard is the cause
Some time ago, Activision, the company behind the epic of Call of Duty, announced it financial report for the first quarter of 2022. And what we can see is that the company is experiencing a significant turnover loss from one year to the next, from $ 2.28 billion to $ 1.77 billion. The company also said it recorded gross profits, with a specific delay of $ 300 million in forecasts. For Activision, the mixed reception of Call of Duty: Vanguard, a game set in World War II, would be the reason.
Indeed, Call of Duty: Vanguard was poorly received by players. According to the American company, the time chosen by their development teams, World War II, was a mistake.
While Call of Duty remains one of the most popular entertainment franchises of all time, our release in 2021 fell short of our expectations. (…) The setting of the game for World War II did not resonate with part of our community and we did not bring as much innovation to the game as we would have liked. Activision in its latest financial situation
Note, however, that Activision also seems to be forgetting the comments in the press, which were not very good when the game was released. For our part, we specifically picked a 14 out of 20 and pointed out a lot of bugs, starting with a campaign for a player that had no intensity and a Zombies feature with very shy content.
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There is also a loss in the number of players from one year to the next for the American firm. Today, Activision-Blizzard has “more” 372 million players compared to 435 million in the same period in 2021, which represents a drop of almost 14% on an annual basis.
This time, Vanguard is not the only one guilty, after all Activision is also seeing a drop in player loyalty for Battle Royale Warzone.
However, to compensate for this delay, Activision-Blizzard seems to have worked hard: recently, the company acquired by Microsoft formalized work on a Call of Duty: Warzone 2 and the restart of Modern Warfare 2, which is presented as “the most ambitious project in the history of Call of Duty”, exactly that.
For its part, Blizzard unveiled Warcraft Arclight Rumble, a Warcraft game heavily borrowed from Clash Royale, and announced the release date of Diablo Immortal. We remind you that the title is expected for June 2 on PC, iOS and Android.
With JeromeJoffardWriting jeuxvideo.com