Activision BLIZZARD said that the “Call of Duty” series was reduced from the same period of the previous year in the first quarter of FY20122, which was held in April this year, and one of the factors was “Call of Duty: Vanguard”. He mentions that he did not swing. Regarding the sluggish sales, the company seems to think that one of the reasons this work was based on World War II. Overseas media Kotaku and others report.
Activision BLIZZARD has released an analog of 2021 on April 29 this year. Among them, the company commented that “Call of Duty: Vanguard” was not in line with the company’s expectations. The cause is mainly in the company’s judgment, recalling that the choice of setting the era of World War II did not resonate with the hearts of some communities. One of the reasons is that the uneasy content was not delivered.
“CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD” was released last November for PC/PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X | S. SLEDGEHAMMER GAMES, who worked on “CALL OF DUTY: WWII” released in 2017, has been a work depicting World War II for the first time in four works since the same work.
“Call of Duty: WWII” was a relatively high reputation and succeeded in sales. It has been the most sold in North America in North America in 2017, in North America, in 2017, in 2017, in 2017, by the end of the year, $ 1 billion in North America. On the other hand, “Call of Duty: vanguard” is sluggish in terms of evaluation and as described above. It has been reported that the first week of launch in the United Kingdom was 40%lower than the previous work “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” (total package and downloaded version, GameSindusTry.biz).
When it comes to World War II, it has been known as a popular content in games, including FPS, including the Call of Duty series. However, Activision Blizzard states that the setting of that era is the cause of the “Call of Duty: vanguard”. In fact, among gamers, “separation of World War II” seems to be in some cases.
Overseas media Gamesindustry.biz conducted a questionnaire in November last year saying, “Why didn’t you buy” Call of Duty: Vanguard “?” According to the results, 24 % of the respondents have chosen because they are not attracted to the setting of World War II. By the way, the respondents say “hardcore gamers” who visited the game event EGX (UK) and PAX (USA) (related article).
In this questionnaire, many respondents said, “I’m busy because I play other games (55%)” and “I got tired of the” Call of Duty “series (34%). It can be said that the only setting of World War II is not the reason for the sluggish sales. In that sense, Activision Blizzard seems to be able to be regarded as a larger or even larger factor as an era setting.
Activision Blizzard will release “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II” as the latest work in the “Call of Duty” series. This is the sequel to “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” released in 2019, which is in charge of development by Infinity Ward. In this annual report, the company has declared that it will be the most ambitious work in the series, as it will launch a new work after working on the issue of Call of Duty: vanguard. The official announcement is waiting for what kind of work it will be.