Call of Duty: Vanguard didn’t meet Activision’s expectations, World War II setting and lack of innovation blamed

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Call of Duty: Vanguard underperformed for Activision Blizzard, it has been revealed. The firm that’s presently being sued by New York City over mismanagement claims that the first-person shooter’s World War II setting and lack of innovation had been in charge for its disappointing gross sales.

Activision Blizzard has opened up on Call of Duty: Vanguard’s underperformance in a brand new annual report. Activision explains that “while Call of Duty remains one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time,” Vanguard didn’t meet its gross sales expectations. Activision blames itself and the game’s “execution” for its disappointing efficiency.

Specifically, Activision argues that the game’s return to a World War II setting “didn’t resonate with some” gamers. It’s added, too, that Activision believes that it “didn’t deliver as much innovation in” Vanguard because it “would have liked.” With a number of video games now set in the course of the Second World War, maybe followers have had their fill of the period. There are solely so many occasions you possibly can re-tell the identical tales, with drained tropes failing to elevate the game past the Call of Duty video games earlier than it.

Despite its latest underperforming, Call of Duty remains to be an enormous deal. Over half of U.S. console avid gamers would subscribe to Game Pass for Activision video games, in spite of everything. Vanguard might show to be a blip, however with out additional innovation, the long-running sequence is in hassle of rising more and more stale. Everyone is aware of what to anticipate in a Call of Duty game. Hopefully, the brand new Modern Warfare 2 can shake issues up.