The game did not meet expectations for Activision

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Even one of the most profitable licenses in the world can fail. This is obviously the case with Call of Duty Vanguard as Activision confesses.

With the release of the Activition Q1 2022 Financial Report, we were able to realize several things. Already the company had a worse year than the previous one, dropping from $2.28 billion to $1.77 billion. In particular, we can also see that there is a shortfall compared to the forecast of $300 million. Call of Duty involved?

The Call of Duty Vanguard case

For the publisher, this lack is explained in particular by the very relative success of Call of Duty Vanguard. This one in particular had a bad reception with the players.

Call of Duty remains one of the most popular entertainment franchises of all time, our 2021 release fell short of our expectations.

In particular, we are told that the setting of the Second World War did not resonate enough with the players in this Call of Duty. Furthermore, it is also explained that there was probably a lack of innovation. It’s always interesting to see Activision confess its failure. But can we go further in the analysis? And to speculate, for example, that it is not necessarily the framework of the Second World War that is the problem but its treatment.

While this terrible conflict already offers a multitude of truthful and heroic stories, why sink into historical untruths? (Task Force, etc.). While it is generally enough to open a history book on the military theme to realize that the Special Forces already existed via units like the Kieffer Commandos or the British SAS? Here it is only the opinion of yours truly but the communication around the Second World War in the game may have been badly done unlike a certain Call of Duty WW2.

What did you think of itand episode Vanguard personally?

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