The exceptional development that Call of Duty loved following the launch of 2019’s Modern Warfare has shortly eroded away over the final yr. 2021’s Call of Duty: Vanguard was met with lukewarm reception from gamers and critics, which was mirrored in disappointing gross sales for the sport. As you could have anticipated, that has had fairly a big affect on the constant engagement the sequence sees from its participant base.
In its newest quarterly monetary report, Activision Blizzard reported a steep drop-off in its month-to-month energetic customers rely, particularly the place the Activision facet of issues is anxious. Standing at 150 million as of March 31, 2021, a yr later, as of March 31 of this yr, that quantity stands at 100 million- which remains to be fairly a excessive determine, however represents the decline that Call of Duty has been on of late.
Activision attributes this to some of elements, particularly, “decrease engagement” in Call of Duty: Warzone and “decrease premium gross sales” for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which has additionally resulted in a year-on-year decline in Q1 of 2022 for Call of Duty’s web bookings on PC and consoles. Call of Duty Mobile, on the different hand, hasn’t seen a lot change to its numbers.
Activision will likely be hoping that upcoming Call of Duty releases will reverse the sequence’ fortunes as soon as once more. Call of Duty: Warzone’s sequel is about to be revealed in the coming months, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)’s follow-up is being overvalued and teased forward of its official announcement as effectively. Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile can also be in improvement, although it’s been reported that there will likely be no new premium Call of Duty launch in 2023.