Call of Duty: Vanguard was met with mixed reviews from fans following its release, it seems that the title didn’t blow up to be the success we all thought.
Players were initially dubious when the title was first revealed as it was a completely new take on the series to what we have seen in the franchise previously with Black Ops and Modern Warfare.
Not only this, but the game took on a World War II setting which is something we have seen happen many times over, now it seems that Activision think the game has failed to reach expectations due to the World War II aspect.
It seems Vanguard did not reach expected sales numbers or concurrent players but Activision think that the declining interest in World War II is to blame for the downward spiral of the game.
Activision suggested that the games setting has not helped the success of the game in a recent financial report, “While Call of Duty remains one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time, our 2021 premium release didn’t meet our expectations, we believe primarily due to execution”.
The report went on to say “The game’s World War II setting didn’t resonate with some of our community and we didn’t deliver as much innovation in the premium game as we would have liked”.
Could it be that the recurring war setting that we have seen since 2003 is to blame for the game not reaching its intended success?
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