The whole thing’s burning…
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I see a lot of people getting excited about the recent rumor from CharlieIntel that their sources close to Warzone 2 were startled by how fast the player count dropped over the break.
I’m also seeing people getting excited that CoD influencers and shills who normally wouldn’t speak negatively are now changing their tunes.
Is this a sign that the dam is breaking? Or have we been here before?
The CoD community loudly complaining about the state of the game is nothing new.
But this time does feel different, right? Let’s find a trend.
Steam numbers showed Warzone 2’s player base shrinking dramatically since launch.
Raven then releases a major update that doubled UAVs and forwarded loadout guns in Warzone 2. Essentially making the game faster like Warzone 1.
Ubisoft is set to explode if they don’t start giving customers what they want.
CharlieIntel’s sources imply shock and panic at Activision.
And the online gaming industry grew tremendously over the pandemic and is only going to get larger.
So what does this all mean?
When you have plummeting interest in your number one product line…
…and you rely on a digital marketplace business model…
…in a sector that’s only growing…
…and a comparable competitor failed to release products designed to extract resources from said sector…
…you might be in trouble.
We’re in a Mexican standoff now.
Who’s going to blink first?
Is the CoD community throwing their usual tantrum and they’ll play the game and consoom the newest skin anyway?
Or is Activision putting on a front and their, “Best selling Call of Duty and so we don’t need to change course,” all just a huge cope? And they’re panicking behind the scenes…
Here’s how we’re going to know. The CoD community is using their feet to walk away from Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 but that’s only after putting money into the game.
The rumored Modern Warfare 2 “Full Premium Release” which is just going to be a formidable expansion pack is likely coming out this year.
And if Jason Schreier’s logic is right, it’s going to be full price.
And we all know it’s going to have heavy tie-ins with Warzone 2 — special blueprints, DMZ missions… anything they can throw in to boost engagement in their cash cow.
So if the sales numbers are terrible, we’ll know the CoD community is not playing around this time and we’re going to see some real change in Call of Duty.
Call of Duty sales have been on a downward trend but Activision is still making enough money to pay the bills — especially with the ten-dollar price increase.
And based on the chatter and patch changes so far, I hope we’re going to see changes the CoD community is going to love soon.
See you on the battlefield and as always, stay cool, gentlemen.