All publications by tag «Call of Duty»
Sony fears that Microsoft will release a low-quality version of Call of Duty on PlayStation
Sony has shared with the British regulator concerns about the future of the Call of Duty series on its consoles if a deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard takes place. In particular, she suggested that the corporation will start releasing games with bugs and poor performance on the PlayStation.
Microsoft: Only 3% of PlayStation console owners are ready to switch to Xbox if Call of Duty becomes exclusive
Microsoft is confident that the British regulator has greatly overestimated the number of Call of Duty fans who will buy Xbox consoles if the corporation makes the franchise exclusive. To prove their point, Microsoft commissioned a study from the independent company YouGov.
Gabe Newell is glad that Call of Duty will be able to be released on Steam for another 10 years
The head of Valve commented on Microsoft‘s promise to leave the Call of Duty series on Steam for 10 years if the deal with Activision Blizzard takes place. Gabe Newell stated that he was pleased with this offer and takes it as a compliment to Steam.
Microsoft has committed to release Call of Duty on NIntendo consoles for 10 years
Phil Spencer announced that Microsoft has agreed to release Call of Duty on Nintendo consoles after completing the purchase of Activision Blizzard. He also confirmed that the games in the series will continue to be released on Steam at the same time as the release on Xbox.
Microsoft is not against signing a multi-year contract for the release of Call of Duty not only with Sony, but also with other platform holders
This was stated by Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, in a column for The Wall Street Journal. He also confirmed that the corporation offered Sony to sign a contract for a period of 10 years for the release of Call of Duty on the PlayStation.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 has been played by over 25 million people in five days since its release
The developers announced the achievement of the free battle royale on the official Twitter account of the Call of Duty franchise. They did not specify how the Warzone 2.0 audience was distributed across platforms.
Phil Spencer is ready to discuss with Sony and regulators a longer stay of Call of Duty on PlayStation
This was stated by the head of Xbox in the framework of the Decoder podcast. He did not name the approximate period for which Call of Duty may linger on Sony consoles, but noted that it is a bit silly to expect Microsoft to sign a contract with the word “forever”.
Initial sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 amounted to $800 million
Activision announced that in the first three days of sales, which fell at the beginning of the weekend, the revenue of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 reached $800 million. This is the highest-grossing opening weekend in the history of the franchise.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II showed an excellent sales start. First data
On October 28, the world release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II took place. A weekend later, the first information about sales appeared. No specific figures, unfortunately. However, even without them, it is clear that the shooter is doing very well at the start.
Phil Spencer: “We want to treat Call of Duty like Minecraft”
Microsoft continues to convince both international regulators and the gaming community that the purchase of Activision Blizzard will not radically change the situation on the market. The latest statement by Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, is just about this.
The authors of Call of Duty were accused of stealing the design of another skin
Two days ago, the Call of Duty Twitter account announced a new operative skin — Doomsayer. But gamers quickly noted its similarity to the Variant 402 skin from the game Deadrop, which is being developed by the Midnight Society studio.
The revenue of the Call of Duty franchise exceeded $ 30 billion, and the total sales of its games — 425 million copies
Yesterday, Activision showed the first full-fledged trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and soon after shared statistics on the entire franchise. The company told about the success of the Call of Duty series of games in an interview with The Washington Post.
Activision Blizzard has bought the Digital Legends mobile studio. She will play in the Call of Duty universe
Activision Blizzard has announced the purchase of a mobile studio. A Barcelona-based Digital Legends developer specializing in shooters has passed into her hands. The amount and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Game developers on business trips: “It’s tedious and requires a lot of work”
Glen Schofield, former director of Sledgehammer Games, spoke about the importance of research activities when creating Call of Duty. However, the Kotaku publication compared his work trips with vacations and considered that the head of a large studio had nothing to complain about. Many developers came to Scofield’s defense. They explained why business trips are tedious and difficult work.
Activision has launched a studio to create mobile AAA games. The first project will be on IP Call of Duty
Activision has a new internal mobile studio. It’s called Activision Mobile. Its launch became known from the published vacancies of the company. They also indicate that the studio will be engaged in a mobile game under the Call of Duty brand. The media suggested that we are talking about the Warzone port.
Tencent closes Chinese Call of Duty Online — including due to low revenue
Call of Duty Online is a free—to-play version of the shooter, available exclusively in China. Tencent has decided to stop supporting the game after six years on the market. It is reported that after the servers are closed, players will be offered to transfer accounts to Call of Duty: Mobile.This became known on May 31 on the official Call of Duty Online website.
The 1v1Me app has raised $2 million — it allows you to bet on matches in Fortnite and Call of Duty
The 1v1Me app has been launched on iOS, which allows you to bet on matches in online games. Currently, access to it can be obtained only by invitation. However, its authors have already raised $2 million for the development of their startup.The company 1v1Me was founded by young entrepreneurs Anthony Geranio and Alex Emmanuel.