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Call of Duty: Vanguard Failed Due to WWII Setting, According to Activision

Activision/Blizzard 2021 annual report claims Call of Duty: Vanguard failed partly due to its WWII-era setting.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Failed Due to WWII Setting, According to Activision

As fans are eagerly waits for developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision to announce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 reboot for major platforms this year, a new Warzone experience is also arriving on PC and consoles later in 2022.

Due to poor sales of Call of Duty: Vanguard last year, Activision will reportedly be skipping their annual release schedule for 2023. Moreover, they claimed that Vanguard has underperformed partly because of its World War II-era setting.

Activision/Blizzard 2021 annual report mentions that players didn't resonate with World War II setting for Call of Duty: Vanguard. Also, a lack of innovation as a premium game and execution was largely responsible for its massive failure.

Vanguard was one of the best-selling titles of 2021 but still relatively poor for a brand-new Call of Duty game. Not only did it underperformed at launch, CoD: Vanguard sols less copies than its predecessor Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

According to 2021 report, Vanguard wasn't as innovative as Activision wanted it to be and these issues are addressed in Modern Warfare II. A teaser was released by Infinity Ward shortly after Activision/Blizzard buyout got approved lately.

Call of Duty: Vanguard has been one of the lowest sold titles and concurrent player count on all platforms. Activision revealed last year that all of their internal studios are currently working on Call of Duty and returning to Modern Warfare.