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The Bizarre Reason Activision Blizzard Claims Call of Duty: Vanguard Flopped
The "Call of Duty" franchise has been at the forefront of gaming culture, is considered a pioneer IP when it comes to first-person shooters, and typically makes a killing when it comes to sales. Unfortunately, the Activision-owned series sustained a blow in regards to the financial performance of its latest title, "Call of Duty: Vanguard."
From the outset, "Vanguard" suffered from a plethora of issues, including countless cheating scandals and the discovery that Search & Destroy mode was broken. However, the powers that be at Activision don't seem to think that these factors were the primary cause for the commercial shortcomings of "Call of Duty: Vanguard."
In an annual report to investors, Activision Blizzard noted the poor sales performance and seemed to place most of the blame on the World War II setting. The report reads, "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."