Activision is very hard on its own failure with Call of Duty: Vanguard and promises improvements for upcoming parts.
Everyone knows: Call of Duty is usually more of the same, but sometimes there is an extra bit of spice with a new release. That was not the case at all in the case of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Activision admits. Hard honest honesty about your own game is refreshing to say the least. And in their own words, that will benefit the upcoming Modern Warfare 2!
Activision: Call of Duty: Vanguard has failed
According to Activision Vanguard has not lived up to its expectations and is very open about it. The game has not achieved what it should. Interestingly enough, Activison also partly blames the setting of the game.
While Call of Duty remains one of the most successful entertainment franchises ever, the 2021 premium CoD fell short of our expectations, mainly because of our own execution. Also, the World War II setting didn’t resonate with some of our community, and we didn’t deliver as much innovation as we’d like.
The most recent Call of Duty was a fairly conventional CoD in most aspects. The immersive single player did some interesting things, but the multiplayer once again handled it run and gun principle. That is always the case, and that bothers many a bit.
So it’s not surprising that the game on Metacritic an average of 73 from critics but got an unprecedented low 3.8 from users (average of score PS5, Xbox Series X and PC); Technically, the games are very strong, but everyone is just a bit done with it.
All in all, it remains to be seen how long Activision will last in this release cycle. Probably infinite, as the games continue to sell extremely well. But maybe every now and then something new is thrown into the mix. And every now and then we get a rehashed Modern Warfare that does it extra well so that it doesn’t seem so bad.