Activision lost millions of players, next year’s Call of Duty delayed

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Activision Blizzard has been losing millions of players and now it looks like for the first time in about 20 years Call of Duty will be skipping a year. Watch this week’s Weekend Roundup for the full context!

In other news; Halo Infinite scaled back, EA loves single-player games now, a mobile World of WarCraft game was canceled, and Sony ditches a PS5 feature.

This week’s 5-Second Review is for a very specific audience and the Coming Soon section encourages cult-like behavior… but also heralds another great PlayStation exclusive coming to PC.

Thanks for watching everyone and have a great weekend!

00:00 – Activision lost millions of players, next year’s Call of Duty delayed

06:56 – Halo Infinite’s world ‘scaled back’

07:50 – EA voices support for single-player games

08:59 -​​ Mobile WoW canceled

09:43 -Sony ditching PS5 accolades

10:21 – 5-Second Review

10:42 – Coming Soon

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SOURCES

[IGN] Activision Blizzard loses millions of players

https://www.ign.com/articles/activision-blizzard-loses-millions-of-players-but-adds-25-more-developers-year-on-year

[VGC] Diablo Immortal player spends 100k but can’t access PvP

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/diablo-immortal-player-says-hes-lost-access-to-pvp-games-after-spending-100k-on-microtransactions/

[Metacritic] Call of Duty Vanguard Metacritic

https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/call-of-duty-vanguard

[IGN] Call of Duty Vanguard underperformance blames setting

https://www.ign.com/articles/activision-call-of-duty-vanguard-underperforming-blames-ww2

[VGC] Activision active player numbers fall below 100 million

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/activisions-active-player-base-falls-below-100-million-for-the-first-time-since-2019/

[Bloomberg] Activision to delay planned Call of Duty game

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-22/activision-to-delay-next-year-s-planned-call-of-duty-game?sref=xuVirdpv

[Eurogamer] Diablo Immortal slows Activision player exodus

https://www.eurogamer.net/diablo-immortal-launch-turns-around-two-year-trend-of-tumbling-blizzard-player-numbers

[TecRadar] Halo Infinite open world scaled back

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/halo-infinites-open-world-underwent-significant-scaling-back-for-launch

[VGC] EA says single-player games are cool now

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ea-says-single-player-games-are-a-really-important-part-of-its-portfolio/

[Bloomberg] Blizzard and Netease cancel a mobile World of WarCraft game

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/blizzard-netease-scrap-warcraft-mobile-game-after-financing-dispute-1.1800898

[PushSquare] Sony ending PS5 accolades feature

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2022/07/sony-discontinuing-ps5-accolades-as-no-one-used-them

[PlayStation] Official PlayStation support page about PS5 accolades trailer

https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/support/important-notice/

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