Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Console player stats are yet to arrive and we doubt they will as such stats aren’t shared, however, we are seeing that the game is struggling on PC. Steam stats show the lack of audience that is interested in Infinite Warfare on PC.
On the second day of release, the game peaked out at 15,312. At the time of this writing, we have little over 4,000 players trying to battle it out in Infinite Warfare. To make matters worse, Activision decided to further split its PC user base by not allowing cross-play between Steam and Windows 10.
Which means you have a digital copy from Windows 10 Store, you won’t be able to play with anyone from Steam. There is hardly anyone playing Call of Duty on Windows 10 so Microsoft had to refund a player as he wasn’t able to find any games online. On Steam, good luck finding matches for modes other than Team Death Match.
Things will only get worse for those who have purchased the Season Pass, the already tiny user base will split into another section. PC is the biggest gaming platform in the world so why does the biggest shooter franchise is doing so poorly on it? It is to be noted that this wasn’t always the case.
In fact, other installments have done well on PC but one has to wonder, what is happening to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on PC? It looks like franchise fatigue is setting in and in my personal opinion PC gamers in general, are smart buyers when it comes to spending their money on milked franchises.
PC gamers are more vocal and usually, speak with their wallets when it comes to products they do or do not like. COD’s fatigue is indeed affecting its sales and player base on PC but how much difference does PC make? Is it enough for Activision to refresh and reboot the franchise by taking at least 3 years off?
It is also a fact that COD is much more popular on consoles and makes of most its money from PlayStation and Xbox. However, sales in the UK are down by 43% compared to Black Ops 3 on consoles which must be concerning for Activision.
Through this article today, I would like to know the reason behind you not buying this year’s Call of Duty on PC or console. Also, take to the comments to let us know what you think needs to be done to refresh Call of Duty.