This year’s Call of Duty isn’t even out yet but we are already talking about the next. According to analyst Cowen & Company, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is releasing on 2018 which means Treyarch isn’t considering a new form of Call of Duty.
The prediction of Black Ops 4 was a part of Cowen & Company’s note to investor’s regarding its worries about Activision’s financial performance in 2018. The analyst doesn’t expect Activision to perform as well as some may think so it downgraded Activision from its Outperform rating to a lower rating.
Cowen & Company thinks that investor expectations from Activision’s stock are too high. Overall industry growth of 12-13 percent year-over-year is unlikely, according to Cowen. But Cowen is confident in Activision’s core businesses and expects Call of Duty WW 2 to outperform last year’s Infinite Warfare.
Infinite Warfare was bashed by the community from the moment it was announced. However, Call of Duty WW2 is received well so far, at least on consoles. PC users, on the other hand, had a lot to say after the open beta ended.
Issues of crashing, cheaters, unbalanced weapons, small maps with camping spots, spawn trapping, clunky animations, stuttering UI, sensibility tied to FPS, are just some of the problems.
World War 2 will sell millions of copies on console but its future on PC hangs in the balance. Even though Sledgehammer Games promised a better product this year to the PC community, Call of Duty WW2 is not up to the standard.
Call of Duty: WW2 is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in November. You can preorder from Steam, PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, and third-party retailers like Amazon.
Would you like to see Black Ops 4 next year?