2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare saw a significant dip in its sales, however, the franchise has not only made a comeback to its roots but also in terms of its sales as according to report, Call of Duty: WW2 sales were 46% up compared to Infinite Warfare.
According to industry analyst Micheal Patcher, who posted on his official Twitter account revealing that, Call of Duty: WW2 sales were 64% up compared to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which launched last year.
It seems that Sledgehammer Games has been successful not only in bringing the franchise back to its roots but, also reigniting its fire.
In related news, according to Activision, Sledgehammer Games originally planned to develop a sequel to Advanced Warfare but the company convinced them to go for Call of Duty: WW2. The company noted that at that point fans were already calling for the franchise to return to its roots.
Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises for Activision and the company is working to bring the series to the silver screen with Call of Duty movies. However, Activision has assured that the movies will not be forced saying that if the script is not right, there won’t be a Call of Duty movie.
According to Activision, the franchise already has a mature rating and the movies will help the franchise to reach a broader audience but only if, the story is done right.
“As an M-rated game, it’s a core audience and we do think there’s an opportunity to reach a little more broadly than that; if the storytelling is done well, that’s the key”.
Call of Duty: WW2 is a first-person action shooter developed by Sledgehammer Games for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.