Red Dead Redemption is one of the most anticipated games of 2018. Activision seems to be aware of that and that’s why they’re releasing Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 almost a month earlier than the franchise’s usual release window. Who would want to choose one of the two to play anyway?
We already know that each year Call of Duty releases in November, however, this time is different. Rockstar’s famous cowboy title Red Dead Redemption 2 is releasing on October 26th, bringing some competition to CoD’s annual sales. As of yesterday, when the New Call of Duty title was announced, we were all excited to find out that it’s releasing a month earlier than expected.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be aiming for similar long-term revenues according to Gamesindustry.biz, which is actually true for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 too. Both titles are expected to be in the top spots of the charts for many months after their release so, getting a head start in this competition seems like a good thing for Activision.
As it seems Call of Duty is at the opposite side of the road this year. Many times in the past, Activision has released their annual CoD title sometime after competitors like Battlefield and Medal of Honor without actually losing in sales. Last year, Call of Duty: WWII has made more than $500m in three days, double the sales of last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and not too far from the performance of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, which generated $550m over the same time period.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th. Don’t forget that a community event set for May 17th. On the other hand Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26th exclusively for PlayStation. Reports say that Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 might also be available on the Blizzard App.