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Call of Duty: Mobile has crossed 500 million downloads worldwide since its launch in October 2019. The cell sport has additionally crossed $1 billion in player spending, mentioned Rob Kostich, president of Activision, in the course of the earnings name of guardian firm Activision Blizzard on Tuesday.
The current Tokyo Escape growth is the highest-grossing growth to date, Kostich mentioned. Both Call of Duty: Mobile and Call of Duty: Warzone have tripled the month-to-month energetic customers of Call of Duty to greater than 150 million in the previous couple of years. Those gamers are spending cash in seasonal content material in these video games, and so they’re additionally buying the premium Call of Duty sport, pushing final fall’s Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War to new information.
Kostich mentioned in a current interview that the 0Call of Duty franchise has bought greater than 400 million copies bought to this point.
There have been 19 completely different Call of Duty video games since 2003, for those who depend each the free-to-play battle royale Warzone, which has been downloaded 100 million occasions, and Call of Duty: Mobile, which has been downloaded 300 million occasions. The franchise isn’t fatigued but, and it has made it by way of some tough occasions, such because the departure of its founding builders as Call of Duty went multi-studio improvement. It made the leap to free-to-play and its premium model remains to be promoting terribly effectively.
Activision lately confirmed that Toys for Bob, the Skylanders and Crash Bandicoot studio, helps with this yr’s Call of Duty.
I’ve lengthy questioned what Activision’s imaginative and prescient and technique are for the franchise. I acquired some solutions from Kostich. He’s been fascinated by the metaverse, the universe of digital worlds which might be all interconnected, like in novels resembling Snow Crash and Ready Player One. And he’s been considering easy methods to get us to return again to some half of Call of Duty, whether or not it’s Warzone or a cell platform, daily of the yr.
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