Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be doing away with the single-player campaign completely, and instead focus purely on multiplayer. Not a bad idea as this is why people buy it for the most part. Will it hurt sales though?
Well, it looks like, even though this was a bit of a risky move, it is paying off. Activision is reporting that Call of Duty pre-orders are going strong. The company did not provide any specific figures, but according to their financial results, “[Call of Duty: Black Ops 3] [Monthly Active Users] grew quarter-to-quarter and, in June, reached the highest level for this year as over 15 million players geared up for the October 12th release of Black Ops 4.”
So it looks like pre-orders for Black Ops 4 are going strong, but we’ll probably have to wait until the game’s release or Activision’s next financials to find out more about the figures. This is not a surprise. For the most part Call of Duty games sell well.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be available on the 12th of October where it is expected to be released on the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC. Sales should stay very strong moving forward.