Call of Duty: Warzone and multiplayer are dying a slow, but accelerating death due to Activision's misaligned focus on short-term profits.
The Call of Duty franchise, especially with the advent of Warzone, is as big as ever. Yet, Activision’s profit tunnel vision is destabilizing the games’ competitive scenes, their foundation, and the future of CoD.
Still, we can’t even be upset with the developers, who work under the umbrella of a company alleged to dismiss employee wellbeing and ignore its striking QA team. And we can’t be mad at CDL employees either, with one recently explaining just how little support they felt when trying to nurture the esport.
Call of Duty’s problems are the consequence of a short-term vision that sees dollar signs in microtransactions and popularity but forgets that the game’s foundation is built on passion and competition.
If Warzone and competitive CoD are going to reach their potential, one of two things needs to happen: 1) Every other AAA game developer must promise to never create a competitor, or 2) Activision need to start spending at least some of their money on the right goals.Warzone & competitive CoD are being killed by Activision’s obsession with money View Story