The investigation into the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has become an event that takes into account almost all elements of the current video game industry. Now, EA has joined this conversation, since Sony confirms it battlefield It can’t compete against Call of Duty.
as a part document Sharing with the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority, or CMA for short, Sony indicated that Call of Duty has reached such a critical level in the industry that even Battlefield can’t compete Today against the Activision property. What was said about it was:
“Call of Duty is not replicable. Call of Duty is too entrenched for any competitor, no matter how well equipped, to catch up. It has been the best-selling game almost every year for the past decade, and is by far the best-selling game in the first-person shooter genre.
Other publishers don’t have the resources or experience to match your success. To give a specific example, Electronic Arts, one of the biggest third-party developers after Activision, has been trying to create a Call of Duty competitor with its Battlefield series for years.
Despite the similarities between Call of Duty and Battlefield, and EA’s track record in developing other successful AAA franchises (such as FIFA, Mass Effect, Need for Speed, and Star Wars: Battlefront), the Battlefield franchise could not continue. As of August 2021, over 400 million Call of Duty games have been sold, while Battlefield has sold only 88.7 million copies.
Let’s remember this Battlefield 2042 It was a failure. The game has failed to sell as well as expected and has seen a decline in player numbers in recent months. Thus, Sony’s message gets across, and EA’s series no longer competes against Call of Duty as it did in the past.
On a related note, less than 10% of Xbox users purchase exclusives Likewise, Microsoft believes it The Elder Scrolls VI It’s a mediocre game.
Given that the CMA will deliver its opinion until next year, we may still see such statements from Sony and Microsoft in the coming months. Now the question is: What will be the next company to be dragged into this conflict?
Through: PC gamer