With the massive success of games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite, it seems the battle royale genre is the new sexy young thing on the block that everyone’s trying to capitalize on.
Could a Call of Duty Battle Royale game or mode be next? Apparently so, according to a new report via the Wall Street Journal, Activision is “keenly aware” of how other publishers have greatly benefited from releasing titles in the battle royale genre; and that the publisher is known as a “faster follower.”
Important to note: this is what an analyst thinks and Activision has not announced or implied anything that the Call of Duty franchise is following the battle royale route. However, if it does, would anyone really be surprised? Just checking Fortnite’s popularity, it’s clear that the genre has struck a nerve among gamers. And while Fortnite is a free-to-play game, imagine if the biggest revenue-driving game in the industry dips its toes into the genre? I can already see Activision execs counting the money trucks they need for all of that cash about to flow in.
Would you want to see a Call of Duty Battle Royale game? Should it be in Black Ops IIII?