Because Call Of Duty: Vanguard didn’t sell as well as Black Ops Cold War, according to Activision

Call of Duty: Vanguard didn’t sell as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and now Activision has offered some insight into why that may have been. In its latest annual report for 2021, the company said it failed to perform and the World War II setting didn’t particularly appeal to fans.

“While Call of Duty remains one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time, our premium version of 2021 did not meet our expectations, we believe mainly due to our own execution,” Activision said. “The World War II game setting didn’t resonate with some members of our community, and we didn’t deliver as much innovation in premium gaming as we’d like.”