Activision praised the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘micro-transactions that the gaming community considers the worst ever.
At the latest financial presentation, Activision’s Cody Johnson spoke of Treyarch’s strong FPS financial performance, stating that the number of active monthly users of Black Ops 4 has grown over the same period last year – compared to Call of Game Duty: WW2.
“We believe this is the result of increased frequency and quality and operations, including seasonal events, new game modes, and new immersive Black Ops in-game experiences,” said Johnson who highlighted the new Alcatraz map to Blackout for the interest it generated…
“Interaction was high in terms of hours played in the second quarter, growing more than 50% over last year compared to the previous game, and we plan to continue to invest in developing talent, tools, and analytics to build on this momentum for coming months. ”
Talking about micro-transactions, Johnson confirmed that Black Ops 4 generated more revenue than WW2.
Activision did not disclose how much Black Ops 4 money generated in micro-transactions between April and June 2019 but says Activision Blizzard generated about $ 800 in micro-transactions. King, responsible for Candy Crush, was the largest contributor.
This is announced at a time when the Call of Duty community – at least concerned with sharing opinion online – declares that micro-transactions in Black Ops 4 are the worst in the series. The game was released without loot boxes or intrusive micro-transactions, but over the course of these months, it has begun to receive micro-transactions and the community criticizes that it is a full-price game turned into a pay-to-win.
The community criticized the arrival of the loot boxes and the progression system, not forgetting the smiley reticule. Black Ops 4 also received a virtual hammer that costs over € 20 and even added weapons that can only be obtained through the loot boxes.
Black Ops 4 micro-transactions are so bad that they have become one of the most hotly debated topics in the community that they now fear what could be done in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which finally ruled out the Season Pass.
Infinity Ward hasn’t talked about micro-transactions at Modern Warfare yet, but despite the angry fans, Activision seems to be making a lot of money from them and won’t stop there.
“We will invest significant resources in events with post-release content and new ways of playing that our fans will really love,” said Robert Kostich, Activision president, about Modern Warfare at the financial conference.
“I say that we’re really excited about the launch of Modern Warfare, it’s a great game. We believe it’s the beginning of an incredible journey for our community.”