February 28, 2024

Activision has mentioned its new Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare 3 has damaged a number of participant engagement data, with out offering any particular participant numbers.

“Simply two weeks in, Trendy Warfare 3 has already set data with the very best engagement within the new Trendy Warfare trilogy,” states a post by the Name of Responsibility account on X, previously Twitter.

These data embody the very fact Trendy Warfare 3 homeowners are enjoying “extra hours per participant total” and “marketing campaign gamers [are] placing in additional time per participant” than within the trendy Trendy Warfare 1 and a pair of.

“MWZ is essentially the most participating third mode in MW historical past,” Activision additionally famous.

Eurogamer performs Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare 3.

However there is not any point out in any respect of gross sales numbers for the sport, which has arrived simply 12 months after final yr’s Trendy Warfare 2 – the primary time within the franchise’s historical past that it has revisited the identical sub-brand in consecutive years.

Right here within the UK, boxed gross sales numbers for Name of Responsibility fell by 25 p.c on final yr’s launch.

Controversy has swirled across the sport’s growth, with a reliable report that it was developed at tempo to satisfy this yr’s launch date as a full launch, somewhat than as an enlargement to final yr’s effort.

The response from followers has additionally been blended, with criticism of the sport’s marketing campaign size.

Sledgehammer Video games boss Aaron Halon issued an announcement following the sport’s launch to say Trendy Warfare 3 had been “a labour of affection” and “years within the making” – and that “something mentioned on the contrary is solely not true”.

“An train in extracting worth from its gamers somewhat than offering it, the brand new Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare 3 is what occurs when this business is at its worst,” our Chris Tapsell wrote in Eurogamer’s Name of Responsibility Trendy Warfare 3 overview.

Trendy Warfare 3 will launch Season 1 on sixth December, when a number of extra multiplayer maps are set to reach.