Yup. Follow the money. Bobby wants this acquisition deal done ASAP and helping with the narrative. If the deal fails to pass, ABK stock is going to get absolutely hammered.
Yes, there's nothing more comforting when spending 70 billion on a publisher than losing a third of its major franchise player base, with overall net revenue down 46% YoY.
Masterclass in market timing there.
The deal going through has nothing to do with the revenue they just released. Bad results are bad, no need to constantly damage control everything.
No one here is linking this news to that acqDamage control would be saying none of our studios can come anywhere close to a franchise which lost 50m players.
I'm just saying no one should have any issues letting a failing franchises' deal go through
Covid bump is gone combined with Vanguard being a poor CoD.Was expecting this to happen years ago with CoD already having run it's course by then, but the average modern gamer standards are basically non existent.
I know they regret getting involved with this situation but owning the Call of Duty IP is worth it.I've said it several times and say it again... Activision/Blizzard aren't worth the money Microsoft are paying for them. 70 billion is way too much ...
Oh they'll stop the count.95 million players?
They lost more players than most games have ever had.........yet still have more players the most games could wish for.
Call of Duty officially dead.
MS bought a frikken dead horse and now they are fucked.
STOP THE COUNT!!!!!!
truth to be told. Vanguard is shit. rushed during covid development. boring gameplay and boring guns.
Wasnt the point of this thread and completly missing the issue
Loosing that many numbers is not good no matter how you spin it
are you damage controling here or something like that?
Celebrating or brag about that is not something to be proud of either tasking 3 studios churning the same game every year a clear signs of creative bankrupt
Vanguard.What has happened in the last year to warrant this?
This don't make sense.
A few mill I can see yeah, you can blame that on fatigue
but 50mil in a year?
I wonder what happened
Theres nothing sensationalistI think you need to actually factor that if they lost 50 million it's because they had an extremely large number to lose that much in the first place ie easy come easy go.
So no disrespect air but it would be as stupid as fucking trying to tell me some billionaire just lost 100 million dollars and we should be worried but if the man is known to fucking make billions for all we know the concept of losing 100 million and gaining 500 million is fucking nothing to this person....
there might actually be an explanation behind this that argues it might either be normal or it might be nothing to this property to gain or lose this much on a yearly period so I simply need enough information to gather if this is something massively detrimental or unnormal situation for them.
So I would argue to even be able to have such a ridiculous base where losing 50 million is a normal fucking thing before breaking a shitload of Records is a testament to how great that property even is what other fucking property do you know of that's the losing 50 million every other year or something only to then gain some different base back? So everybody not playing that World War II Call of Duty will simply just buy the other Modern Warfare sequel. Don't delude yourself with this idea that this is some beginning sign of some big flop or something because I need way more information to tell me this is either unheard of or the property is on its last legs to be starting any type of sensationalist Celebration for Forum banter.
I say this as somebody who doesn't even currently play this property, I simply despise this weird sensationalist narrative of trying to run with a number with no context...