SuperData has released their full review of the gaming industry results from 2018 and revealed how much revenue some of the most popular games made in 2018.
There’s a separate list for revenue earned from Free to Play games and paid games. In the free to play category, Fortnite was the champion with over $2.4B earned in 2018 through battle pass and cosmetic revenue.
In terms of paid games, two Call of Duty games appeared on the top 10 list in terms of revenue earned throughout 2018 across consoles and PC. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 came in at #4, earning $605 million in 2018. Call of Duty: WWII also appeared on the list at #6 earning $506 million 2018. Combined, Call of Duty titles generated over $1.1 billion in revenue across consoles and PC in 2018.
SuperData also stated that Activision’s decision to include battle royale mode in Black Ops 4 paid off as the company saw player base in Black Ops 4 roughly the same as Call of Duty: WWII during the launch period. Call of Duty: WWII remains one of the best selling Call of Duty games of this generation.
The decision to give Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 a battle royale mode paid off for publisher Activision Blizzard. The game’s launch-month player base was roughly the same as predecessor Call of Duty: WWII on console, but PC user numbers more than doubled (1.4M versus 594K).
Here’s the top 10 list for revenue earned by paid games. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 generated more revenue in 2018 than Red Dead Redemption 2 according to SuperData’s results:
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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