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RSS FeedsCall Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Publisher `Keenly Aware` Of Battle Royale's Popularity
(GameSpot PS3 News)


14 march 2018 06:13:58

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Publisher `Keenly Aware` Of Battle Royale's Popularity
(GameSpot PS3 News)

The immense popularity of games like PUBG and Fortnite: Battle Royale is not lost on publishing giant Activision Blizzard, it seems. Investment first Oppenheimer recently met with executives from the video game giant and came away feeling positive, due in part to the company reportedly having its eye on the battle royale genre. Activision management explained to the research firm that it is `keenly aware` of the popularity of the battle royale trend and how other publishers have benefitted from jumping on board, according to Wall Street Journal writer Sarah Needleman (via IGN). Hmm, which Activision Blizzard game do you think might get a battle royale mode first? pic.twitter.com/ACGR8I3FUh - Sarah E. Needleman (@saraheneedleman) March 12, 2018`The investment firm says Activision is keenly aware of how other game publishers have recently benefited from releasing titles [in the] popular `battle royale` genre,` the report said. According to Needleman, Oppenheimer`s report also noted, `Management reminded investors that the company is a faster follower.` The suggestion here is that Activision might get involved in the battle royale phenomenon somehow, though there is no word on if Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will have a battle royale mode. Whatever the case, it`s exciting to think about. It`s no surprise to hear that Activision is keeping an eye on popular video game trends. It would be weird if they weren`t. And for that matter, we would expect all other video game publishers to be keeping tabs on the genre to potentially inform their own future decisions. Activision isn`t the first major video game publisher to respond to the battle royale phenomenon. Take-Two, which owns Rockstar Games, said it is `really interesting` to see PUBG and Fortnite rise in popularity. But at the same time, Take-Two explained that it wants its studios at Rockstar and 2K to work on original ideas instead of being `derivative` and following a trend.The success of PUBG and its impact on vid ...
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