Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Arrives Amid China Controversy

The latest Call Of Duty (CoD) game has been released, amid calls to boycott its publisher’s products. From a report: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is the sixteenth major title in the series, which is one of the best-selling games franchises of all time. Activision Blizzard has faced criticism for punishing an e-sports competitor who voiced support for the Hong Kong protests at another game’s event. Some fans said they had cancelled their pre-orders of CoD as a consequence. But industry watchers still expect the title to be one of the year’s biggest earners. “Call of Duty remains Activision’s biggest AAA [large budget] game franchise and is key to the company’s annual performance and overall commercial targets,” said Piers Harding-Rolls, an analyst at the IHS Markit consultancy.

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