At the start of the week, the world woke up to the shocking news that the decision to raise prices and kill quality content caused Netflix to lose 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, a first in the history of the Blockbuster-buster. Those are ugly figures, especially if they lead up to the 2-million sub drop that some have predicted, but even those would be rookie numbers when compared to the losses sustained by the Call Of Duty series. The series that dominated the online gaming landscape for over a decade has suffered losses of over 60 million players over the course of just one year. The Call Of Duty brand is still huge, with over 300 million active players, but, similarly to Netflix, the game is expected to lose even more players as this is the first year in which the series is taking/giving us a well-deserved year off.

Kevin Spacey's character in 'Advanced Warfare'

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Top analysts fear that even the massive popularity of the game's cast might not be enough to keep it afloat forever.

To try and remedy things, Activision has just announced that the next Call Of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2 will be a giant leap forward and that the new Warzone, the new COD battle royale, will be the most revolutionary COD game ever – bold words for two games that everyone knows damn well are remakes/retellings of existing COD games. With COD: Vanguard, the latest game in the series underperforming in the sales and engagement departments, and with the current Warzone growing naturally staler by the day, Activision better nail the landing of the upcoming (semi)Modern Warfare titles.

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Though it might turn out even more fun if they don't.

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