Publisher Activision already celebrated the nearly instant milestone achieved by this year’s Call of Duty release as Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare outperformed all software releases this year within its first three days of launching. Atop of also being the fastest selling title in the franchise by beating last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by $50 million, the October-released game has rung in another achievement for the series.
In a press release that was issued by Activision earlier this week, Senior Director Kyle Walker disclosed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been ranked the most played title in the entirety of this console generation in competition of the six installments that released since 2013.
Modern Warfare has outpaced all previous Call of Duty multiplayer experiences of this generation in hours played, hours per player and average daily players on its way to becoming the most played Call of Duty multiplayer in the first 50 days since launch in six years.
Revealing more on the matter, Walker shares that this year’s Modern Warfare released title accumulated over 500 million hours played online alongside nearly topping 300 million completed matchmaking lobbies since releasing more than a month ago. Walker also restates that the October game has also surpassed more than $1 billion in worldwide sales.
“We’re also seeing new franchise highs for this console generation in hours played, hours per player and average daily players,”Activision Executive Vice President Byron Beede tells on the matter. Infinity Ward co-head Patrick Kelly tells that the implementation of full-length cross-platform play is a direct result for these monumental amount of hours achieved for the series.
The press release goes in conjunction with the recent update that went live for Modern Warfare yesterday which released nostalgic throwback maps Shipment and Vacant from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.