Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War Bucks a 4 Year Trend that Further Points to a Day 1 Xbox Game Pass Announcement 

Microsoft might finally make use of the Activision acquisition.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War Bucks a 4 Year Trend that Further Points to a Day 1 Xbox Game Pass Announcement 

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  • Call of Duty is a title that has been around for quite some time but, per fans, has lost its charm.
  • The upcoming title, Black Ops Gulf War, might see a different announcement and release strategy.
  • The Xbox Showcase might feature the title and it might even come to Game Pass on Day One.
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Call of Duty is a franchise that has stayed relevant despite being around for decades. But, its relevance is partly because there isn’t real competition in the market of first-person shooters in the industry because, as per most gamers, the franchise has aged terribly.

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After the latest title was deemed a disappointment by fans, The upcoming title in the franchise is rumored to be titled Black Ops Gulf War. Moreover, as per rumors, the title also takes a different road for its announcement than previous titles released recently and may even be released as a Day One title on Xbox Game Pass.

Call of Duty’s next title might see the franchise shifting strategies

After Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 was received terribly, it might be time for the franchise to switch release and announcement strategies.
After Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 was received terribly, it might be time for the franchise to switch release and announcement strategies.

As per an exclusive report from Insider Gaming, the upcoming title of the popular first-person shooter will not be announced at a Warzone live event. Instead, it is reported that the title will be announced more traditionally. This is unlike any other title since Black Ops: Cold War initiated the Warzone reveal event tradition.

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As per the exclusive report linked above, the upcoming title in the franchise will also be featured in the upcoming Xbox Showcase, owing to the Microsoft and Activision deal finalized last year. Despite the deal having a rubber stamp, no titles from the FPS series have yet made it to Xbox Game Pass.

An addition of the latest title from the biggest FPS franchise, currently as a Day One title on Game Pass, might be the event that caused the shift that the console company desperately needed. But nothing is confirmed, and all these are rumors, so Xbox fans might want to hold off on the celebration.

Why Call of Duty going a different announcement route is so massive

The franchise's next title is going to be part of the Black Ops subseries.
The franchise’s next title will be part of the Black Ops subseries.

Activision’s first-person franchise has come under fire repeatedly for sticking to the same formula as long as it brings in revenue. Whether one considers the minimal changes in the gameplay or little to no substance in Modern Warfare 3‘s campaign mode, it feels that the company is risk-averse and wants to induce cash flow.

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While the deal with Microsoft materialized several months ago, no notable changes apart from full-screen Xbox advertisements have been made in how the company approaches its most profitable franchise.

Hence, there is a high degree of plausibility that Activision is breaking their Warzone live reveal event tradition, despite being fully aware of the number of players it gravitates, because they want to put a dent into the market.

What do you think is the chance of Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War making its way to Game Pass on Day 1? Do you think it will be the breakthrough the series needs or the final nail in its coffin? We would love to know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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