Most of Activision Blizzard’s revenue between July and September 2020 comes from micropayments on its games as a service, such as Call of Duty: Warzone and Candy Crush Saga, as represented in the financial report. The firm led by Bobby Kotick has entered into microtransactions the same as it entered in the same period of 2019 in total.
In total, the company has earned $150 million between July and September of this year. 1200 of those millions correspond to micro-payments, most of them coming from the free battle royale Warzone for PC, Xbox One and PS4 and from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Both war games have increased their number of users by 10 times over the year. Comparing the PC and console micro-transaction revenue of this Call of Duty during July, August and September to Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII during the same period, micropayments have quadrupled. Modern Warfare is the game of the saga more sold in its year of release.
Activision Blizzard is in the midst of a corporate restructuring that has resulted in hundreds of layoffs around the world. The American firm closed its offices in Versailles, France, according to several anonymous employees. The company has also expressed its intention to bring all of its sagas to cell phones.