Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Humvee files lawsuit against Activision

Humvee files lawsuit against Activision

AM General went on to say that Call of Duty's use of the Humvee is "a key selling feature of the game", which... That's right, the well known publisher is saying that Sledgehammer Games was originally going to make Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2 instead of Call of Duty: WWII.

Although Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was one of the best-selling games of 2016, sales of the futuristic shooter were still considered disappointing.

The studio, whose first solo game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, actually wanted to make a sequel to that game.

Over 250 million copies of "Call of Duty" branded games have been sold since 2003, generating more than $15 billion in revenue, according to Reuters.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said, "We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call, with the highest number of players we've ever seen on current gen consoles and PC".

Released last week (10 November) Call of Duty: WW2 has already doubled the launch sales of Infinite Warfare, making more than $500 million in just three days. This issue came to a head previous year with the release of COD: Infinite Warfare, with that game's announcement trailer being one of the most disliked videos on YouTube of all time.

It seems Activision has a tricky road to follow with the franchise from this point, but it is becoming clear that the series most likely won't be returning to the future any time soon.

Per the lawsuit, AM General added that Call of Duty's success has come "only at the expense of AM General and consumers who are deceived into believing that AM General licenses the games".

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