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Call of Duty: Warzone to challenge genre rivals

  • Published at 12:16 pm March 10th, 2020
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The game will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on Tuesday

US game developer Activision is releasing Call of Duty: Warzone, its new battle royale game.

The game will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on Tuesday, reports BBC.

In battle royale games many players are pitted against each other on the same map at the same time. The goal is to be the last man standing.

Games like Apex Legends and Fortnite helped popularize the genre.

However, analysts are saying that the game will pose a very legitimate threat to the established genre leaders for a number of reasons.

"What Call of Duty: Warzone brings to the table is a triple threat since it's tied to a very popular franchise," said Doron Nir, CEO of livestreaming services provider StreamElements.

"There hasn't been a big new battle royale game in a while, and it's free-to-play," he added.

According to analysts, the industry has shifted towards a free to play model and this move by Activision should be concerning to some competitors because they have the resources required to make the most out of the system.

Warzone could also benefit from the coronavirus outbreak and the global quarantines.

"Any kind of stay at home entertainment companies has a potential to benefit from this," said Will Hershey, chief executive of Round Hill Investments.