Activision Blizzard held its quarterly investor call for Q2 2018, speaking of its achievements for the quarter and future prospects for the publisher. Among those prospects is the highly anticipated Black Ops 4.
Coddy Johnson, COO and President of Activision Blizzard, had directly stated that the PC version of the game would receive a greater level of attention for the purpose of providing the PC community a “great game”.
It is important to note that though Johnson has taken note of the PC platform, he has not stated specifically as to what would be done to ensure the PC community will be catered to; however, he did say that he will have a lot more to say on the global reveal for Black Ops 4 on May 17.
Call of Duty has markedly penetrated the console market with successful launches of the franchise’s games on the Xbox and Playstation; on the other hand, the PC market has grown more and more disillusioned with Call of Duty with each game after Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Activision Blizzard intends to rectify their disregard for the PC community this time around for Black Ops 4, but only time will tell how the community will react. It is important to note that Activision has been active in the PC market in recent times with Bungie’s Destiny 2 making its way over to Battle.net, a popular platform on the PC made by Blizzard. The original Destiny was never on PC, but Destiny 2 was polished relatively well considering the Bungie’s inexperience with the PC platform.
With that said, Black Ops 4 may face similar consideration by the team and could be polished to the extent that players want. Interestingly enough, the Call of Duty profile account management site, an area which shows a series of services that a user can connect their profile with, was modified a few months ago to include Battle.Net alongside Steam, PSN and Xbox Live. This could mean that Black Ops 4 for PC may exclusively come to Battle.Net, or it could just mean that the company is serious about capturing the PC crowd.