Welcome to Pulse Check, every edition we check out a different game that is widely believed to be “dead” to see if there is any sort of development or community activities, for our ninth game lets take a look at Call of Duty Infinite Warfare.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is long past being developed, and while the occasional security patch is applied, as a general rule it sees no development in 2020.
The community for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is scattered between PS4, Xbox One and Pc, without any form of crossplay, the individual communities struggle to maintain any sort of sustainable matchmaking, while matches and lobbies can still be found at almost any time of day, you need a bit of patience as matchmaking can take 5+ minutes.
Why did it Die?
It was not well received by the Call of Duty community, despite being an excellent Sci-fi shooter, it’s not the boots on the ground experience that Call of Duty fans have come to expect.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016) on steam currently has a 24-hour peak of 415, compare that with Call of Duty: Black Ops III(2015) with a 24-hour peak 8,870, it’s clear the break from the series norm was not welcome by the community, despite executed almost perfectly.
Can it be Saved?
Honestly no, and while it’s not in any immediate risk of total demise, its userbase will not see any great influx of players in the coming months and years, and eventually the current player base will move onto other games.
Diagnosis: Dying with Style.