Says an industry insider.
Famous industry insider Pete “Famousmortimer” Dodd has said that given the massive popularity the PS4 has unexpectedly gathered since its release, and the decline in popularity that the Xbox brand has seen since the Xbox One came out may mean that Activision might switch their lead platform to the PS4, and that they might even be making an announcement about the same soon enough.
“I’m not ready to jump on the XB1 is doomed train yet,” Dodd wrote on NeoGAF. “Titanfall, or really any game, can turn the fortunes, but as of now – yes, good start but valid concerns. The PS4 is above and beyond all projections and publishers are re-calibrating to this. I heard that Activision is going to make a public announcement about COD changing to the PS4 as lead platform.
“I have no idea if this means DLC (I assume MS locked that down for multiple years) but COD was a XBOX 360 game that happened to be on the ps3 last gen. That will be a hugely symbolic move… and don’t discount what that means to the masses.”
Dodd also went on to say that the PS4 was outselling the Xbox One in the digital games sales department. “Also, don’t sleep on inFamous,” he said. “It will be very, very, close to Titanfall XB1 this month. Sony is also doing far more digital sales than MS so far (which is a weird switch from the middle of last gen).”
It seems a little implausible that Activision would switch lead consoles so abruptly, but then again, stranger things have happened. What do you think? Tell us in your comments!