Humvee maker sues Activision over 'Call of Duty' (ATVI)

Humvee maker sues Activision over 'Call of Duty' (ATVI)

In an interesting turn of events, American auto manufacturer AM General is taking Activision to court over the appearance of their signature Humvee vehicle making appearances in the Call of Duty series.

As for the future of Call of Duty, Hirshberg didn't give much away, but he did tease that there was plenty for the developers to pull from.

Call of Duty: WWII's three-day opening weekend was a record-breaking one for the game bringing in $500 million in worldwide sales.

Sledgehammer Games released Call of Duty (COD): World War 2 last week, and the series' return to the second world war was a great move that was very well received by fans and critics alike.

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Topping theatrical releases of Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok combined.

"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", Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said in a prepared statement.

While those figures were still impressive, overall sales were down 50% compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 which sold close to $550 million on its opening weekend. In our review we note that the game revives everything that made the franchise great, and throws polish over it all to make things even better. "And we're committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content".

Reuters reports that AM has accused the publisher of "taking advantage of its goodwill and reputation" by featuring the iconic armoured truck both in its Call of Duty game series and associated licensed books and toys. And that's well-deserved: Call of Duty: WWII is fantastic.