April in Gaming: Modern Warfare II, Cyberpunk Sales, or Sony Investment

The month of April was important for Fanatic Games for several reasons. One of them is the extension of a long-term cooperation with our German client. Another significant event is the increase in the number of artists in one of our long-term collaborations. We have also started two new collaborations, one of which is focused on the processing of realistic clothing, and the other one on the processing of airport surroundings. At present, we are pleased to say that we are fully booked and are already planning projects for the coming months.

Basic Skills of 3D Artists


3D graphics artists are responsible for creating one of the initial stages of game development – 3D graphics. But who are they, what they do, and what skills do they need? Check out our article below to get to know everything about them!  

Top Five April News

Gaming industry brings interesting news every month and April was no different. Check out the five most interesting news down below.

Microsoft has reported that the Xbox division has achieved a record-breaking revenue during the January-March 2022 quarter. It has gained a whopping $3.75 billion and in comparison with the last quarter, the content and services revenue has increased by 6% and the hardware sales were bigger by 14%.

Activision together with Infinity War has announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, the 47th Call of Duty since its first 2003 release. It will be a direct sequel to the Modern Warfare 2019 game and the release date will be scheduled for this year’s October. Activision Blizzard is announcing the game very early to the year, as the last year Call of Duty Vanguard is not having as big a success as they had hoped, with the sales being even lower than those of Black Ops Cold War.

From Software might be of interest to Sony, as rumours claim that the Japanese company is setting up an acquisition of this studio. Hidetaka Miyazaki’s studio is mostly known for its souls-like videogames like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. If the rumour is true, Sony would equalize Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard which will be completed in the following weeks or months.

CD Projekt RED’s reports of sales indicate that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold over 40 million copies as of now. Very well is also doing the 2020 failure Cyberpunk 2077 whose sales are estimated to be over 18 million copies. However, considering that Cyberpunk 2077 sold 14 million at its launch, the 18-million mark does not look so impressive.

Epic Games has announced that it has received a $1 billion investment from Sony. The father of PlayStation, according to the press release, wants to create “new social entertainment exploring the connection between digital and physical worlds.” This is the second investment of Sony. Back in 2020, Sony invested $250 million.

Statistics and Chart of the Month

This section is dedicated to numbers, so if that is what you are into, you will enjoy the following paragraphs! Down below, you can find the leading free-to-play titles worldwide in 2020, sorted by the highest revenue. As you can see, on top of the list, there is Honour of Kings, closely followed by Peacekeeper Elite and Roblox.

Equally interesting is the chart below that shows the most played genres of mobile games according to adults in the United States as of May 2021, sorted by gender. Female gamers more often play puzzle games than male ones (22% vs 12%), while there are more male gamers for action games (10% vs 6%).


Quote of the Month


CD Projekt RED has announced the sales numbers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077 which, on the first glance, seem very impressive. However, Jason Schreier thinks otherwise, at least about Cyberpunk’s numbers: “This is a fascinating number. Because it seems at first glance to be pretty huge! But then you go back and see that Cyberpunk 2077 sold ~14 million copies at launch and you realize that it’s actually a big disappointment — a game whose tail was crushed by poor word of mouth.”

Number of The Month

In the last couple of months, many huge games were released. Among them, there is Dying Light 2: Become Human which managed to sell over 5 million copies during its launch month.

Photo of the Month

Released on October 24, 2005, Vietcong 2 was developed by Pterodon and Illusion Softworks and published by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows. It is set during the Vietnam War and is a direct sequel to the first Vietcong game, released in 2003. The story itself takes place during the Tet Offensive in Hue and the player assumes the role of an American MACV soldier Daniel Boone.


Fanatic Games


We are the pioneers of outsourced graphics for the gaming industry. We offer only high-quality work for a reasonable and fair price. Fanatic Games believes that every client has their very own specific needs and that there is no substitute for quality art, which then has a major effect on the player. We have illustrious worldwide references. We honour quality, speed, reliability, and efficiency. We manage all projects in a flexible and transparent way amd we use multilevel quality control. Our clients get an outstanding value for money. We are not just outsourcers, we are your partners. We save your capacity and time.