If you have been following the latest news of the new Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare you must know how badly it has been criticized on youtube, after hundreds of thousands gamers have expressed their displeasure by voting negatively. It has only been three days since the video was published on youtube, and yet it managed to become one of the most disliked videos on the whole platform. The thumbs down rate is 580,000 and it keeps growing. If you haven’t watched the video yet, you can watch it here:
What people did not like?
As you will see through the trailer, the new Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare is based on the future. Too much science fiction is involved, traveling to outer space, battling with foreign planets and many more. Many gamers related it with Halo and Star Wars. A more realistic Call Of Duty would be preferred by many of them.
Activision CEO responds:
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has responded to the whole negativity the new game has been receiving by the following statement:
“First of all, you gotta love the passion of gamers. This is an industry like no other and a fan base like no other. We love that our fans treat this franchise like their own and have such strong points of view about it. There just aren’t many entertainment franchises on earth that can generate the kind of passion that Call of Duty can… and that’s a good thing.
Secondly, of course, we know there are people in our community who are nostalgic for the boots on the ground-style gameplay; that’s why we made Modern Warfare Remastered. But we also have millions of people in our community who want to have new innovative experiences in the game each year and Infinite Warfare is going to deliver that.
The good news is this year we found a way to deliver both in one package while keeping our community together. While of course we see the passionate opinions online, we also look at other measurements and the fact is — while it’s very early — pre-orders are off to a very strong start. Views of the reveal trailer … are up and, in fact, the number of likes per view on the Infinite Warfare trailer are the highest we’ve ever seen.
We’ve seen this in the franchise before. The reveal trailer for Black Ops 2, which took the franchise into the future for the first time, had the most dislikes of any reveal trailer we had ever made at that time. And that went on to become our most successful game ever.
Right now, the franchise has never been stronger. We have more people playing Black Ops 3, a game that takes place in the future, with boost jumps and fictitious weapons, than any game in our history.
What we know for sure is that if we always just did what worked in the past and never took any creative risks, we wouldn’t have a franchise. The day to worry is the day we stop trying new things.”
Stay tuned as more information will follow!