It’s a been a very laughably predictable state of affairs following the reveal of the next Call of Duty title, Infinite Warfare. At the time of writing, the reveal video’s YouTube page currently has more than a 2:1 dislike to like ratio with nearly half a million dislikes. And in a recent investors meeting, Activision have responded to the quite obvious negative reaction — fuelled more than likely by the news Modern Warfare Remastered will not be getting an individual release — dubbing it “passionate opinions” while claiming that this has not been the first time fans have reacted negatively to previous Call of Duty reveals.
Speaking on the issue, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg stated that “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 of course went on to become our most successful game, ever.”
The sheer volume of dislikes in such a short space of time shares very similar aspects to the continuing criticism of Nintendo’s latest foray into the Metroid series with Metroid Prime: Federation Force. However, unlike Nintendo, Activision seem to be perfectly fine with the increasing volume of public opinion and appear not to have disabled either the rating system or comment section…yet. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare arrives November 4 for Xbox One, PS4 & PC.