The hate continues to roll in for Infinity Ward’s futuristic shooter.
In the wake of DICE revealing its in-engine trailer for Battlefield 1, Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveal trailer has raked up a staggering 1,279,465 dislikes on YouTube. This is compared to 266,471 dislikes.
Though Battlefield 1 wasn’t responsible for the trailer’s further increase in dislikes, its trailer does stand as a stark contrast with just 19,413 dislikes since its introduction.
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg tried to spin the dislikes in a call with investors last week, noting that the same phenomenon occurred with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, which went on to great success.
That being said, this level of abject hatred for a reveal trailer is still astonishing. How will Activision react? Maybe selling Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered separately, (which currently only available to those who buy Infinite Warfare? Will all this hate actually affect sales? Time will tell.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is scheduled to release on November 4th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.