Earlier this week, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s trailer made its debut on YouTube. The trailer looked good and is pretty sleek, and at the same time it shows off a very different Call of Duty environment compared to what we have been getting in the past, which some might think is a good thing, but apparently not.
The video has since received close to 380,000 dislikes at this time of writing, versus the 190,000 likes. The reason is apparently because gamers did not appreciate the futuristic take on the game, and the general consensus in the comments is that they would have preferred a more realistic game. During their earnings call today, Activision’s CEO Eric Hirshberg took the time to respond to those dislikes.
According to Hirshberg, he has pointed gamers towards the remastered version of Modern Warfare if they wanted a more grounded and realistic game, which is why they made it in the first place. “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.”
He also notes that Black Ops 2 received the most dislikes they had for a reveal trailer at that time, but it went on to become their most successful game ever, and that ultimately gamers should just take a chance with the game. “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.”
What say you? Were you one of those who disliked the trailer? Or are you planning on giving them a chance? In the meantime you can watch the trailer in the video above if you haven’t seen it already.