It’s time to go Gladiator style on the new Call of Duty game after the thumbs up – or should we say number of thumbs down (dislikes) – of the Infinite Warfare reveal trailer beckoned a question from an investor to the Activision CEO during a recent conference call. The trailer, which has a record number of dislikes, doesn’t seem to be phasing the CEO, Eric Hirshberg, who is actually staying positive that the fan base is so responsive:
“First of all, you’ve gotta love the passion of gamers. This is an industry like no other. And we love that our fans treat this franchise like its their own and have such strong points of view about it. There just aren’t many entertainment franchises on Earth that can generate the type of passion that Call of Duty can. That’s a good thing.”
Hirshberg went on to comment on the split in the COD player base between those of us (*cough, me*) that prefer the old-skool historical battles over the futuristic-ness of all the games since BLOPS2:
“Secondly, of course we know that there are people in our community who are nostalgic for the boots on the ground style gameplay, and 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.
And the good news is is this year we found a way to deliver both in one package while keeping our community together.
And while of course we see the passionate opinions online we also look at other measurements and the fact is, although its very early, the preorders 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 reveal trailer are also the highest we’ve ever seen.”
He also commented that a similar initial reaction was seen when Black Ops 2 was revealed yet it was the most successful game in the franchise to date with the remaster being released with the game this November.
Let us know what you think – will you want to see more micro-tanks running around the battlefield and pew-pew lasers or were you hoping for some “boots on the ground” so to speak? Until then, the reveal trailer is below.