Call of Duty Infinite Warfare News, Rumors and Updates: Here's How Activision Responded To Fans Passionate Voting On the Game's Trailer

By Jenn Loro - 07 May '16 09:21AM
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Activision has recently reported its recent quarterly earnings in a conference review with investors and analysts. After the usual reporting, the rest of meeting then proceeded to the Q&A wherein the company executives were grilled on such an unusually high number of thumbs-down on YouTube following the trailer release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. In a masterful spin, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg came out with such an interesting explanation.

As of this writing, the said trailer posted 9,585,383 views and amassed 536,773 dislikes as opposed to 210,033 viewers who chose to like it. There could be various reasons attributed to such unusually high number of dislikes. Some say that the latest Call of Duty title has just veered way too far into the future.

"Call of Duty is known for breaking records, but here's one I'm guessing Activision may not be particularly proud of. The new trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is not only underwater in terms of likes and dislikes on YouTube (179K/322K), that dislike total means it is actually the single most disliked gaming-related YouTube video ever," wrote Paul Tassi of the Forbes Magazine.

On the other hand, gamers seem pretty much excited for the upcoming 'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare remaster' that comes with the new title, Design & Trend reported.

Despite more than half a million thumbs-down on YouTube, the Activision CEO Hirshberg allayed investor fears by saying that the pre-orders for the game are heading for a 'strong start'.

"And the fact is, while it's very early, pre-orders are off to a very strong start. Views of the reveal trailer that you referred to 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," the Activision exec said as quoted by IGN.

Although some naysayers suggest that strong community dislike of the game is an expression of rejection, Hirshberg argued that they've seen this sort of situation before with previous titles.

He further noted saying, "The reveal trailer for 'Black Ops II,' 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," he said. "And that, of course, went on to become our most successful game ever."

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