Activision always makes it a point to release a Call of Duty game every year. This year, they are going to release the new Call of Duty installment called “Infinite Warfare”.
Unfortunately, the upcoming installment of the franchise was not well-received. The marketing was bad, the promotion was bad, and the trailer, albeit showcases the new features of the game, is still lackluster compared to other Call of Duty titles.
The reveal trailer of the game instantly garnered the “one of the most disliked Youtube videos of all time” award.
Why all the hate? Why all of the negativity about what is supposed to be a fun and epic game? Most of the hate stems from the fact that the new game will be centered in too much science fiction.
You see, most of the battles will be done in outer space and most people think that this deviates the main idea of Call of Duty games.
The past two Call of Duty titles: Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3 were entirely new concepts and that those concepts are very futuristic. Although they do not showcase lasers, it showcases weapons that didn’t do the game much justice.
Add the fact that this upcoming Infinite Warfare title will be a new sci-fi innovation to the game, fans just lost their minds.
Despite the current negative reception of the game, Activision’s CEO assures the public that the Infinite Warfare will be a “great game”.
According to Activision’s CEO, Eric Hirshberg, they are fully aware of all the negativity surrounding their upcoming game but they are committed to bringing the best possible FPS gaming experience ever.
Hirshberg also said that this type of thing isn’t new. In fact, Activision has been dealing with instant haters in the past as well. I think that is true for all gaming companies, but there is just so much hate for the upcoming game.
He also went on to say that the previously most disliked reveal trailer of the franchise was actually Black Ops 2. But, lo and behold, Black Ops 2 was one of the most successful Call of Duty games in the franchise.
Furthermore, although there are some purists out there that love conventional warfare, some people love to see innovation and some futuristic stuff.
Since this is a fictional game, Hirshberg and his team wants to incorporate new war innovations that will help fans truly appreciate the FPS genre.
As an aside, Hirshberg did say that they will include the Remastered edition of Modern Warfare along with the Infinite Warfare’s release. That should ease some fans up.
Whether the public just spews a lot of hate for no reason at all, I still believe that the upcoming Call of Duty game will be a good one.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released this November on the PC and the Xbox One and Playstation 4 game consoles.