Call of Duty: WWII Was Not a Reaction to Infinite Warfare: Activision
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the most disliked gaming video of all time. The fan backlash was enough to let Activision know that the community is tired of the futuristic premise. Although Infinite Warfare managed to do well financially, it still saw a major decline is sales compared to Black Ops 3, which is the 5th best-selling game in the franchise.
Meanwhile, Call of Duty: WWII reveal trailer is the most liked video in franchise history, claims Activision. This is in contrast to Infinite Warfare reveal video which is the most disliked gaming video on YouTube, an embarrassment to the franchise. Activision is crediting the return to boots on the ground roots for the success of Call of Duty: WWII reveal.
The game is also seeing strong pre-order numbers which means going back to World War II ended up being the right decision for the company. Some assume that this decision was based on the negative backlash from Infinite Warfare. However, according to Activision, the game has been in development since 2014.
..given our three-year development cycle, we made this decision long before we even knew what the response would be to Black Ops 3, let alone Infinite Warfare.”
“As you know, Black Ops 3 has gone on to become one of the most successful games in Call of Duty Franchise history,” Kostich told me (According to Statista it’s the fifth-best-selling game in the franchise.) “So World War II was a bit of a departure at the time, but we felt it was the right creative direction, and the right time to go back to where it all started. After seeing the response from the reveal, it is pretty clear that it was the right decision
Call of Duty: WWII is releasing in November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.