Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the second most hated video on YouTube right now. The trailer that released in May of 2016 was received so badly that it crossed 2 million dislikes in a matter of days. It was a train wreck for Activision and the developers at Infinity Ward. However, things are looking up this year with the newly announced Call of Duty: WWII.
For so long, Activision was fascinated with future warfare and milking its franchise by copy pasting the same gameplay mechanics over and over every year. It was about time developers refreshed this series and Call of Duty: WWII does exactly that. After almost two decades we are going back to World War. The skill based gunplay is back which is going to be the highlight of Call of Duty’s multiplayer this year.
The single player campaign will have an emotional depth and will revolve around brotherhood and friendship, which was exactly the theme of the game’s reveal trailer. The reveal trailer on YouTube has almost 10 Million views at the time of this writing. Almost 750K fans have liked the video compared to 62K who disliked it. Meanwhile, if we compared it to Infinite Warfare currently has 5.3M dislikes and 570K likes after almost a year.
Safe to say that Call of Duty: WWII is doing really well and change has worked for Activision. Call of Duty: WWI is releasing on November 3.
Pre-ordering the game will allow you direct access to the game’s beta. However, players on PlayStation 4 are getting early access, ahead of Xbox One and PC.
PlayStation 4 users will have Call of Duty: WWII timed exclusive maps, according to the game’s listing on Amazon. The timed exclusivity is the result of a partnership between Sony and Activision, the partnership allows Sony to have timed exclusive DLC and access to beta early. This is yet to be outright confirmed by the developers so far but it is safe to say that PlayStation’s partnership expands to exclusive maps as well.