Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s 3M YouTube Dislikes Didn’t Change Anything in the Game, Says Activision

No matter what you say or do, everyone knows that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is going to sell in millions, despite its reveal trailer being one of the most disliked videos on YouTube ever.

However, did you know that the said reveal trailer is also the most liked reveal trailer of any Call of Duty game ever? It is probably that as well as the confidence in still being able to sell the game well, that Activision says they have changed nothing in the game.

After getting such a dismal response from the community right after Infinity Ward revealed the game, some might have expected that the developers would have made last minute changes to the game in order to balance out the negativity. But that is not the case.

Eric Hirshberg, the chief executive officer of Activision says they are doing exactly what they were going to do before they got pummeled with those dislikes.

We’re doing the same thing after the response as before, which is focusing on making a great game. At the end of the day, when we do that we tend to make fans happy and win people over and continue to have the franchise flourish.

You might disagree seeing how this game is not being liked by as many people as the ones who dislike it, but this is where Hirshberg explains how they are looking at it.

He says that the last Call of Duty game reveal trailer with the most dislikes on YouTube, before Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, was Black Ops 2. Now we all know how much of a major success that game was, and it was also the first game to take on the future. Hirshberg thinks Infinite Warfare will be a similar affair:

Our previous most-disliked trailer was the reveal trailer for Black Ops 2. [That was] the first time we brought the franchise into the future. And that turned out to be one of our most successful games ever.

Another interesting bit of information he shared was that the massive dislike being shown for the game’s reveal trailer on YouTube was not reciprocated anywhere else. Neither did the preorders reflect it, nor did their Facebook.

We are not sure what to make of that yet, but Activision has rejected previous reports suggesting that the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare preorders were low, saying that the reports were “highly inaccurate.”

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