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Activision boss responds to all that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare hate

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For a game that sells millions each and every year, it was downright odd to see Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare drop a trailer that went down as the most hated stream in history. More hated than my channel of Justin Bieber covers, oooh baby baby ooohhh. It’s a dizzying response to a series that has a very vocal fanbase, but a response that Activision learnt from nonetheless.

Speaking to Mashable, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg explained that even with all those thumbs pointing south, Activision is still doing “the same thing after the response as before, which is focusing on making a great game.” Because it’s not the first time that a Call of Duty game has been viciously hated on just because of a trailer. Just look at Call of Duty Black Ops II, one of the most beloved entries in the series that previously held the record for most dislikes:

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Our previous most-disliked trailer was the reveal trailer for Black Ops II. [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.

According to Hirshberg, Activision didn’t see the same negative reaction “on other platforms and in other metrics.”

We didn’t see it in our pre-order momentum, we didn’t see it even in the same exact [trailer] on other platforms, like Facebook. It was unique.

The hatred itself seems to stem from the more futuristic approach that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is taking, something which boggles my mind fiercely. When it comes to Call of Duty games, I know exactly which parts of the experience I want: A weekend single-player experience and a gauntlet of death outside of the multiplayer, such as in the Extinction mode that saved Call of Duty: Ghosts from being completely boring for me.

And all that, in SPACE. What’s not to love? It even has Jon Snow as a villain. Or in other words, why yoo heff to be medd?

Last Updated: June 29, 2016

29 Comments

  1. Ottokie

    June 29, 2016 at 09:10

  2. Neji

    June 29, 2016 at 09:10

    So hard tired of zombies. I miss the spec op missions from mw3. Also I want a fps game not a flight sim.

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  3. Kromas GG

    June 29, 2016 at 09:15

    I am happy with Doom for my SP FPS experience and Overwatch for my MP FPS experience. As usuall I will give CoD a skip. Hell I may even give BF One a skip (maybe).

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    • Guild

      June 29, 2016 at 10:19

      I’m giving both CoD and BF a skip and getting Titanfall 2.

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      • Kromas GG

        June 29, 2016 at 10:48

        Only if the single player is good because the firsts ones MP (no SP) was … meh at best and frustrating at worst. #SouthAfrica #lag.

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        • Guild

          June 29, 2016 at 12:40

          Never played the first one but the way everyone goes on about it, I’m keen to jump into the 2nd one

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          • Kromas GG

            June 29, 2016 at 13:40

            First one was okay execept for that fact that it was MP only and barely playable outside of the US cause that was where the servers was. Even the EU suffered a while till they got servers.

      • Aries

        June 29, 2016 at 12:03

        So titanfall 2 coming to SA then? buying BF1 for sure though

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        • Guild

          June 29, 2016 at 12:40

          Should be coming to SA. Haven’t seen anywhere stating it wasn’t.

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          • Aries

            June 29, 2016 at 14:49

            Dont think titanfall one said anything until they decided SA money aint good enough

        • Fox1 - Retro

          June 29, 2016 at 15:32

          Yeah, no MS exclusive so need for MS Azure servers.

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 29, 2016 at 09:24

    I thought the hatred stemmed from charging $80 for a game so that people can get the remaster they wanted? Has PSN lifted the wallet limit so that people can preorder it?

    The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Digital Deluxe wash your car and trims your bush edition is going for R1900 but the most you can buy for is R1500

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    • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

      June 29, 2016 at 09:24

      ^^

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 29, 2016 at 09:27

      Listen to the Hammer, he is wise beyond his years, and he carries a warhammer into battle… like a boss!

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 29, 2016 at 09:38

        You flatter me sir. Look I’m all for the going into space idea. But the game is just beyond kak expensive. Even the vanilla edition goes for R1200? Overwatch was R900 FFS

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      • Deceased

        June 29, 2016 at 10:22

        Soooo… Like Reinhardt?

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    • Yondaime

      June 29, 2016 at 09:34

      2 Grand for a game……lol

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 29, 2016 at 09:35

        “game”?

        xD

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 29, 2016 at 09:43

        YAAAAAAAAAR or G2A, apparently that pisses publishers off even more

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        • Ir0nseraph

          June 29, 2016 at 09:52

          No G2A or YAAAARGH on PS4, so wait for special , and share 😛

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 29, 2016 at 10:01

            Yup

        • Yondaime

          June 29, 2016 at 10:37

          Well thee guys statement basically says they do the same thing and people still buy their into their monopoly so YAAARGH should piss them off more coz they get nothing….not even 10%

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    • Kerrits

      June 29, 2016 at 13:38

      I thought it was because the graphics looked bad, and the trailer was boring?
      It looked a lot better in the E3 trailer.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 29, 2016 at 14:06

        You’re right as well

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  5. Dane

    June 29, 2016 at 09:29

    Let’s not forget that the Ghosts trailer on YouTube had more dislikes than likes. Yet here we are 3 years later…

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  6. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 29, 2016 at 09:30

    “we didn’t see it even in the same exact [trailer] on other platforms, like Facebook. It was unique.”
    Because it’s easier to focus on one video. Ghostbusters has one video has almost 900 000 dislikes but not nearly as much on other trailers.

    Yes there is hate and people dumped the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan on the trailer but it’s gonna sell. As sure as there’s a new COD coming next year and the year after.

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  7. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    June 29, 2016 at 09:32

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 29, 2016 at 09:35

      XD

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  8. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 29, 2016 at 09:36

    Hirshberg to Youtube be like…
    http://i.imgur.com/bkXdQP4.jpg

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