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Why are people disliking the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer?

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Modern Warfare Remastered requires Infinite Warfare 2

We’ve told you about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. We’ve looked at the reveal trailer, and we told you about needing to buy Infinite Warfare in order to get your hands on Modern Warfare. So far, the guys weren’t too critical of either – the trailer looked pretty cool (even if it sort of looks like Halo) and it makes good business sense not to sell Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare separately. Well, the internet is far less reasonable.

Spotted over on Reddit, it appears that there’s a campaign to down vote the reveal trailer. At the time of writing, there are almost 8 million views and over 300k dislikes compared to 178k likes.

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Looking at the comments, the frustration seems to be based on two things. People aren’t happy with the direction of the franchise going so far into the future, hoping instead for a return to WWI or WWII. They also feel that charging more for Modern Warfare and not giving fans an option to buy it separately is price gouging. It certainly will be expensive – $80/R1 200 before you even pick up the season pass? Fans will have to spend quite a bit more money than usual this year.

I understand the criticism, but I’m more interested in the impact this might have. Will people simply down vote the trailer and then still go out and spend their hard earned money? As much as Activision might worry about the dislikes on their trailer and get some PR people to try to do extra work promoting the game, as long as Call of Duty sells as consistently as always, there really isn’t any reason for them to change what they’re planning on doing.

Is this just like hashtag activism – something easy people can do to feel like they’re making a difference? Or will this actually influence Activision before people even have the chance to vote with their wallets?

Last Updated: May 5, 2016

37 Comments

  1. Original Heretic

    May 5, 2016 at 14:33

    It’s a money making machine. As long as it keeps working and rakes in the moola, they aint gonna change nothin’.

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  2. RinceThis

    May 5, 2016 at 14:35

    That’s an indifference of over 8 million to Trevor’s dislike of people. Hectic.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 5, 2016 at 14:39

      I’m reasonably sure I’ve just been insulted, but I don’t understand it. O_o

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 14:38

    I disliked it before it was the cool thing to do

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 5, 2016 at 14:47

      Amen

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    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 5, 2016 at 16:02

      HIPSTER!! Or is it? I’m so confused right now…

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 5, 2016 at 16:04

        XD

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    • Strawman Jim

      May 6, 2016 at 09:41

      Amen brother

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 14:41

    Why does it matter? Gonna sell millions irregardless of the dislikes and people who just want the remaster only need to wait a couple of months, they’re gonna sell it separately

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  5. Kerrits

    May 5, 2016 at 14:42

    Have you seen the trailer? It really does look like a 2010 game.

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 5, 2016 at 14:47

      ^This

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  6. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 14:42

    • Pariah

      May 5, 2016 at 14:44

      LOOOOL

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 5, 2016 at 14:46

      Perfect

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 5, 2016 at 14:44

    I’d downvote it on principle. Just look at that silly facial hair.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 5, 2016 at 14:44

      lol

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  8. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 14:45

    Will be interesting to see the dislikes on the BF reveal video tomorrow

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    • Aries

      May 5, 2016 at 22:01

      EA seem to have learnt a few things but hope they actually learnt something

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  9. HvR

    May 5, 2016 at 14:50

    Lots of good reasons to downvote.
    Crappy mustache FX
    Wings deploying in low orbit
    Stringing up Bowie still warm corpse to make it dance for promotional reasons.

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  10. RinceThis

    May 5, 2016 at 15:02

    Trailer looks like it’s from the 90s… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oVfIFrpslI

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  11. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 5, 2016 at 15:03

    Want Roep van Diens is ‘n pot snot

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 5, 2016 at 15:05

      Kan dalk ‘n goeie sepie titel wees?

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 5, 2016 at 15:06

        Roep van Diens
        Oneindigende Oorlog

        Want oorlog, oorlog verander nooit.

        Meer soos oneindigende slegte weergawes van speletjies

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  12. RinceThis

    May 5, 2016 at 15:06

    These trailers are like SONY… Uncharted is Marvel…

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 5, 2016 at 15:25

      hmmmm Martha… I meant May

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 5, 2016 at 15:31

        Suddenly very few people feel bad about Uncle Ben dying again.

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        • Dutch Matrix

          May 5, 2016 at 15:56

          I have to ask: With the next Spiderman reboot, who is going to play aunt May? Emma Watson?

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 16:47

            Marisa Tomei

  13. miaau

    May 5, 2016 at 15:18

    is the like/ dislike ratio not almost irrelevant, given that about 15 times more views were made than people liked or disliked? Although, like / dislike is unique, whereas the same person could view this 15 times

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 5, 2016 at 15:27

      The dislikes doesn’t mean a thing, people are disliking because everyone is doing it.

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  14. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    May 5, 2016 at 16:06

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! I’ve been waiting for this.

    We’re going to space, not to fight aliens though, because that unrealistic (while wielding a supersuit that can jump across a few hectares of land)…

    And this time, we’re doing everything differently, we were so original that we combined our company’s name and one of our previous titles’ names to create this game, unfortunately we couldn’t import everything from our previous titles, because Carl broke the V button on his keyboard…

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  15. The Sten

    May 5, 2016 at 16:54

    If you’re looking for at least a somewhat accurate public opinion on something, Reddit is the last place you should look.

    I mean, for the past few months, they were 100% sure that Bernie Sanders would be the next president of the universe. We all know how that turned out….hehe

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  16. Matthew Holliday

    May 5, 2016 at 18:45

    As cool as i think this is, reddit discussions remind me of watching old people who have only recently discovered their sense of entitlement, arguing on facebook.

    The debates and discussion on this thread especially, cant tell if 12 or 50

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  17. Stuart

    May 5, 2016 at 20:29

    i disliked because of the price and the only way they are going to secure the sales they want is by putting the remaster in with it which let’s face it is what everyone really wants, £95 quid na, for the first time since mw1 they can go F themselves in the A

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  18. WhiteRock

    May 6, 2016 at 07:50

    Maybe they don’t like David Bowie…?

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  19. Milesh Bhana

    May 6, 2016 at 09:14

    The trailer looked great. Would definitely pick this up later for the SP campaign.

    But yes, they deserve tons of hate for forcing us to buy the new game to get COD:MW.

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