Activision’s CEO Doesn’t Think The Mass-Disliked ‘Call Of Duty: Infinite’ Trailer Is A Big Deal

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05.07.16 5 Comments

The only thing infinite about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare seems to be the plethora of dislikes the reveal trailer is getting on YouTube. It’s almost like fans (or non-fans) of the series are trying to up the like/dislike ratio like their K/Ds. As of this writing, the reveal trailer has 226,000 thumbs up, and over 750,000 thumbs down with no end in sight.

As if on cue, Activision had a quarterly earnings call this week with investors and one asked Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg point blank about Infinite’s overwhelming number of dislikes. He dropped the speakerphone (get it, like dropping the mic).

“The reveal trailer for Black Ops II, which took the franchise into the future for the first time, had the most dislikes of any reveal trailer we had ever made at that time. And that, of course, went on to become our most successful game ever.”

Of course, that was likely in the early days of the game’s reveal, and things more than evened out. Four years later, the Black Ops 2 reveal is sitting at a healthy 160K likes to 60K dislikes. That’s nothing near the 500,000 thumbs down that are separating an even like/dislike ratio for Infinite Warfare.  Hirshberg does have a point, however. Infinite Warfare is coming packaged with a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, a fan-favorite of the series. There’s no reason to believe Infinite Warfare won’t set sales records as usual.

Activision released a full statement, putting the online vitriol in a nice little context. (h/t Kotaku)

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