The first trailer for this year's Call of Duty game, Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, debuted on You Tube on Monday and has since racked up more than 8 million views.
But many viewers — hundreds of thousands of them — have expressed their displeasure with the futuristic Call of Duty by giving the video a thumbs-down.
We love that our fans treat this franchise like their own and have such strong points of view about it.
Here's his response: First of all, you gotta love the passion of gamers.
During an earnings call today, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg was asked about the mass dislikes flooding Call of Duty's You Tube channel.Hirshberg did his best to stay positive and provide some context.The video has garnered more than 187,000 likes, however, so the response hasn't been universally negative.And, according to Activision, there's a bright side to all the attention Infinite Warfare's premiere trailer has been getting.
Infinite Warfare features space travel and battles on distant planets, and many viewers have been making unkind comparisons to franchises like Halo and Star Wars, saying they'd prefer a more grounded, realistic Call of Duty.
The two most recent Call of Duty games, Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare, also featured futuristic settings, but kept the action on Earth.