Who would have thought this day would come? A videogame trailer is now the second most hated video in Youtube’s history, beating other videos such as Miley’s Wrecking Ball, Nicki Minaz’s Anaconda and Psy’s Gangnam Style.
The reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has now surpassed all but one video to secure second spot on Youtube’s most disliked videos reach, it crossed Rebecca Black’s music video Friday to get there, which has now dropped to the 3rd position. It is to be noted that the list hasn’t updated correctly yet, but the video has in fact overtaken Friday by around 20,000 dislikes as of now.
It’s actually crazy to even think we would see such a day but the widespread hatred for Activision’s move to take Call of Duty into space has reached viral levels now. It also makes you wonder if people who doesn’t have an active interest in the series or gaming in general had joined the campaign to ensure it becomes one of the most hated Youtube videos ever.
The only video which has got more dislikes than the recently released Call of Duty trailer is Justin Beiber’s music video “BABY’ and it seems Call of Duty won’t be able to topple it from top spot as it’s ahead by approx 4 million dislikes.
However, that won’t change the fact that the latest Call of Duty game has got the worst possible reception from the gaming community in general. It’s only saving grace came in the form of the announcement of a Modern Warfare remastered edition, that’ll only ship as part of special editions for Infinite Warfare and can’t be purchased as a standalone copy.
EA seemed to have gained the most out of this, as it announced Battlefield 1 merely five days after the new CoD title was revealed. Unlike its competitor, Battlefield 1 has gone on to become the most liked videogame trailer ever and has also beaten the Call of Duty title in terms of views on Youtube.
EA has had a fairytale start to this year’s battle against its direct and powerful competitor, and it might actually manage to outsell Call of Duty this year, something which still seems extremely unlikely but plausible.
The world war setting seems to have stuck a chord with not only fans of Battlefield but many within the Call of Duty community, who longed a switch from modern day war to more ‘boots on the ground’ experiences.
It might have made them feel that although Activision refused to hear their pleas, its competitor has done a massive fan service by taking up the challenge of going back in history to offer a more traditional shooter experience.