Update: Infinite Warfare has moved onto the number 5th spot on the list, beating Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball video.
The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer is on a record breaking spree but for all the wrong reasons.
After managing to secure the notorious title of being the most disliked video game trailer ever on YouTube, it has now made its way into another coveted list. The trailer is now on YouTube’s top 10 most disliked videos list.
With over 1.2 million dislikes, it’s beaten videos like Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, Miley Cyrus’s We Can’t Stop, and the recently released Ghostbusters announcement trailer. Currently sitting at 6th, it looks all set to enter the top 5 soon and overthrow Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball video, which currently holds the number 5 position.
Many industry experts claim that the immense amount of negative response the announcement trailer received was due to it going to space and not paying heed to signs from fans, who wanted a more ‘boots on the ground’ experience rather than a sci-fi futuristic setting, which is exactly what Infinite Warfare promises to offer with the next game release.
EA and DICE might have played a masterstroke by announcing Battlefield 1, which takes place during World War I, a move which has already gotten them more views than Call of Duty’s announcement trailer – something that the Battlefield series has never managed to do before.
The YouTube episode has escalated so much that Activision’s CEO actually had to answer a question regarding the same during a recent investor call. The CEO took it like a champ but you can imagine him not being too fond of having to answer.
He also reminded people of how Black Ops 2 had a similar (although paling in comparison to this) response and yet went on to become the highest grossing Call of Duty title ever.
We have seen this in the franchise before: 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 have ever made at that time, and that of course went on to become our most successful game ever.
Activision’s only saving grace this year might be the Modern Warfare remaster as things are looking really grim for its latest entry. However, it’s still in the early days and perhaps they can have a miracle occur and have some kind of positive reaction from the community by showing more of the game, before it hits stands this November.