Infinite Warfare has been controversy’s favorite child. Ever since Activision announced that the game will take the series into space, there has been a huge backlash from the Call of Duty community.
The game’s announcement trailer holds the notorious record of being the second most disliked video on Youtube ever. However, initially, the publisher brushed off the negativity surrounding the game, claiming that it has performed really well.
That statement changed during a recently held financial earnings conference call this week by the company. Activision’s CEO Eric Hirshberg, who had previously defended the game, finally admitted that the game actually under performed a lot and didn’t live upto the company’s expectations.
Hirshberg also agreed that the game’s sci-fi setting didn’t resonate with the entire CoD fanbase:
Infinite Warfare had a ton of great gameplay innovations. But it also had a setting that didn’t appeal to all of our fans.
He also confirmed that the upcoming Call of Duty game developed by Sledgehammer Games, due out in November this year, would take the series back to its roots and offer a boots on the ground experience.
In other news, Battlefield 1 went on to become the most successful Battlefield game ever made, and it was set during world war 1. Does Activision plan to follow a similar path with its next Call of Duty game?
Would it backfire and people would accuse it of copying its competitor? Only time would tell.
We’ve more to say as well about why Activision isn’t copying anybody but that’s going to be done in another article.