Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
"Call of Duty Infinite Warfare" will be bundled with "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered." PlayStation

Fans may not be as positively receptive of “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” as they were of “Modern Warfare.” As of writing the reveal trailer has received 8.96 million views. But the ratio of likes versus dislikes is overwhelming. While there are 194,859 likes for the video, there are 415,681 dislikes.

This is quite a surprising figure, considering that the previous trailers did not receive as many downvotes. Speculation has pointed to the possibility that fans have been looking forward to a “Call of Duty” iteration that was not set in the future, Forbes reported.

Some of the fans who are talking on YouTube have tried to defend Infinity Ward’s stance. They speculated that the work that was conducted on “Call of Duty Infinite Warfare” was already in motion even before the more recent iterations were launched. Since these have went into the territory of futuristic titles, this may also have been the current developer’s direction with “Call of Duty Infinite Warfare.”

Publisher Activision has since then responded to the fans’ reactions following the reveal of “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.” Quoting Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg during a financial conference call, DualShockers reported that the company is not only looking at the initial response to the trailer video, but also in the preorder measures since the new COD title has been revealed.

“While of course we see the passionate opinions online, we also look at other measurements, and the fact is that it’s very early: pre-orders are off to a very strong start, views of the reveal trailer that you refer to are up and the number of likes per view on the “Infinite Warfare’ reveal trailer are also the highest we’ve ever seen,” said Hirshberg.

The publisher has also compared the initial reception of fans to “Call of Duty Black Ops 3,” which had then had a good deal of dislikes as well. Considering that the game had been one of the drivers for Activision exceeding expectations for its fiscal Q1 earnings, perhaps “Call of Duty Infinite Warfare” should not be discounted just yet.

It is also possible that fans are annoyed at being unable to get a standalone version of “Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered.” Some are even speculating that the bundled move was a way to sell “Infinite Warfare” than the actual new game itself.

Hopefully, Infinity Ward and Activision will release more details and info about “Call of Duty Infinite Warfare” in the coming days and at E3 2016.

"Call of Duty Infinite Warfare" trailer (Credit: YouTube/Call of Duty)