It’s here, the most awaited battle of the year. The war to win the hearts of the FPS gaming community when Electronic Arts (Battlefield 1) and Activision (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare) release their initial trailers. Both developers took pride in releasing their titles. But, who emerged as the winner?
The trailers revealed everything fans could expect from both games. While Battlefield 1 based its plot on true historical events from WWI, Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare has ascended into a futuristic world, immersing characters into land and Space battles. However, YouTube responded by backfiring COD’s initial goal to attract its community. Instead, it served as leverage for BF1, which received the most positive response from FPS fans (Even COD fanboys).
In an article by Gamespot, it points how COD has already earned more than one million dislikes on YouTube whereas BF1 received a heartwarming 1 million likes. Does that mean Electronic Arts has already won the war?
Fans are already jumping to conclusion. However, this incident has occurred in the past. During Blizzard’s analyst conference call, CEO of Activision Publishing Eric Hirshberg said, as per Kotaku, “We’ve 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 had ever made at that time. And that went on to become our most successful game ever.”
Simply put, both games will go on to deliver what fans expected! While it is evident BF1 has grown to another level compared to COD, plot-wise, COD will go on to register again as the best-selling game of the year. The developers at Electronic Arts, on the other hand, are aware of COD’s hold over the gaming community. But, as GAMERANT points out, the enmity doesn’t contain itself with the consumers but also amongs staff. The recent alleged social media attack by EA answers our question.
Sales-wise, we can predict Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare to stand at the top thanks to the remastered Modern Warfare Edition. Battlefield 1 has already intrigued many COD fans and its sales will rise due to all the controversial articles across the internet. The whole point of releasing trailers in the same week wasn’t a coincidence; rather, a public stunt by both publishers.
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