It might be a little early to call victory for EA in this latest generation of high-production-value, AAA shooters, but in terms of trailer popularity, DICE’s Battlefield 1 seems to have drawn a lot more positive attention than Activision’s Infinite Warfare. While the latter was a stand out for its negative reaction from fans, Battlefield 1 has been positively positive in comparison.
Taking place within an alternative First World War scenario, Battlefield 1 offers something quite different from the space-faring brawls of the latest Call of Duty. While no one has yet to play either game, fans of the respective series’ clearly know what they’re more interested in right now.
At the time of writing, the like/dislike ratio on the new Battlefield trailer is roughly 980,000 to 18,000, with a total of 19 million views. Very respectable numbers. In comparison, Infinite Warfare has a smaller, 13.8 million views, with 255,000 likes, but a monumental one million dislikes. That’s quite a contrast.
While there are still months before these games are released and plenty of time for Activision/Infinity Ward’s hype machine to build some more interest in Infinite Warfare, this stark difference in reaction from shooter communities does suggest that we will see higher sales of EA’s new Battlefield when it arrives.
The franchises do a have a lot of common history, but it’s interesting to note that instead of going with a similar, near-future scenario, EA/DICE took a step back into the past; clearly somewhere that fans would rather spend their time shooting people.
Perhaps it’s also the lack of a purchase-limited remastering that has helped fans show their love for the new WWI shooter?
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KitGuru Says: What do you think of the respective trailers? I must admit, Battlefield 1 is the first shooter in a long time that has me interested.