Battlefield 1 was announced last week with a trailer, and if you’re wondering how it was received by the gaming public, then here’s your answer: the trailer has past the one million-Like milestone on YouTube, making it the most liked trailer of all time.
Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was announced a week prior and it’s floundering. The futuristic shooter has surpassed one million dislikes, making it the most disliked trailer of all time.
To put this in perspective, Battlefield 1’s trailer has almost as many Likes as Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” music video, which, if you remember 2013, was basically a universal hit. On the other end of the spectrum, Infinite Warfare sits at nearly 1,400,000. Not only does this make it the most disliked trailer of all time, it’s the fourth most disliked video in YouTube history, ahead of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” and “Gangnam Style” by Psy.
For comparison, the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just over 660,000 likes while its teaser only brought in over 144,000.
Now, it’s worth noting that these numbers may not be 100% accurate, but it’s still mystifying to see the discrepancy between the way these two new shooter games have been received.
YouTube users aren’t the only ones who like the Battlefield 1 trailer. Infinite Warfare developer Infinity Ward shared the trailer on its Facebook page saying, “It’s a great reveal trailer. Kudos to the DICE team.” Additionally, Infinity Ward’s director of communications, Eric Monacelli, tweeted congratulations to DICE and said, “Great song choice, looks superb with interesting mechanics teased.”
Why is there so much praise for Battlefield 1 and so many jeers for the Infinite Warfare trailer? Can the explanation really be as simple as, “We don’t like the sci-fi angle,” as people have been suggesting?
Watch both trailers below and let us know why you think Battlefield 1 succeeds and Infinite Warfare fails.