Call of Duty’s Social Media Negativity “Has Virtually Evaporated” with Call of Duty: WWII
Activision talks about Call of Duty: WWII's fan reception, and looks like negativity is declining.
During Activision’s quarterly conference call for investors and analysts, CEO Eric Hirshberg talked more about the fans’ reception of Call of Duty: WWII.
After confirming that the game’s reveal trailer has become the most liked video in Call o Duty history and has the most organic views of any Call of Duty reveal trailer ever made, Hirshberg mentioned that equally as important as positive indicators is that negative negative social media sentiment, with which the series had an issue last year (with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare), has “virtually evaporated” into 0.2% at reveal.
Hirshberg also explained that he feels that Call of Duty: WWII is a great game, and the right game at the right time, and that there’s a thirst from the community to go back to “boots on the ground.”
He then added that developers aren’t stopping there, will bring “real innovations” to the game, designed to keep it fresh and making more appealing for different kinds of players. Those innovations are going to be presented at E3, when the multiplayer will be available with hands-on sessions. That is an indication that Activision has a lot of confidence on what they’re going to show.
As a bonus, Hirshberg also mentioned that with the benefit of knowing what Activision has in the pipeline beyond Call of Duty: WWII, he has a lot of confidence that gamers are going to be excited for all the games that the company is “cooking for the next several years.”
Earlier today, Activision also confirmed that Call of Duty: WWII‘s pre-orders are “off to a very strong start.”
Call of Duty: WWII will release for PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 3rd, 2017.
Today, Activision announced its financial results for the first quarter of Calendar year 2017, and you can read them in detail here.