Activision making themselves popular! What have they done now after their flopped reveal?

On the 2nd of May Activision released the reveal trailer for this years Call of Duty called Infinite Warfare. The reveal wasn’t received very well at all, as it has almost 2 Million dislikes on YouTube, which makes the video one of the Top 10 most disliked Videos on YouTube.
Together with the reveal Activision showed a sneak peek of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, which will be shipped together with Infinite Warfare.

What could Activision do wrong with the remake of an awesome game?

Upon release Activision announced, that the game would already feature ten of the original 16 maps, which left many Call of Duty fans even more bad taste in their mouth then they already had from the release itself.
Many people in the gaming community are disappointed of that, including me, and they fear that Activision plans on releasing the left over maps as part of the Infinite Warfare DLC (Downloadable Content).
The fear is justified though, because Activision already announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will only be available in a Bundle with Infinite Warfare, meaning the game will not be available a single copy.

Is there no way around that?

Call of Duty PC gamers though they would be able to get the game of online distributors, who sold Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered separately.
Activision spiked their guns though, as they announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will only be playable if you own a copy of Infinite Warfare. That’s obviously quite a bummer for most PC fans of the series who just wanted to play the Call of Duty 4 Remake.

I think Activision did not handle their release strategies very well, as they turned of many fans off the series for this years Call of Duty release. DRM (digital rights management) restrictions are not a good way to hold the community at bay. I think this year Activision overshot their mark, which will show itself in the sales for sure. Hopefully Activision will realize their mistakes and fix them for next year’s Call of Duty release.

What do you think about Activision’s Call of Duty release so far? Leave a Comment

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