As many of us will know and have noticed over the years, the Call Of Duty franchise has been in decline for sometime now, losing its competitive traction and popularity among its current and previous fans due to poor releases "Call of Duty: Ghosts" most notably, and a lack of new direction for the franchise. It's constantly sticking with the space age/futuristic theme that many fans have become tired off and bored with, quite frankly. Which leads to a further point, the recent Infinite Warfare trailer and its en mass dislikes that flooded in upon release, which weren't exactly surprising considering the Call of Duty franchise chose to ignore the massive demand for backscaling the CoD theme back to the World War II era that fans so desperately wanted.
Currently, the Infinite Warfare trailer sits at 29,696,215 views with 3 million dislikes to 478,577 likes, in addition to taking up the place of the #2 most disliked video on YouTube, only surpassed for the #1 place by Justin Bieber's Baby music video. I'm sure now its safe to say the Call Of Duty franchise knows they have pissed off a lot of their fans for ignoring their wishes to backscale the games theme to a WWII.
In comparison with the Battlefield 1 release (currently has been announced to be set in the World War I era) , which encompassed the wishes of FPS shooter fans to return to an older theater of war for the theme of the game: The Battlefield 1 reveal trailer sits at 41,688,448 views with 1,910,763 likes to 35,434 dislikes. I think the community's response at least on the numerical side is rather telling and a testament to the fact many people were becoming sick and tired with the space age/futuristic theme and wanted something fresh. It also goes to show, when you listen
to your fans/ make games based off what they want, it certainly pays off.
What are your thoughts on the ongoing & current competition/ states of the 2 franchises? (the Battlefield and Call Of Duty franchises)