Call of Duty: IW vs. “Battlefield 1” Trailer War

A week on from the release of the first trailer for “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” and a few days after the release of the first trailer for “Battlefield 1,” the dust has settled and the reaction has been fascinating.

According to Forbes, the heated rivalry between the two mega-gaming franchises has resulted in the ‘Infinite Warfare’ trailer scoring the dubious honor of being the most disliked video game video of all time on YouTube, and the fourth most disliked video in all of YouTube history.

With 16.3 million views to date, the trailer has racked up 1.63 million dislikes – putting it behind Rebecca Black’s “Friday” but ahead of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in terms of downvotes.

On the flipside, the “Battlefield 1” trailer has passed 23.3 million views to date and has scored 1.25 million likes – putting it in the Top 200 most liked YouTube videos ever and the most liked trailer of all time, across movies, TV or video games.

As the site says, these numbers are not normal. The “Grand Theft Auto V” reveal trailer has 280,000 likes while films like “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises” are in the mid-80,000 likes range – and those are over their lifetime, not just over a few days.

Meanwhile the competition between the game’s developers has taken an interesting turn too. After the publicised (and then deleted) dissing of the ‘Duty’ trailer by “Battlefield” game developers, the ‘Duty’ developers have now responded to the “Battlefield” trailer with nothing but professionalism and praise.

There’s still plenty more hype and reveals to come with E3 next month likely to show some more from both games. “Battlefield 1” is due for release on October 21st for home consoles and PC, “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” will release on November 4th for home consoles and PC.