When Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was initially revealed it was met with nearly universal hatred from the community, with the game’s reveal trailer infamously going down as one of the most disliked videos on YouTube. However, while such harsh criticism might have caused some developers to backtrack on what they were doing, it has only served to make developer Infinity Ward make the game as good as it can be.
The game’s narrative lead, Taylor Kurosaki, spoke to Eurogamer about the game and all of the negative buzz that was surrounding it. He said that “What we’ve been seeing is, the more assets we put out, the more the response has got more positive. I’m glad the trend is the way it is.”
He goes on to say that “We’re happy the response has been positive, but we have to stick to our lathe and focus on making this game the best it can possibly be. Infinity Ward has wanted to make this game for such a long time.”
He finishes by saying that all of the criticism has “strengthened our resolve. We just had to get back to it and complete our mission. Reyes has a mission to complete, we do too. It’s amazing how analogous some of these things are – the burden of leadership is something a lot of people at the studio feel.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 4th. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will launch on the same day, though it can only be acquired through special editions of Infinite Warfare.