Gamers hate Call of Duty just to hate Call of Duty

COD127At Sony’s E3 press conference this evening, Activision showed off their latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Infinite Warfare.

The trailer had no identifying markers, leading virtually the entire crowd into believing the game was an entirely new-IP. A space simulator of some kind. Something with awesome gravity mechanics and grappling hooks and piloting spaceships.

As the trailer went on, it was clear that the crowd had more and more interest in the game. Looking around, people seemed genuinely enthralled, curious to what new IP they could possibly be looking at.

Yet, the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare logo was shown at the end of the video and people seemed to cheer slightly–mostly in surprise–then quickly let that fade into silence.

Which begs the question: why do gamers hate on Call of Duty? Sure, it’s a game that has done the same thing over and over again, but if there is genuinely new gameplay shown off in the trailer, most of which is intriguing, interesting, and pretty damn good looking, why are we hard on Activision and Infinity Ward the way we are?

We’re genuinely curious about why this is the case. What do you think about the difference between Infinite Warfare‘s latest trailer and the run-of-the-mill reveal we saw in May? Were you surprised by the new gameplay? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter!