There are a lot of PC games available this year. Two of which are upcoming shooters: Battlefield 1 set in World War 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which takes on a more futuristic approach.
A survey was conducted by a financial firm called “Piper Jaffray” and they asked 100 console gamers which upcoming games they were most excited about.
Out of the 100 console gamers surveyed, 33 of them were highly anticipating the release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare while 26 gamers are excited about the Battlefield 1 release.
Do note that only 100 gamers were surveyed and they are all using either the Xbox One or the Playstation 4 game consoles. This may not represent what will actually happen in the real world and also consider that PC gamers were not taken into account.
Still, it is quite interesting that 33% of the gamers surveyed want Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare more than EA and DICE’s upcoming shooting game.
Many people believe that Battlefield 1 will surely be way better than Infinite Warfare mainly because of the fact that the former is based on an actual war than happened in the world as opposed to a futuristic, non-historical setting.
It is also an interesting thing to note that 3 of the newest titles from Activision are set in a futuristic world as opposed to something that is close to the modern times.
I guess a lot of people just do not want a game that has a futuristic setting. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the first Call of Duty game ever to be set in a futuristic timeline but that didn’t bode well with the fans.
Next, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was considered to be one of the most highly anticipated entries to the franchise but that, too, didn’t live up to its hype.
I guess there is something about futuristic warfare that doesn’t appeal to fans. That is probably because the weapons that are available in the game might not be available in real life in the future or something to that extent.
Battlefield 1 is going to be awesome, though. There was a recently released trailer along with some commentary from the game developers.
Apparently, Battlefield 1 was a game that was created from a lot of research. The developers of the game also had a lot of fun researching about the war because the more they’ve uncovered something about the said war, the more they realize that World War 1 is actually an interesting historical event.
According to one of the developers, World War 1 was a “war of the firsts” in that a lot of countries tried a lot of things for the first time.
This ranges from new guns and weapons to new tactics being implemented in the battlefield.
Anyway, the survey conducted by the financial firm is not definitive as they only surveyed console gamers and left out the PC gamers and 100 of them do not really represent the actual gamer demographic.