A Twitter posted on April 14 from Infinity Ward that hints of an appearance by John "Soap" MacTavish in the next Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC has received a massive backlash from gamers.
The tweet states "Continue?" while featuring an image of Soap with a caption that asks, "Continue, yes or no". The teaser has been met with a massive backlash from gamers and fans of the series.
Most gamers have responded in a negative manner while others have outright criticized the game. The anger includes gamers who feel that DLC's are a scam to milk consumers out of extra cash. Others took the time to denounce the series gimmick of releasing the same game every year with little change.
User Jimmy Glatfelter replied to the tweet by stating, "@InfinityWard i love how you're soooo worried about DLC when less and less ppl are playing daily because you don't fix the game >.>"
User Brandon replied to the tweet by stating, "@InfinityWard Continue the worst game in the franchise? How about f***ing no."
Very few gamer have actually replied with a "#Yes".
This backlash could be a continued reflection of how the gaming community feels about Call of Duty: Ghosts. When the game was released back in November; most critics highly praised it while many gamers panned it. This division between gamers and critics could be seen based on the games MetaCritic score.
Further proof could be seen in the sharp sales decline when it was revealed by Doug Creutz, an analyst Cowen & Company, sales were down by 19 percent when compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is the tenth game in the popular series that has sold over 100 million copies and on average has 40 million active players a month. The game has players take on the role as operatives of the Ghosts as they wage a war against the Federation in an attempt to defend America's sovereignty.