Call of Duty Infinite Warfare VS Battlefield 1 (COD IW vs BF1) – Video Game / FPS Comparison


The First Person Shooter is a gaming genre
that took the nation by storm in the early 1990s, and since then there have been two
franchises that own the Wartime FPS market. Call of Duty has become one of, if not the
most, well known FPS in the world. With its imaginative storylines and renowned
online capabilities, it’s hard not to see why. However its latest installment, Infinite Warfare,
with its weird sci-fi setting and lack of graphical upgrades, has garnered the series
a massive amount of backlash from it’s fans. The trailer for the game alone has 3.4 million
dislikes and only 570,000 likes. Then, like a dark horse, Battlefield did it’s
best to swoop in and steal a win from its longtime competitor. But did it work? Has Battlefield finally beaten Call of Duty? Was Call of Duty ever in front to begin with? Let’s take a closer look in this episode
of The Infographics Show; Call of Duty vs Battlefield. Call of Duty was originally developed by a
new company known as Infinity Ward, an American Company based in Woodland Hills, California
and founded in May 2002. Although a newcomer to the development scene,
the majority of the team had worked on the FPS Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, and so
decided to stick with the war based FPS, and on October 29th, 2003, Call of Duty was released
for the PC. In 2005, Infinity Ward decided they wanted
to get into the console market, so parent company Activision brought in Treyarch to
develop a console game to go alongside the up and coming Call of Duty 2. Treyarch was quite established at this point,
with several PS1, PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube titles to its name. In 2009, an unknown company called Sledgehammer
Games made a pitch to Activision about creating a spin off for the Call of Duty franchise. The game was approved but eventually dropped
when the creators of Infinity Ward were fired, taking the Modern Warfare branch with them,
and leading to Sledgehammer being brought in to assist the remaining team to finish
Modern Warfare 3, which was near ending its development. Now the three companies work separately on
each installment, with each company producing a new game every 3 years, leading to a new
Call of Duty every year. Treyarch is responsible for the Black Op Series,
Sledgehammer for Advanced Warfare, and Infinity Ward for Infinite Warfare. Battlefield’s history, on the other hand,
is a lot simpler than its competitor. Digital Illusions (known as DICE) was founded
in 1992 and had a wealth of experience with PC gaming when they created Battlefield a
decade after the company’s founding. The original Battlefield, Battlefield 1942,
was released on September 10th, 2002, for the PC, which is also more than a year before
Call of Duty. The only other developer to ever work on a
Battlefield game is Visceral Games. Visceral Games also had a large number of
games to their name, and were therefore given ownership of Battlefield: Hardline. To date, Call of Duty has 13 games within
the main series franchise, selling roughly 260 million units world wide (not including
Infinite Warfare), stacking up more than $11 billion. Battlefield isn’t far behind with 11 games
in its franchise. However, they’ve only sold 60 million units,
totalling about $2.2 billion, less than a quarter of the Call of Duty sales. Due to the number of game releases of Call
of Duty, and the variety of games within the franchise, its Campaign Modes average 6.8
hours of playtime, ranging from 5-9 hours. Battlefield shines in this area, with its
campaign modes across all games averaging 7.7 hours of play time. This is because Battlefield’s games all
have full stories, with no game being less than 6 hours and one game having a staggering
15 hour campaign mode. But what does all of this mean? The franchises have been going for more than
a decade, and the best one seems quite cut and dry. Call of Duty has more games on more consoles,
and has sold more copies…job done. Except it’s not. Since its creation, Call of Duty has been
the more popular franchise, but the numbers from their latest games show the tides might
be turning. Call of Duty’s latest game, Infinite Warfare,
is receiving an average of 76% in its reviews on Metacritic, which is a small downgrade
from its preceding 80% average. Battlefront, on the other hand, is on the
rise, with its predecessor averaging 82%, and its current iteration 87%. So far, there is a clear difference, but nothing
too dramatic; it doesn’t look too bad for Call of Duty…until you look at the sales
figures. Infinite Warfare was the best selling game
of 2016. However if you compare it to the numbers from
the previous game, Black Ops 3, you see there is a clear decline. Black Ops 3 sold 32.5 million copies. Admittedly, Infinite Warfare has only been
out for 3 months, so that would explain the low sales, however Black Ops 3 made $550 million
on its opening weekend, while Infinite Warfare sales were down 50% in comparison. The last main title in the Battlefield series,
Battlefield 4, sold underwhelmingly compared to Black Ops 3, with about 14 million copies. Battlefield 1, on the other hand, already
sold 15 million copies in just 4 months. Ultimately, Battlefield 1 was the 2nd best
selling game of 2016. With numbers like this, it is clear something
is definitely wrong in the Call of Duty camp. Maybe these numbers will improve with the
next release, or maybe the audience’s trust in the franchise is gone for good and moving
over to the more consistent Battlefield? All we know is…Call of Duty, overall, is
the more successful franchise, by quite a huge margin, but if they do not listen to
criticism, this could signal the beginning of its end. So, which do you think is the better franchise? Let us know in the comments! To get a daily comparison or fact in your
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100 thoughts on “Call of Duty Infinite Warfare VS Battlefield 1 (COD IW vs BF1) – Video Game / FPS Comparison

  1. What is your opinion of Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1? Which two games do you want us to compare in the future? Also please forgive us for saying 'Battlefront' at one point. After hours of working on something, everything starts to look and sound the same.

  2. Battlefield 1 was MY true next gen experience, played it first on ps4 pro, switched over to pc. the amount of detail and graphical fidelity in that game was absolutely magnificent. You can tell that alot of love and effort was put into that game, its actually the game DICE has been always wanting to make but EA actually tried to fuck with the development but DICE made it anyway. and that game came out nearly 2 years ago and still beat WW2 in the dirt. The pacing is fantastic and there is just so much opportunity to kick ass and do some cool shit in bf1 compared to COD. Honestly, i hope treyarch makes the next COD game this time

  3. Battlefield!!!!! cod was nice from my childhood but now??!!! this shit cods titles play only fat,ugly, virgins, kids!!! … cod have nothing to offer, zero skill nothing….

  4. Battle field one came with my Xbox one s. It's good if u like maps the size of earth where it takes 3 hours to get a kill. While iw takes 30 seconds to. Witch I also have. Plus zombies. Also battle field one only have six story's in campaign. So it's seems to short

  5. I like the both of the two games
    I play battlefield 1 .it is so cool in multiple players but the campaign is bad.
    I play in COD infinite warfare(the worst game ever) and black ops 1 2 3

  6. I have so many cods and yet only battlefield 1 but i see that bf1 is strictly better than all cods combined. I mean c'mon the battlefield franchise has better singleplayer missions and great multiplayer. A quick tip for bf1 is to see in singleplayer which guns suit you the most so you can become a living lawnmower with them (that's what happened to me when i found out the hellriegel existed😉😉😉)

  7. "Has battlefield finally beat call of duty?" Bitch battlefield have beat them before but this time…. this time they made cod go extinct

  8. I mean, Call Of Duty was a great franchise. What is wrong with Cod is its community, the community is full of people who want different things. Cancerous, Childish you name it.

    Battlefield has a more friendlier environment, each one of DICE's games are well done and show how the people of DICE Really but there back into it.
    I'd say Battlefield is better.

  9. The reason why cod is so popular because 3/4 of their players are kids aged from 4-15 the others are at least 16 and so on.
    Battlefield is more for older players because the game is much harder than COD, mostly because of the vehicles that you can drive in the multiplayer and the size of the maps that are averaged to 3-7 times bigger than COD's maps in multiplayer as well.

  10. I find it funny that battlefield fans think that they are “cool” for playing battlefield and all cod fans are under the age of 10.

  11. BF1 went back to history (actually almost completely accurate) and they succeeded greatly. Now, in 2018 COD realized that their future crap is trash and tried to fix their mistakes but it just ends up being a cliche movie basically.

  12. Big note!!!! 60 % OF THE POEPLE WHO SAYED THAT INFINTY WARFARE WAS SO BAD; THEY NEVER PLAYED THE GAME. So how they explain that infinity wafare was bad. In fact infinity warfare was the first futurist game developed by infinity ward. AW& BLACK OPS 2 & 3 were released by slendergammer & Tryearch.

  13. Cod was never upfront battlefield was always the better game in my opinion and cod mostly has little kids that scream the shit out of their mics and its just so frustrating to play with them, but battlefield has mostly mature players

  14. I mean I loved Call Of Duty, but eversince Infinite Warfare, Call Of Duty has only made ONE good game after that and it was WW2 so I am now a Battlefield fan

  15. Bf for freedom man cod has small maps on online and its so fast its not like a war its like a kid fight in sandpool in bf series u can snipe people 1 km away and this is normal for every bf player

  16. I played cod on the PS2 then halfway throw the 360 generation when I discovered BF3 and I didn’t play cod any more

  17. HEY I HAVE BLACK OPS 4,3,2,1 TITIANFALL 2 ,COD WW2,COD GHOSTS,MW3 AND 2 AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ADVANCED WARFARE.

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