The Call of Duty franchise "has never been stronger", Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has said in response to a question about fan backlash to the newly announced Infinite Warfare.
"We've made a great game [Black Ops 3] that our fans love and that's demonstrated by the fact that our monthly active users are at all-time highs," Hirshberg said.
He added: "Season Pass is at an all-time high and, in fact, we expect to deliver the most map packs ever to players with Black Ops III."
"Right now, the franchise has never been stronger. We have more people playing Black Ops III, a game that takes place in the future with boost jumps and fictitious weapons and all the rest, than any game in our history."
Pre-order Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition now on PS4 or Xbox One to ensure you get the Modern Warfare remaster at launch on November 4.