We start of the week properly with a new trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The game, which was developed by Infinity Ward, has a release date of November 4th.
The newest installment promises to be a “return to the roots of the franchise where large-scale war and cinematic, immersive military storytelling take center stage.” But it appears there will be a shift from boots-on-the-ground combat to piloting futuristic spaceships.
You will be Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot who is in command of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. You will lead “remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy.” The campaign will take players across the solar system, spanning locations including Earth and beyond in a “grand scale war.”
Details of the plot from GameSpot:
Infinite Warfare will take place in the future, after Earth has been stripped of its natural resources as a result of population growth and industrial expansion. The residents of Earth rely on colonies established elsewhere in the solar system to mine planets and asteroids for resources. The value of these outposts attracts militant radicals who seek to control them, an action which could place the countries of Earth in a very unfavorable position. A United Nations Space Alliance has been established, although few details on its role and purpose have been revealed.
Details on The Settlement Defense Front (The Front) describe the movement as a “group of insurgents” that broke away from the United Nations Space Alliance during a war of secession, prior to the events of Infinite Warfare. The Front is also described as a “fascist power.” Following years of a troubled stalemate with The Front, relations have deteriorated to a point where the entire solar system is poised on the brink of war.
“This year, we’re both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights,” said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg. “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a bold, new vision from the studio that created the original Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, and an adventure on an insanely epic scale that only Call of Duty could deliver.”
As far as multiplayer games, Activision has said that it will feature an “evolution of Call of Duty’s movement system with an emphasis on front-line engagement.” With more emphasis on vertical play, a la Titanfall. Players will be able to conquer goals in “creative ways based on their specific play style.”
The new co-operative zombies mode is said to feature a new storyline, unique gameplay features and mechanics.
Activision also revealed that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be offered in these various editions:
- Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition: Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered — SRP $79.99.
- Digital Deluxe Edition: Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass — SRP $99.99.
- Legacy Pro Edition: Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items — SRP $119.99.
The remastered Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will be upgraded to “true high-definition, vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound, and much more.” The updated game will include the full Modern Warfare campaign and ten multiplayer maps with enhanced textures, physically based rendering, high-dynamic range lighting, and “much more.” Confirmed maps so far include Crash, Backlot and Crossfire. The remaster of the 2007 classic is being executive produced by Infinity Ward and developed by Raven.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be out November 4, 2016 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.