Oh look, another Call of Duty game has been announced by Activision. Must be a year with a number in it.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (yes, really) takes the series firmly into the far future. If you thought Advanced Warfare was getting a bit much with its sci-fi shenanigans, then perhaps this year’s installment isn’t for you.
Infinite Warfare “extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our Solar System”, according to the press release. Infinity Ward is promising “a journey of epic scale and proportions”, apparently, and there are promises that the game “puts storytelling front and center in a rich, immersive narrative”. With a bit of luck that might mean a campaign that can’t be finished in a single sitting.
In addition, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is being remastered for the current generation of hardware. But, before you celebrate, there’s a catch: you’ll only be able to get it if you purchase the Legacy Edition, Digital Legacy Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, or Legacy Pro Edition of Infinite Warfare. It won’t be sold separately. Boo, hiss, et cetera.
“With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “On one hand, this game is the kind of gritty, boots on the ground, visceral war story that Call of Duty is known for. On the other, its future setting takes players on a journey of epic scale and proportions, providing incredible gameplay innovations and new experiences for our fans. This is a grand scale, old-school, all-out war in an epic new-school setting. And it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun.”
As is the norm for these kinds of announcements, a trailer has been released. You can watch that below.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released on November 4th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.