Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay Details Revealed
2016's Call of Duty will take you across the solar system.
Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and revealed key details about story, gameplay and release timing for this year's entry into the blockbuster first-person shooter series. A debut trailer for the game has also been released; watch it above.
The game is scheduled for release worldwide on November 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and, as expected, is developed by Infinity Ward. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will introduce an entirely new setting for the Call of Duty series: Space. The game's campaign will feature new weapons and abilities, and take the player on a journey from boots-on-ground combat to piloting high-speed space-fighters. Activision has described it as a "near seamless experience with few visible loading times."
Infinite Warfare's single-player campaign will cast players as Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot who helms one of Earth's last remaining warships. Air and space combat will be "a key aspect of the campaign."
"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."
Dave Stohl, studio head of Infinity Ward added: "With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series. 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."
While multiplayer and Zombie modes were also confirmed, details were scarce. Zombies will be a co-operative mode featuring a new storyline and unique mechanics. More information on both modes will be released "later this year."
Activision has revealed the following editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare so far:
- 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.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Legacy Edition will include a "true high-definition" remaster of 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is being executive produced by Infinity Ward and developed by Raven, which has provided support on previous entries in the series. It 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.
Rumours that this year's Call of Duty game would be titled Infinite Warfare surfaced last month, and were followed by reports of Activision filing applications for trademarks on the title. The publisher posted a teaser on May 1, which follows on from a cryptic video also released over the same weekend.
Footage of the game will be revealed on a live-stream broadcast on the official Call of Duty Twitch channel at 10:30 AM PST today. Need more juicy details about Infinite Warfare? Check out our breakdown of all the information on the game revealed so far.
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