New Call of Duty Aiming to Offer Biggest Change Since Modern Warfare, Dev Says
"I see a new level of storytelling coming to this franchise."
In addition to a new teaser clip for the rumored Call of Duty: Infinite War, developer Infinity Ward today released a "Call of Duty Heritage" video. In this video, developers at the studio talk about what the franchise means to them and how they hope their new game will push the franchise forward.
Infinity Ward has very high hopes for the game, comparing it to 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which it also developed.
"I want people to play our new game and say, 'Wow, I haven't seen CoD change that much since [Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]," design director Jacob Minkoff said in the video.
Modern Warfare is one of the most beloved and influential shooters in the Call of Duty series and across the entire FPS landscape. The game moved the Call of Duty series away from the World War II setting and into the modern day. Its online mode, with its RPG-like ranking and class system, changed the world of competitive shooters forever, GameSpot said in a retrospective feature.
Activision, when it initially announced Infinity Ward's new Call of Duty game in February, described the game as "innovative," but that's all we know about it for now.
Also in the video, art director Brian Horton--who worked on Rise of the Tomb Raider before recently joining Infinity Ward--said 2016's Call of Duty game will push franchise storytelling to new heights.
"I see a new level of storytelling coming to this franchise," he said.
Infinity Ward is expected to announce more details on the new Call of Duty game, rumored to be titled Infinite Ware, during a livestream event tomorrow, May 2. In addition to the new game, it is rumored that Infinity Ward is also remastering Modern Warfare for new-generation consoles.
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