No more need to speculate because it’s here: the next Call of Duty game is titled Infinite Warfare and will launch worldwide on Nov. 4th.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is being developed by Infinity Ward, which seeks to bring players among the stars and “for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system.” With this initial entry into space for the franchise, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will include high-speed aerial combat in space and advanced technology as well.
Outside of what was shown during the reveal trailer, we don’t have a whole lot of information to go on besides knowing the game will extend past Earth’s atmosphere. We do know that Infinite Warfare takes place in the distant future with Earth having set up space colonies, and a war centered around a surprise assault on Geneva, Switzerland.
In addition to the standard campaign and multiplayer, Zombies mode will also be available to players. Zombies is set to be a cooperative mode that features a brand new storyline and some unique mechanics as well.
“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.”
Infinite Warfare wasn’t the only thing announced earlier today. Coupled with special editions of Infinite Warfare, the remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is being developed for current gen systems. Modern Warfare remastered will feature improved texture resolution and detailed, high-dynamic range lighting, updated animation and revamped audio. The online for Modern Warfare is also being included and will come with 10 maps from the original game such as Crash, Crossfire and Backlot.
“This year, we’re both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “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. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is one of the most beloved games of all-time, reborn for a new generation. We have lovingly remastered it with a whole new level of graphical fidelity and realism that wasn’t possible when the original was released. It’s going to be a great year for Call of Duty players.”
As stated before, the remaster will only come with the special editions of Infinite Warfare. Whether or not the remaster will release as a standalone title remains to be seen. The following editions include Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare remastered and a few goodies thrown in:
- Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition — Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, suggested retail price $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 game is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on November 4th.