Call of Duty fans will soon be able to take their fight to the future when Infinite Warfare launches on November 4. But what kind of modern shooter would this be without a multiplayer beta? Infinity Ward has one planned, and now we know when at least one group of players will finally be able to take this new style of FPS-action for a test drive.
Thanks to a partnership with Sony, folks gaming on the PlayStation 4 will be able to enjoy the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta before anybody else, and they've only got about another month to wait. According to the latest trailer from Infinity Ward, the PS4 beta will begin on Oct. 14, which just so happens to be a Friday. To be clear, you still need to pre-order the game to gain access to the beta.
As for when Xbox One players will be able to join the fight, we're not sure on that front yet. Sometimes these "before anyone else" deals mean you get to play a game just one day before the rest of the crowd, while they sometimes divide the groups by a weekend or even a full week. Either way, if you're gaming on a PS4, mark your COD calendar for Oct. 14.
The folks over on the PlayStation Blog actually already had a chance to take the new build for a test drive, and they've shared a lot of thoughts on their time with the game. The new "Multiplayer Reveal Trailer" promises this is a "future war" with an "old school fight," so don't expect things to get too horribly sci-fi when the game finally launches.
That's been kind of one of the major focuses of Infinite Warfare up to this point. Sure, there's space ships and fighting in zero G with futuristic weaponry but, let's face it, we might actually reach that point some day. The team at Infinity Ward wanted to keep Infinite Warfare grounded in something resembling reality, so most of the stuff seen in the game appears to be a natural evolution of modern technology. Sure, you'll still get plenty of Hollywood moments in heavy doses, but at least we're not zapping aliens with laser guns in a COD setting just yet.
Here's a look at the new trailer, which shows off the new and the old features of Infinite Warfare's multiplayer throwdowns.
Honestly, I'm still trying to figure out what all of the fuss is about. I suppose it's possible some folks just can't get enough of their modern shooter settings, but I prefer a bit of variety in my diet. The classes on display for Infinite Warfare's multiplayer mode look nice and varied and the gunplay looks fast, frantic and fun; all staples of the series.
So are you, dear reader, looking forward to Infinite Warfare? Planning on playing the beta? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.