When Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare debuted its new trailer, players’ responses weren’t as gleeful as Activision had hoped. At the reveal of a space setting, fans went into a tizzy with complaints about the new information. And as quickly as it had debuted, the new Call Of Duty trailer became the second most disliked video on YouTube, right under Justin Bieber. But, with that in mind, here’s everything we know so far about the new Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
What Have We Seen From Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare?The trailer is probably the most interesting part of this guide, because, well, it’s the trailer that has taken the number two spot as one of the most hated trailers on YouTube. How can you not want to watch it? You will see the number of likes and dislikes in the lower right corner of the video and right now as I am staring at it, it reads 382,318 likes and 2,378,304 dislikes. Why do so many people dislike the trailer? Many of the comments underneath the trailer indicate that by sending Call Of Duty into space, it has become something else other than a Call Of Duty game and competes with other space shooter games like Titanfall. Only many commenters said they don't think this will be as good as Titanfall. Others made the comment that people didn’t seem to enjoy the space bit in Call Of Duty: Ghosts, so why do it again? Perhaps they thought they were delivering something fresh to Call Of Duty fans, but I have seen firsthand in beloved series' (like Silent Hill), if you change the game drastically and make it something else, dedicated fans will be furious with you and you’ll never hear the end of it. The Silent Hill: Downpour developer actually had to shut down because of the lack of success.
What Is The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Release Date?Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be releasing this fall on November 4 onto the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Its biggest competitor, Battlefield 1, will be releasing a week or so earlier on October 21, so things could go either way for Call Of Duty. Battlefield 1 could totally overshadow the Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare release (which I personally think won’t happen) or Call Of Duty will come just in time for when people start veering away from Battlefield 1 and looking for something new. I feel like Call Of Duty games have always released in the fall. The fall is a huge time for video games to release because of the impending holiday season and everyone looking for the biggest games to get their loved ones. As of right now, I do think Battlefield 1 is going to do much better than the new Call Of Duty. Not only was the trailer for Battlefield 1 better than the Call Of Duty trailer, with a overwhelmingly positive response, but I feel like Battlefield has always been a tad more progressive than Call Of Duty. And I think it's working for them this time.
What Is The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Story?The single-player campaign will follow Captain Nick Reyes, a renowned pilot for one of the few warships remaining, The Retribution. Captain Reyes will lead forces to ambush the enemy and help save what remains of Earth. What’s different about Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s approach to story is in this game, players will get the chance to play a leader. In the past, players have taken on characters who were “just one of the guys” and didn’t have any role in making decisions or leading coalitions. Everyone already knows Infinite Warfare is going to change up a few things in the Call Of Duty franchise, but maybe this change will open up opportunities for decision-based gameplay. That’s just speculating, but it would really add to the story. While players will be taking control of a warship pilot, there are no details yet as to how that kind of gameplay experience will unfold.
What Is The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Setting?The setting has probably been the most controversial aspect of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and is one of the biggest reasons behind why the trailer has jumped to the number two spot on most disliked YouTube videos of all time. Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be set in space among the stars, and even though Call Of Duty has touched on a space setting before, we’ve never seen it like this before. From what we can understand, this new installment will have fighting warships—in zero gravity. While that all sounds cool, many fans have complained that the game would then be in competition with other very popular space-themed first-person shooters like Destiny. It’s one thing to try something new, but it’s another thing to go and become something that already exists (only maybe not as well done). Not only will the new Call Of Duty game be set in space, but it will also be set in the far future. So you can expect to see very advanced technology along the lines of something like Cortana from Halo.
Who Are The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Characters?Aside from taking control of Captain Nick Reyes, we know of one other character in the game. His name is Omar and he’s a British sergeant. There isn’t much information on him yet, but I think we can assume he’s going to have some role in relation to Captain Nick Reyes. As I mentioned earlier, in the past the position of the player in the game usually included someone who wasn’t leading the entire group, but rather a part of the group themselves. I've always kind of wondered why, when I played the Call Of Duty single-player campaign, I'm never one of the leading characters. In other games, the player is almost always the main protagonist, because it would be weird if they weren't otherwise. But in Call Of Duty games, it's normal to just kind of participate in the action and let someone else lead. So, the fact that things will be changing in this new game is very interesting. Maybe it will make people want to play the single-player campaign more. No matter what they do to the campaign, people will always go to Call Of Duty for the multiplayer. As long as that aspect of gameplay is satisfying to the players, then it will, hopefully, do well.
Who Is The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Enemy?There isn’t too much information released yet for the enemy in the game, but we do know that the name of the enemy is Settlement Defense Front. While we can conclude the faction is obviously from space, it’s not clear if they will be some sort of creepy, slimy alien beings or just another human enemy faction trying to take over the galaxy. If I had to guess, I’d say Activision might be going in the direction of Mass Effect with this and could introduce a strange alien race. While a lot of fans would probably hate that, I think it could turn out to be pretty cool if it is done right.
WeaponsWhile many future-based games and movies feature weapons that are laser based, as far as we can tell, this isn’t going to be true for the new Call Of Duty. Instead, you’ll probably see your typical line-up of weapons including sniper rifles and assault rifles, but there was one thing we noticed in the trailer. Players might be able to run around with armored mechs and go running into combat with robots by their sides. At least some portion of the Call Of Duty weaponry will be updated. If there isn’t any kind of futuristic twist with the style of weapons, I’ll be a little disappointed. Why have a game set in the future with robots and aliens, yet no weapon upgrades?
WarshipsThere are little details on exactly how taking control of a warship will work. Stepping into the shoes of Captain Nick Reyes will give you leadership over a crew and a warship, but what exactly does that mean? Will players be able to take control of the actual warship and pilot it around the galaxy? Doesn’t that make this game more like Battlefield, then? In Battlefield, you’ve always been able to take over flying vehicles like helicopters during multiplayer gameplay. Is this something that will be included in Call Of Duty's multiplayer now? Hopefully as E3 draws near, we’ll get more information on exactly how this is all going to work and, who knows, maybe it will change some players’ perspectives on the game.
MultiplayerActivision has stated that multiplayer in the new Call Of Duty will feature an "evolution of Call Of Duty’s movement system with an emphasis on front-line engagement.” But, we’ve still got a long way to go in terms of getting any details about how multiplayer will work. We did see in the trailer that it looks like players might be able to use some version of a jetpack, indicating that there will be new means of mobility for getting around the map. Multiplayer, in my opinion, has always been the highlight of Call Of Duty games. Sure, the single-player campaign is a nice little addition to the game and might be entertaining sometimes, but people really buy Call Of Duty for the multiplayer modes. My question is, will the new game feature the multiplayer gameplay all in space, or half in space and half on Earth, and, if so, how will they blend together? Maybe only certain maps will be set in space and other maps set on Earth. It will surely be interesting to see how Activision decides to pull this all together once the game releases.
ZombiesThe last Zombies mode that Infinity Ward did was for Call Of Duty: Ghosts and it was called Extinction. While Call Of Duty: Ghosts didn’t have the greatest Zombies mode, the game was also created by a different company than those who usually put out a great version of Zombies, hence the different take on the game mode. So it’ll be interesting to see exactly what this version of Call Of Duty Zombies will include. Extinction actually included a form of alien, which, as everyone agreed, was a strange approach. But, then again, so was the small tidbit of space gameplay. And if the Zombies were all-out aliens then, it’s only fair to assume that we’ll be seeing a return of the aliens in Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Legacy EditionThe Legacy Edition of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare will include both the new game and a remastered edition of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. This is probably the best news Call Of Duty fans have heard in a long time, because the environments in-game will be totally rebuilt making them more detailed for the newer consoles. Plus, players will also get bonus multiplayer maps. It’s important to note that you can only get the remastered version of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare if you pre-order the Legacy Edition. You won’t be able to get it with the standard copy, sorry. So, you’ll want to hop on that pre-order soon before they run out (and they will run out).
DeveloperActivision has always been the publisher for the Call Of Duty series, but the developer has bounced around from Treyarch to Infinity Ward, each showing off their own flare of developing style. For example, Infinity Ward was responsible for Call Of Duty: Ghosts, and was the first Call Of Duty developer to introduce the idea of space travel into the series. Now, unsurprisingly, Infinity Ward is taking over Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare and, what do you know, the setting is entirely in space.
So, while Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare has come under fire since the reveal of their first trailer, I know fans will still be purchasing the game, because the Call Of Duty brand always bounces back. Life without a Call Of Duty game is like life without drinking water; it just doesn't feel right. So while many fans are groaning and cringing at what they've seen so far, I think Infinity Ward and Activision will listen to the response and make it an experience players will never forget.