Call of Duty gets a lot of stick for being a series that doesn’t change much between sequels, but Infinite Warfare looks like the biggest jump boost yet, heading so far into the future that every gun, skill and throwable singularity is completely alien. If nothing else, the in-game tech has come a long way.
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At the core, Infinite Warfare looks to retain CoD’s signature speedy, punchy gunplay, but there are a few concessions to the modern gaming scene if you watch closely. The most obvious is the introduction of classes. Here classes take the form of combat rigs – suits, basically – that you can presumably assign from the customisation menu to take specific skills into battle.
Later in the trailer, there’s also a flash of a crafting system, which looks to let you upgrade your weapons with parts mid-game, strengthening their properties. Here’s the trailer:
The YouTube dislikes are already racking up, for some reason, and the comments are overwhelmingly negative. One guy even wishes they would make Ghosts 2 instead. Imagine wishing that.
If you don’t like the sci-fi elements of the new CoD, perhaps you’re looking forward to the Modern Warfare remaster instead. If that’s you, there’s also a multiplayer trailer for that below: