Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveal trailer shows guns, mechs, space and remastered Modern Warfare | PCGamesN

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveal trailer shows guns, mechs, space and remastered Modern Warfare

Infinite Warfare

After all the leaks and teases, it's now official: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a thing - weird name and all - and its special edition comes bundled with a remastered version of the original Modern Warfare. 

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With a Modern Warfare remaster being bundled with special editions of Infinity Ward's latest, it kind of feels like the studio wants to make a statement. Could this be the Call of Duty sequel that matches the impact that game had at launch? 

It seems to be the biggest departure, at least. Instead of sticking to a contemporary setting or taking us to dronetastic future, this one sits you in the pilot seat of a space-fighter and takes you into orbit, battling in zero-gravity among the husks of dilapidated dreadnoughts as starships zip around you.

It looks like we'll be putting our boots down on other planets in our solar system, too, with the red planet seemingly making a guest appearance in the debut trailer, which you can watch below:

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“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.” 

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As mentioned, the game's Legacy Edition also comes bundled with Modern Warfare remastered, which boasts improved texture resolution, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, and more. It includes the full campaign and multiplayer, with ten maps, such as “Crash,” “Backlot” and “Crossfire.”

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches on November 4. 

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More bothered about Modern Warfare remastered.

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2 Years ago

Jetfighters in spaaaace!

SIgh.

I don't know. I guess it's a pet peeve. I think it's just the lack of imagination, and a patronising expectation of idiocy from the player, that the player is going to be uneducated, never well read, and they'll have all the creative capacity of a sea sponge.

It's not hard to extrapolate imaginatively based on what we have now, is it? I mean, right now, we have the HoloLens. Which then could become augmented eyes and lead to interfaces like the one in Dead Space. If they were just willing to believe a little more in their audience, in their players, and have some trust that they'd be just clever enough to appreciate a vision of the future.

Rather than, you know, the Millennium Falcon v2 with LCD monitors from the late '90s, displaying an OS that's less believable than anything from the Matrix, and about as primitive as Windows 95. I don't get the appeal.

But maybe I'm wrong? I guess? Maybe people want structurally insecure ships with windows in their bathrooms, ancient LCD monitors, and jetfighters in space, with inefficient joystick-based control systems. Maybe people are that dull? I don't know. I'm really not quite jaded enough to be inclined to believe that. I don't want to, but maybe they're right and they just know their audience.

To me, the future is one which has an automated bathroom and screens that follow you. And the window over there? That can be turned off, because it's actually just another screen with a feed coming from a camera drone outside of the ship.

I think the fiction in sci-fi too often is that it's so incredibly anachronistic. Give it another ten years and intership communications will be handled by rotary phones.

Edit!

I think what's bothering me so much about all this is that it's been this way since Star Wars. Nothing has changed. Since Star Wars. Of all the incredible technological advancements we've had, everyone is still just a static, boring person who wants to live in the past with some outdated fantasy of 'The Future.' I find that mind-numbingly dull when you consider all the possibilities that would be opened up if space games weren't designed for xenophobic neo-luddites. Why are space games aimed always at xenophobic neo-luddites? Is that just the only big audience or something? Or is it just that they believe that's the only audience?

I just don't know what to think any more! A smartphone from '06 is more advanced than that spaceship in its bloody entirety, and I'm not even a fan of smartphone technology. I'm just saying that to make a point. Why is there a fetish for outdated, junky technology in space?

"So, you want to be a kewl, hot, desirable fighter pilot?"

"Yeah!"

"How about a kewl, hot, desirable fighter pilot IN SPACE?"

"Man! ALL the chicks would dig me, then."

No. Nerds. They would not. And I am a nerd, too. You shame me.

Sigh. I don't know why it bothers me so much. I think it's like uninteresting shooters. It's just the ubiquity of it. The sheer lack of anything approaching an imagination. And that, tied in with a fear of the future.

"Sir, we've pissed off an alien fleet by firing nukes at them just because they're aliens."

"Fire more nukes!"

"But sir... they can bend the fabric of reality, and they're so fast we'd never hit them because they seem to have merged with their ships!"

"Shoot more nukes, boy! We're humans! We're farkin' great! Send out our zippy fighters! Our zippy fighters are faster'n those big ships!"

"That's not how it works, si--"

And they were never heard from again. Except for in the mind's eye of the kind of person for whom that kind of thing actually works. Where humans win against unreasonable odds because HUMANITY.

I mean, I've seen people get annoyed at America for having that attitude, but that's exactly the attitude anyone outside of Asia shares when it comes to space games. Shoot nukes at the aliens advanced far beyond our understanding! We'll win 'cause humans got GUMPSHUN!

Grump.

Grump.

Grump.

Sorry.

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