Confirming the news we all knew last week thanks to an earlier leak, Activision have announced Infinite Warfare as the next instalment in the hugely popular Call of Duty franchise, and it will include a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
According to Activision, Infinite Warfare will put the narrative “front and centre”, with players stepping into the role of a warship Captain in a “classic, epic battle of two armies”. The game will feature dogfights in space as well as Zero-G combat, alongside more traditional ground based battles.
Infinite Warfare looks like it’ll be doing away with Black Ops 3’s mobility enhancing Exo-Suits in favour of a more “boots on the ground” affair. Infinity Ward’s Studio Head Dave Stohl spoke about how the new game will mix classic CoD gameplay with an all new setting:
“With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series. 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.”
What will surely be the biggest selling point for many CoD fans of way back when, certain special editions of Infinite Warfare will include a digital copy of Call of Duty : Modern Warfare Remastered.
The remaster will feature a full campaign and online multiplayer including 10 maps, all beautifully rendered in current generation visuals.
According to the game’s FAQ page, the MW remaster will not be sold separately, meaning you’ll have to splash out for the premium versions of Infinite Warfare if you want to go hands on with Infinity Ward’s 2007 classic.
The versions including Modern Warfare Remastered, and their contents, are:
In a first for Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty games, Infinite Warfare will include a co-operative Zombies mode. The news came via a live stream in which the developer spoke more about their next entry in the franchise.
Little details were given on the new Zombies mode, other than it will be a “unique and different” experience to previous Zombie modes traditionally found in Treyarch’s CoD titles.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will release 4 November on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. More details on Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered will be revealed at next month’s E3.
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