Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaks seem to keep coming. As the Inquisitr reported earlier, the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, rumored to be named Infinite Warfare, has been getting leaked all over the internet.
First, it was through Sony’s PlayStation Network store, and then multiple packshots began to surface on Reddit and in other corners of the internet. Activision seemed to throw fuel on the fire with a rather inventive tweet to a fan regarding the Infinite Warfare rumors.
Now, a full marketing pamphlet for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is floating around, as reported by Destructoid, and it shows more than just a cover to the game. On the image, Infinite Warfare sees a release date, two versions, and the rumor of Modern Warfare Remastered kept alive.
A few things about the above image are a little unsettling, the first being the $80 price tag of the Standard Edition of Infinite Warfare. However, people are speculating that this might be promo material for Canada, which would make sense for the seemingly higher price tag. Using a currency converter, $80 CAN is roughly $63.76 USD. That this might be the Canadian promo is given more credence with the international date of 4 November 2016 (as opposed to writing it November 4, 2016, in the States) as well as the inclusion of the ESRB, which Canada uses. If this were a pack shot of an Infinite Warfare promo overseas, the ESRB would instead be PEGI.
Fans, however, have been clamoring over the fact that this year’s Call of Duty might come with a remaster of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This promo lends enormous weight to that, showing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. This is a remaster of the original Modern Warfare, a game that is still considered to be the best Call of Duty to date. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will include the original campaign plus only 10 of the original maps included in the multiplayer modes. The remaster seems to only be available with the Legacy edition of the game.
Additionally, the release date is around when most Call of Duty games release. Typically, Activision’s mega-franchise has seen release dates around Veteran’s Day (November 11), and November 4 puts the release exactly a week out from that time. This is also the first Call of Duty game from Infinity Ward since the critical flop that was Call of Duty: Ghosts, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Call of Duty developer rebounds from that. This is especially intriguing considering the critical and commercial response was overwhelmingly positive for the last two Call of Duty games since then, Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
While none of this is officially confirmed, it seems to be genuine. Then again, the internet has been known for elaborate photoshops to lead press and gaming public alike astray, so until Activision actively confirms or denies the info of the leak is true, take the above image with a grain of salt. I have emailed Activision for comment and will update this story if they choose to provide one.
However, this wouldn’t be the first time a Call of Duty franchise had its info leaked ahead of time, and it won’t be the last. Some sites are speculating that the “official” reveal will take place on May 3, according to some retailer information tweeted out by industry journalist and critic Jim Sterling.
This is usually around the time that Call of Duty information starts to trickle out, however, as Activision typically teases the game in late April, reveals in May, and goes on to showcase it heavily at E3 in June. With Activision being absent from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, this year might be different in how they get the information out. Since the game will have a presence at the Sony booth at the show, it’s likely the big E3 Call of Duty info drop could occur at the Sony press conference, much like it was last year.
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[Image source: Destructoid]