The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveal finally has a time and date, though Activision still does not use the full title of the new PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC game yet. Infinity Ward developers also talk about what the series means to them in a behind-the-scenes video released Sunday while another teaser video has also hit.
Infinity Ward will reveal Call of Duty: infinite Warfare in a Twitch livestream on Monday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT. Those interested in viewing the unveiling live will want to tune in to the Call of Duty channel on the streaming service.
The studio also put out an all new video explaining what Call of Duty means to the employees. Developers, art leads, executive producers, and directors all talk about some of their favorite moments from the Modern Warfare universe in the franchise and what makes a Call of Duty game for them and the fans.
Meanwhile, a new character for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was introduced in a new series of teasers spread throughout social media, YouTube, and Black Ops 3. Lt. Reyes is now providing a message in-game while playing on the Nuk3town Online map versus the apparent leader of the Settlement Defense Front (SDF) on Saturday, as covered by Inquisitr.
Here is the message left by Reyes, who also has a “SATO” logo on his chest armor in contrast to the SDF armor of what is likely the Infinite Warfare villain.
This is Lt. Reyes transmitting in the blind. SetDef are everywhere, but we’ve still got a chance. We’ve breached their defenses. Go to the old secure comms channels. Messenger.
Notice the link in the video title? That opens up Facebook Messenger where you can have a “conversation” with Lt. Reyes. Initiating a conversation with the fictional character reveals he is a SCAR operation on the Warship Retribution. He will ask for your help no matter what nonsense you may type in as can be seen in the following screenshot of my chat log below.
This follows a series of leaks and teases over the past week. Activision has filed trademark applications for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Infinite Warfare, as previously reported, which is as close to an official confirmation as you can get.
Leaks from earlier this week covered by The Inquisitr revealed Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was going to be revealed on or before Tuesday, May 3. It’s obviously now before. This followed a listing for the game appearing on the PlayStation Store and being shared throughout social media.
Dedicated Call of Duty website Charlie Intelthen received an image from a source for a Target pre-order card for something called the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition. This comes with the game plus a remaster of the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It also showed a November 4, 2016 release date for the game. A clearer image of what is likely a Canadian retailer poster was later leaked.
The Infinity Ward and Call of Duty Twitter accounts both indirectly confirmed the Modern Warfare remaster by posting “Stay Frosty” and a poop emoji. It makes more sense when you see the image below.
Current rumors suggest Infinite Warfare will take place in the far future versus the near future settings of recent releases such as Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare. Noted NeoGAF leaker Shinobi602 and gaming website Eurogamer both reported the series will embrace a science-fiction theme with warring factions battling it out in space and on spaceships. Shinobi also claimed the game will feature a “central hub area that’s a form of living space station. Think the Battlestar Galactica loading bay.”
It still remains to be seen if Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be set in the same universe as Infinity Ward’s last effort, Ghosts. The current collection of videos suggest it might. If so, it will be interesting to see how fans react to the developer’s newest entry after the poor reception of the previous Call of Duty title, which suffered from upheaval at the studio at the same time it was trying to develop a new game for current and last-gen consoles.
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