Infinity Ward is doing a livestream for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare later today, but Activision decided to drop the official trailer for the newest entry to the first-person shooter franchise early Monday morning. It also comes with a confirmation that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is being completely remastered for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC using the latest iteration of the game engine.
The trailer dropped this morning introduces Infinite Warfare in the first three minutes. However, the final 30 seconds confirms Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is on the way as well.
As expected, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare takes place far into the future where man has begun space travel. How far is not yet known, but the new trailer clearly shows the use of drops ships, spaceships, robotic companions, and possibly small mech suits. Infinity Ward kept it grounded in our current reality, however. The weapons used by characters are familiar, and even the fighter jets share a recognizable design despite the fact they can blast through the atmosphere and into space and have cool looking variable wings.
The various teasers over the weekend set the stage for most of the story. The faction that attacks in the trailer is called the Settlement Defense Front (SDF). The motives behind the attack are unknown, but it is assumed it has something to do with a faction that is settling in outer space versus those that remain on Earth and SATO, the future-equivalent of NATO.
Here is the official description from the trailer posted to YouTube.
“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare returns to the roots of the franchise where large-scale war and cinematic, immersive military storytelling take center stage. Prepare for a gripping war story in which players fight against the Settlement Defense Front to defend our very way of life.”
Those wondering how similar Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s movement system will be to Advanced Warfare or Black Ops 3 will want to tune their eyes to the 57-second mark in the trailer. You can see two soldiers running who use jet pack boosts to leap high. This kind of movement isn’t shown to be used from the player’s perspective, but the space sequence does appear to include a dog fight. However, it is unclear if this is an on-rails section or if the player will have full control of the fighter.
What is known is that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will launch on November 4, 2016, with different editions. The standard edition is $59.99, while the Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition come with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for $79.99. There is also a Legacy Pro Edition, which comes with the Season Pass and a Steel Book for $120.
There is no word from Activision if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be sold separately. What is known is the game is being completely remade by Raven Software for the current generation of console and PC hardware and will feature only 10 of the multiplayer maps from the original game.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound, and much more. Fans will relive the full, iconic campaign as they’re transported around the globe with Capt. Price, Gaz and Soap across all the missions from the original game, including ‘All Ghillied Up,’ ‘Charlie Don’t Surf,’ and ‘Crew Expendable.’
Players will also experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in 10 fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode, including classics such as ‘Crash,’ ‘Backlot’ and ‘Crossfire.’”
“The original Modern Warfare raised the bar on video games and forever will be remembered as one of the best. It’s an honor to be developing the remaster and we are committed to faithfully remastering this classic for Call of Duty fans,” Raven Software studio head Brian Raffel stated in a press release.
“This year, we’re both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a bold, new vision from the studio that created the original Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, and an adventure on an insanely epic scale that only Call of Duty could deliver. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is one of the most beloved games of all-time, reborn for a new generation. We have lovingly remastered it with a whole new level of graphical fidelity and realism that wasn’t possible when the original was released. It’s going to be a great year for Call of Duty players.”
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