As the gaming world gets pumped for E3, it seems Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will have an in-depth campaign demo.
Are you attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year? Unfortunately, I’m not, but thousands of other people will, including press—like GameSpot and IGN—developers—like DICE and Playtonic—and publishers—like Bethesda and Ubisoft.
Regrettably, some companies have confirmed they will not have a booth during the week long event—like EA and Disney Interactive. Expanding the ever-growing list of absent powerhouses, Activision have stated they will not have a booth on the E3 show floor. In a blog post on Activision’s official website, the publisher states that they are “going to be at E3 showcasing gameplay from Infinity Ward’s ambitious new game.” (This is Infinite Warfare. There’s nothing else that studio is working on, unless they forgot to tell us something.) They continue, “We’re looking forward to sharing exciting new details about the next great Call of Duty game in partnership with our friends at PlayStation. We’re proud to be participating in this premier video game event, but won’t have an Activision booth on the show floor.”
Although Activision will not have a booth at this year’s E3, the publisher is still putting the “duty” in Call of Duty. Activision is partnering with Sony PlayStation—and, ostensibly, others—to exhibit its new games at the event. You can bet Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be there. In fact, on Twitter, the official Call of Duty account tweeted that fans will have “an in-depth look at the Infinite Warfare campaign at E3 on June 13.” There’s no word on when (in terms of time) and where (in terms of location in relation to the multiple buildings), but the demo will air live on June 13. Considering the partnership between Sony and Activision, GameSpot speculates the footage could air during Sony’s presentation, which is the same day as the forthcoming “in-depth look” at Infinite Warfare‘s campaign.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) June 4, 2016
- We know the campaign follows a soldier named Captain Reyes.
- We know he pilots one of Earth’s last remaining warships, the Retribution.
- We know it is a survival tale, seeing Captain Reyes lead “remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy.”
- We know the campaign will take place on Earth and in space, spanning across the solar system and beyond in “a grand scale war.”
— COD Online Blog (@COD_Online) June 4, 2016
Additionally, Activision is remastering the critically-acclaimed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Sadly, the only way to get this exalted remaster is to buy either the Legacy, Digital Deluxe, or Legacy Pro editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (which are $79.99, $99.99, and $119.99, respectively. All are USD, of course.) You know, what is there we don’t already know? Honestly. Apparently, however, Activision has some surprises, so I’ll guess we’ll find out.
This isn’t the first time a deal was made between Activision and Sony, though: the same sort of deal happened with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 late last year. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will release on November 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. And, of course, because of the alliance between Activision and Sony, all of the DLC will come to PlayStation 4 first, with the other two platforms following shortly thereafter.
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