Back in May, Activision announced Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and revealed all the details about the story, gameplay and release date for the hit first-person shooter series.
"This year, we're both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights," said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg. "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."
In Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, you will play as Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot who leads the coalition forces against a relentless enemy, while trying to overcome the deadly environments of space. After an attack on the headquarters of UNSA, Lt. Nick Reyes must take the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In time, he must lead the coalition of forces against the relentless Settlement Defense Front. Throughout the game, Reyes will engage with soldiers, flight crew, and others, as he leads his forces in battle.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released worldwide on November 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will have multiplayer mode
While the multiplayer mode and more maps will be released later this year, Activision confirmed that it will feature an “evolution of Call of Duty’s movement system with an emphasis on front-line engagement.” This means that we’ll see more maps, Titanfall-style. You’ll also be able to achieve goals in “creative ways based on your specific play style.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare gets ‘Zombies in Spaceland’ mode
Activision announced the new zombies mode for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Zombies in Spaceland, during Gamesom The co-op Zombies mode puts you in the shoes of four aspiring actors, all whom have come to a movie theater for an audition by director Willard Wyler. You’ll get to meet the jock, the nerd, the valley girl, and the rapper - as they are zapped into Whyer’s movie, which takes place in the ’s where they face off against waves of zombies in a space-themed amusement park.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will have new weapons
Weapons have always been a huge part of Call of Duty multiplayer. Weapons in-game include ballistic, melee, energy, and Prototype weapons. You’ll also be able to personalize your play style with any array of weapon attachments.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: Watch the official trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Another year, another Call of Duty. And while the latest entry, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has had one of the most reviled trailers of all time, you shouldn't write it off just yet. Here’s what you need to know about Infinite Warfare.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare release date
The game is out on November 4 on Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It should, like past games, unlock at local midnight for each region if you’re purchasing it digitally.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare download size
If you prefer getting your sci-fi military shooter fix digitally, you’ll need between GB to GB on the PS4. As for Modern Warfare Remastered, the download is an additional GB. On the Xbox One, you’ll need GB of free space for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and GB for Modern Warfare Remastered.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare system requirements
In the run up to its release, developer Infinity Ward shared what you’d need to play the game, if you’re not on a PS4 or Xbox One. Keep in mind that this is the minimum required specification. No recommended hardware configuration has been announced.
- OS: Windows 7 Bit or later
- Processor: Intel Core i @ GHz or equivalent
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 2GB
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 70GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX 11 Compatible
- Additional Notes: Disk space requirement may change over time.
Considering that Infinity Ward’s PC ports haven’t been the greatest, don’t expect as many customisation options as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - which was one of the better PC ports in the series.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare setting
As the rumours prior to its reveal suggested, this Call of Duty takes place in space. This allows for some interesting changes to the tried and tested formula of running and gunning. You also have the Jackal - a transforming fighter craft that you can customise. Along with this, there’s a central hub - a ship known as the Retribution, from which you can take on main missions and secondary quests. For zero gravity combat, you’re equipped with a grappling hook and a boost pack. The game allows for aerial combat, and it won’t be on-rails. What this means is, you can freely fly the Jackal with no limitations, allowing for a bit of exploration.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer
While Infinite Warfare’s single-player campaign, and bonus content like Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered seem solid, the multiplayer is not. We spent two weekends playing the beta and were thoroughly underwhelmed. From generic traversal to cookie-cutter class types and even borrowing the font and menus from Black Ops 3 - it seems to be cobbled together as an afterthought.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PC, PS4, and Xbox One pre-load time
You can pre-load Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on the PC via Steam, PS4 via the PlayStation Store and Xbox One via the Xbox Store right now.
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Modern Warfare Remastered is exclusive to special editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
If you have a PS4, you can pre-order the Legacy or Digital Deluxe Editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare from Rs. 5, onwards on PSN. Doing so nets you access to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered right away.
It sounds steep, but new Call of Duty game costs Rs. 4, by themselves, so you’re essentially paying Rs. 1, for the re-master, along with additional content for Infinite Warfare, which isn’t too bad a deal. If you’re not on the PS4, you can grab the Legacy or Deluxe Editions for the PC and Xbox One to get the remaster too, but not before launch - it’s a timed exclusive on the PS4 until November 4.
However Infinity Ward seems to have switched on the servers early for the Xbox One with reports trickling in that it’s playable for any one with a retail copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition for the Xbox One.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare India launch
Much like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Infinite Warfare will have a midnight launch in India. To our knowledge, Delhi and Mumbai will play host to these. Specialist retailer GamingMonk will be holding one in Delhi at its office in South Extension Part-2 while promising launch day deliveries for those who can’t make it. In Mumbai, Games The Shop will be keeping its Oberoi Mall outlet open for fans to buy the game.
Those attending either midnight launch will get freebies such as official t-shirts, posters and XP points for multiplayer.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare price in India
If you’re buying it on disc, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Standard Edition is priced at Rs. 4, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the PC version is priced at Rs. 3,The Legacy Edition is priced at Rs. 6, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the PC version is priced at Rs. 5,
Looking to purchase it digitally? On the PlayStation Store, it will cost you Rs. 3, while the Legacy Edition is for Rs. 5, and then there's the Digital Deluxe Edition which contains the game, it's Season Pass, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for Rs. 7,
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On the Xbox Store, the Standard Edition of the game costs Rs. 4, The Digital Deluxe Edition which includes the game, its Season Pass, as well as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will set you back by Rs. 6, There's a Digital Legacy Edition for Rs. 5, as well, which consists of just Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
As for the PC, you can pick the Standard Edition on Steam for Rs. 4,, the Legacy Edition for Rs. 5,, and the Digital Deluxe Edition for Rs. 6, - same as what you'd pay on the Xbox One.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It is the thirteenth installment in the Call of Duty series and was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 4,
Development of Infinite Warfare began during It is the first title by Infinity Ward under the new three-year development cycle for the Call of Duty series. The game's campaign is centered around a battle for the Solar System, which the Settlement Defense Front (SDF), a hostile force who are the main antagonists, are attempting to take over. The player takes control of Lieutenant Nick Reyes of the Special Combat Air Recon (SCAR). They have their own transforming fighter, named "Jackal", that they can customize as well as a central hub ship named Retribution.
Infinite Warfare's announcement trailer was noted for its strong negative reaction; it was the second-most-disliked video on YouTube at the time. Commentators attributed this to Call of Duty fans expressing frustration at the direction the series had taken, specifically that the game and its predecessors had futuristic settings. Nevertheless, the game received generally positive reviews upon release; it received praise for its gameplay, characters, and Zombies mode, but criticism for its multiplayer mode, while its single-player campaign received mixed opinions. It was named as Best Shooter at E3 by Game Informer and was nominated for several awards, winning one of them. Infinite Warfare underperformed in sales compared to previous Call of Duty titles, though it was the top-selling game in the US in November
Special editions of Infinite Warfare were released with a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, entitled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
Similar to the previous games in the series, Infinite Warfare is a first-person shooter. As the game introduces a new setting, outer space, new gameplay mechanics, such as zero-gravity environments, are included. Players are equipped with a boost pack, and a grappling hook, which allow players to move in these zero-gravity environments easily. As the game is set in space, players can visit different planets, satellites and asteroids in the solar system.
Assuming control of Captain Nick Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot, players engage in aerial combat with enemies using his transforming fighter, the Jackal. Aerial combat is not on-rail, as players can freely control the Jackal with few limitations. According to Infinity Ward, both space combat, and the franchise's signature "boots-on-the-ground" gameplay are the game's key focuses. Transition between space combat and boots-on-the-ground combat is seamless with no loading screen.
Players gain access to Retribution, a central hub world. In Retribution, players can view their progression, and start main campaign missions, and secondary quests called "Ship Assaults" which gives them cosmetic and customization items, upgrades to the Jackal, as well as new story details. Reyes also has a wrist computer, which allows him to hack into enemies' gadgets and machines such as robots. It can also be used to call in reinforcements at some campaign scenarios. The game also features two new difficulty modes, Specialist and #YOLO, unlockable after initial completion of the campaign. In the former mode, health regeneration does not occur without Nano Shots, and weapons can be shot out from players' hands. Reyes' movement would be hindered if his legs are shot by enemies. In the latter mode, which also implements the same features from Specialist, when players die, they need to restart the game rather than restarting from checkpoints.
Infinite Warfare introduces a major overhaul to the class system called the "Combat Rigs". Similar to the Specialist system in Black Ops III, there are six rigs in total, being Warfighter, Merc, FTL, Stryker, Phantom and Synaptic. All of which have different payloads, weapons, abilities and playstyles. For example, the Synaptic rig is designed for players who prefer to run and gun, while the Phantom rig is suited for players who want to play stealthily. Players can also gain access to several persistent perks, known as "Traits", which give players advantages in certain combat situations. Additionally, the game retains the chain-based momentum movement system of Black Ops III, allowing players to perform thrust jumps, sliding, and wallrunning.
The game features hundreds of both primary and secondary weapons. Players can gain access to several types of weapons, including traditional ballistic weapons and melee weapons, futuristic energy weapons, and different kinds of grenades, such as the Seeker Grenade and the Black Hole Grenade. Players can add attachments on them to enhance their efficiency. The game also introduces a new weapon crafting system. In a multiplayer match, players earn "Salvage" points, which can be consumed to purchase Prototype Weapons, variants of existing in-game weapons. For each gun, there are four types of prototypes, classified into four groups, namely Common, Rare, Legendary and Epic. All of which grant players gameplay advantages known as the "Gun Perks". Scorestreaks return in Infinite Warfare for players who have earned sufficient points in a match. Scoresteaks offer players perks such as the ability to deploy UAV and counter-UAV, and the ability to summon a R-C8 robot, an armored robot designed to defend the player and kill other opponents.
The game also features a cooperative multiplayer Zombies mode, which has its own gameplay mechanics and story, separate from the campaign. The mode is designed to be more accessible to new players, with new features such as sharing points and teambuy doors, as well as keeping the core gameplay of the mode intact, such as perks and power-ups. A new feature, Fate and Fortune Cards, is introduced similarly to the Gobblegums in Call of Duty: Black Ops III; the cards offer temporary boosts in-game to the players, but unlike Gobblegums they are activated through point earning, and players can select any of the five cards they have equipped at any time, not one at a time like the Gobblegum machine. After initial use of five cards, players can refill their card deck for a price up to two times in a match. Unlike the campaign and multiplayer modes, Zombies is not themed in space combat, and retains the normal movement system.
Characters and settings
Infinite Warfare is set in the distant future, after Earth has been stripped of its natural resources as a result of population growth and industrial expansion, prompting the nations of the world to unite and form the United Nations Space Alliance (UNSA), a political organization that handles matters of trade, travel, land claims and all efforts relating to human space colonization. The residents of Earth rely on colonies established elsewhere in the Solar System in order to mine planets and asteroids for resources. The value of these outposts, however, attracts militant radicals who seek to control them, which could place the countries of Earth in a difficult position. In response, the UNSA is defended by the Solar Associated Treaty Organization (SATO), a coordinated military structure that defends Earth and the UNSA's holdings. Prior to the events of the game, a new hostile faction emerges on Mars, calling themselves the Settlement Defense Front (SDF), a totalitarian government consisting of former UNSA colonies that broke away during a previous war of secession. Following years of a troubled stalemate with the Front, relations have deteriorated to a point where the entire Solar System is poised on the brink of war.
As the newly appointed captain of the UNSA Warship Retribution, Commander Nick Reyes (Brian Bloom), a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot of the Special Combat Air Recon (SCAR), is tasked to lead a crew to defeat the Settlement Defense Front on Earth, as well as journey to outer space and across other planets in the system using space-based fighter craft, referred to as Jackals, to stop the Front from taking over the entire Solar System. Assisting Reyes in the fight against the SDF are his mentor Admiral Fredrick Raines (John Marshall Jones), Reyes' wingman and best friend Lieutenant Nora Salter (Jamie Gray Hyder), his robot sidekick E3N "Ethan" (Jeffrey Nordling), and the SATO Marines including Staff Sergeant Usef Omar (David Harewood), Corporal Sean Brooks (Jason Barry) and Private Todd Kashima (Eric Ladin). Other notable allies include Retribution Navigator Victor "Gator" Diallo (Omid Abtahi), Tigris warship captain Maureen Ferran (Claudia Christian), and Retribution Chief Engineer Audrey "Mac" MaCallum (Claudia Black). Facing Reyes and his allies in battle is the commander of the starship Olympus Mons, and leader of the SDF, Rear Admiral Salen Kotch (Kit Harington), and his senior commander Akeel Min Riah (Jim Pirri).UFC fighter Conor McGregor makes a cameo appearance as SDF Captain Bradley Fillion, while Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton appears as Retribution Electro-technical Officer Carl Hamilton.
In the far future, a UNSA special forces team is sent to a secret UNSA weapons research facility on Europa to investigate a SDF attack and recover a UNSA weapon prototype before initiating the facility's self-destruct. The team is able to destroy the facility, but fail to recover the weapon and are captured by the SDF, where they are subsequently executed by one of the SDF's main commanders, Admiral Kotch.
On Earth, Reyes warns Admiral Raines that the SDF attack is tantamount to a declaration of war and that the UNSA should be preparing a counterattack. However, Admiral Raines explains that the UNSA's leaders do not want to escalate the situation, especially during the Fleet Week celebrations where the entire UNSA fleet gathers at Geneva. During the celebrations, he links up with his wingman Salter as well as his new robotic subordinate E3N "Ethan". Suddenly, the UNSA's defense cannons begin to open fire on the UNSA fleet, decimating many ships as an SDF assault force invades Geneva. Reyes manages to fight his way to the AATIS control tower, where he manages to shut down the AATIS cannons and apprehend Riah, the SDF spy responsible for sabotaging them. Reyes then accompanies the surviving UNSA ships into orbit where they destroy the attacking SDF fleet. The SDF's flagship, the Olympus Mons, suddenly arrives and destroys more UNSA ships before it is forced to retreat, leaving only two operational UNSA ships: the carrier Retribution and the destroyer Tigris.
Upon landing on the Retribution, Reyes learns that both the ship's captain and the executive officer were killed in battle, leaving him as the highest-ranking officer of the ship and its de facto captain. Admiral Raines promotes Reyes to commander and orders him to retake the cargo port on the Moon from the SDF. After successfully liberating the Moon, Reyes is tasked with delaying the SDF for as long as possible until the UNSA can rebuild its fleet. At this point, Reyes can embark on a number of optional missions to attack key SDF targets. Eventually, Reyes manages to destroy a strategic refueling tower on Titan, crippling the SDF's fuel supply. Later, he is sent to investigate a disturbance at an asteroid mining station near Mercury, only to find it was a diversion while the SDF destroys the Tigris, leaving the Retribution as the sole remaining UNSA ship. Learning that Riah is carrying a beacon meant to signal the main SDF fleet to invade Earth, Reyes devises a plan to use the beacon to lure the SDF fleet right into the still operational AATIS guns. Unfortunately, the plan goes awry when Riah escapes, destroys the AATIS guns, and kills himself to trigger the beacon. The main SDF arrives and the Olympus Mons destroys UNSA headquarters, killing Admiral Raines.
With no other options, Reyes uses the opportunity to board and commandeer the Olympus Mons. He manages to battle his way to the bridge and kill Admiral Kotch. He then has the Olympus Mons travel back to Mars, where he intends to use the ship to destroy the SDF's orbital shipyard and cripple their fleet in return. While the Olympus Mons and Retribution manage to destroy many SDF ships, the Olympus Mons is damaged to the point its weapons are inoperable, and with few other options, Reyes orders it to ram the shipyard. Unfortunately, the Retribution also suffers damage and drifts into the Olympus Mons's flight path, forcing Reyes to order the ship to divert. Both warships crash onto the surface of Mars with the shipyard still intact.
Realizing that there is no way for them to get back to Earth alive, Reyes rallies the survivors of the Retribution crew and leads them on one final, desperate assault on the shipyard. Most of the surviving crew are killed in the fighting, but Salter manages to commandeer an SDF destroyer. However, its weapons are disabled and the mooring clamps are locked. Ethan sacrifices himself to destroy the moorings while Reyes activates the destroyer's weapons and orders Salter to destroy the station, despite him being on it. Salter reluctantly opens fire, ejecting Reyes into space. His last sight is seeing the SDF shipyard explode before shrapnel from the explosion punctures his suit, causing him to suffocate.
Some time later, the UNSA honors Reyes and the Retribution crew's heroic sacrifice, stating that their destruction of the SDF shipyard was a decisive victory and that the SDF has been all but destroyed as a result. Salter, who is one of only four survivors from the Retribution, salutes a war memorial in Geneva listing the names of all of the UNSA soldiers who died in the conflict, including Reyes.
During the credits, the recorded messages of some of the deceased Retribution crew may be heard.
Infinite Warfare Zombies stars Ike Barinholtz, Jay Pharoah, Seth Green and Sasheer Zamata as the main protagonists of the story: Aaron "A.J." Jordaniels, Andre Wright, Poindexter Zittermann and Sally Simpson. They initially appear as aspiring actors, who are trapped inside a series of horror films by director Willard Wyler (Paul Reubens), where they play out the role of the films' archetype characters. Throughout the season, the actors encounter various celebrity actors who are also trapped in each film, including: David Hasselhoff, Kevin Smith, Pam Grier, and Cassandra Peterson who reprises her role as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Jason Mewes has a minor voiceover role as himself, while Fred Tatasciore provides the voice of the demon Mephistopheles.
Some time before the events of the game, horror film director Willard Wyler lost his wife Alexandra to leukemia, causing a rift between him and his daughter Winona. At some point, Wyler made a deal with the demonic Mephistopheles, and unwillingly became a slave to him, forced to collect souls by sending them into alternate dimensions formed from his films, leading them to their deaths by the monsters of his creation. Over time, Wyler felt guilt for condemning countless victims, including Winona, to their doom, and secretly formed a plan to recruit actors who could enter his films and fight back, freeing Wyler from his prison and defeating Mephistopheles.
After decades of elusive retirement, Wyler prepares for his comeback into the movie business. He invites four aspiring actors: A.J., Andre, Poindexter and Sally, to his theater for an audition, but unbeknownst to them, he intends to trap the four inside one of his own movies, "Zombies in Spaceland". The four actors find themselves in an 80's theme park, dressed as the archetypes of the era. As the four try to survive the oncoming zombie horde, they find unexpected help from famous actor David Hasselhoff, who has also been trapped in this movie for an unknown amount of time as his Knight Rider character Michael Knight. With Hasselhoff's aid, the four actors manage to fend off the undead, much to Wyler's chagrin, and discover a piece of an artifact known as the Soul Key. As the actors attempt to escape, they instead find themselves in another one of Wyler's films, "Rave in the Redwoods", set in a '90s campsite in the Redwood National and State Parks, where they go up against hordes of undead raver teenagers and sasquatches. As the actors traverse across the campsite, they encounter director Kevin Smith, who has also been trapped here for an amount of time with his friend Jason Mewes. Kevin reveals that Jason died prior to the actors' arrival in the film at the hands of the chainsaw-wielding Slasher, who lurks the campsite. The actors help Kevin recover his memory, and convince him to help them escape the film. However, the group soon uncovers through the memories that Jason, along with various other victims associated with Wyler, was killed by Kevin who was unknowingly the Slasher all along. Kevin, as he fully recovers his memories, is forced to transform into the Slasher to kill the actors, but is defeated.
The actors retrieve the second piece of the Soul Key, and are immediately warped into Wyler's third film, "Shaolin Shuffle", set in the backdrop of a '70s New York City. The group, now dressed in 70s apparel, find help from actress Pam Grier, who operates a martial arts dojo in the film. Pam assists the actors in fighting Wyler's zombie horde, by giving them special martial arts skills and training. The group encounter Arthur McIntosh, a failed businessman who after consuming a mysterious chemical became the Rat King, capable of controlling sewer rats at his will. The actors and Pam battle McIntosh and manage to kill him, while also retrieving the third piece of the Soul Key.
The four actors are then teleported into Wyler's fourth film, "Attack of the Radioactive Thing", set in a s beach area affected by a radioactive experiment. The actors encounter horror film hostess Elvira, who is also trapped inside this film, and proceed to assist her in her plan to foil Wyler's scheme. Together, they battle against a combined force of zombies as well as mutant crab-frog fusions and a giant radioactive beast dubbed Crogzilla. The crew assemble a nuclear bomb and detonate it inside the Crogzilla's belly, blowing it to bits. They then retrieve the fourth piece of the Soul Key inside the Crogzilla's eye.
The four actors are then teleported into the final film, "The Beast from Beyond", as they arrive at a futuristic military station on an ice planet, where they battle against the Cryptid aliens from the Extinction series, as well as a mixture of zombies from the previous four films. After fighting against a herd of Cryptids, the four retrieve the final piece of the Soul Key, and are seemingly teleported back to Wyler's theater, where he joyfully greets them. Without letting him explain himself, the four actors furiously send Wyler back into the Spaceland movie using his own method, but ultimately realize they have become slaves to the demon Mephistopheles in Wyler's place. Mephistopheles himself appears in front of the four actors, and threatens to consume their souls; the four then arm themselves for a final battle against the demon. After seemingly winning against him, the four are teleported back to the theater, but still find themselves unable to escape. In reality, it is revealed that they are already trapped inside the Soul Jar, which contains pocket universes representing the theater as well as each of Wyler's films. Meanwhile, Wyler enlists Hasselhoff's help in Spaceland once more in an attempt to escape the movie. He reunites with the four actors and reconciles with them as all five begin to plot their next move.
Development and release
In , Activision announced a three-year development cycle for the Call of Duty series, in which Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch would take turns in releasing a Call of Duty video game every year so as to extend each game's development time.Infinite Warfare is the third and the last game in the first cycle, and it is the first video game developed by Infinity Ward since 's Call of Duty: Ghosts. Development for the game dates as far back as  According to Infinity Ward, the development team added many new ideas to the game, and put emphasis on the game's storytelling. The team chose space as the game's setting as they believed that it can introduce new environments to players. To make the game more realistic, Infinity Ward had consulted several military experts. The team also wants to start an Infinite Warfare sub-series.
In February , Activision announced that Infinity Ward would be the lead developer of 's Call of Duty game.Infinite Warfare was officially confirmed by Activision when they announced that the company would not have a booth at E3 , and that their products would be shown through their partner, Sony Interactive Entertainment. Activision teased the game with a video, titled "Know Your Enemy", and a new ending for Black Ops III's "Nuk3town" map, which shows a giant airship on top of the map. The game was leaked via PlayStation Store on April 26, and the first trailer was revealed unofficially via Hulu prior to the game's official announcement.
In May , Activision released the official announcement trailer for the game, a week after they trademarked the name of the game. The trailer of the game was officially revealed through a live-stream on Twitch. As part of the reveal, Activision ran a social media game using a Facebook chat bot, which tasks the player to decode a message. A remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, entitled Modern Warfare Remastered, was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC alongside Infinite Warfare, only available with the purchase of either the Legacy, Digital Deluxe or Legacy Pro edition of Infinite Warfare. The first public piece of gameplay for the Infinite Warfare campaign was revealed as a trailer during the Sony press conference at E3  A gameplay video of the "Black Sky" campaign mission was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, Also revealed was the "Terminal" map pre-order bonus for customers who pre-ordered Infinite Warfare.
In August , Activision sent mysterious metal packages to YouTubers in the Call of Duty community. Each came with a combination lock and a countdown timer. A code was sent to all recipients to open the boxes once the timer reached 1 minute. Each box contained a variety of 80's-themed apparel, plus a cassette player and a VHS tape, which contained the reveal trailer for Zombies in Spaceland. An HD version of the trailer was released hours after, along with a reveal of the game's new mechanics, as well as the "Zombies in Spaceland" bonus preorder pack, which contains a weapon camouflage, an animated player card, as well as a "Fate and Fortune Card Pack" for use in the Zombies mode. The official reveal of Infinite Warfare's multiplayer mode took place during the Call of Duty XP convention, which was held in early September 
A multiplayer beta for people who pre-ordered the PlayStation 4 version of the game began on October An Xbox One beta began on October 21, and the PC version did not have a beta. The beta concluded on October 
Players who purchased the season pass, whether it be separately or with certain special editions of the game, were to receive all four DLC packs for Infinite Warfare, released in four different waves during , for a slightly discounted price (compared to that of all DLC packs purchased separately). Season pass holders were to also receive 1, Salvage credits, the game's in-game currency, and 10 rare quality supply drops at the game's launch. The first DLC pack, named Sabotage, was available to PS4 players on January 31, , and to Xbox One and PC players on March 2,  The pack includes the new Zombies map Rave in the Redwoods, as well as four new multiplayer maps: Noir, Renaissance, Neon, and Dominion (remade from the MW2 map Afghan). The second map pack, Continuum, was released on PS4 on April 18, , and on Xbox One and PC on May 18, ; the map pack includes four MP maps: Turista, Scrap, Archive, Excess (a remake of the MW2 map Rust), and one Zombies map, Shaolin Shuffle. The third map pack, Absolution, was released on PS4 on July 6, , and on Xbox One and PC on August 8, ; the map pack features the Zombies map Attack of the Radioactive Thing and four MP maps: Permafrost, Fore, Bermuda and Ember (a remake of the MW3 map Resistance). The final map pack, Retribution, will be released on PS4 on September 12, , and features the final Zombies episode The Beast from Beyond, as well as four MP maps: Carnage, Altitude, Depot 22 and Heartland (a remake of the Ghosts map Warhawk).
In addition to map packs, Infinite Warfare also feature announcer voice packs, replacing the regular voice over in multiplayer with other voices. A voice pack called "UK Special Forces" was released for free to all players, featuring the voice of actor Craig Fairbrass (also known for his role as Gaz in Modern Warfare, Ghost in Modern Warfare 2, Wallcroft in Modern Warfare 3, and Tee in Infinite Warfare). Other voice packs feature various celebrities, including rapper Method Man, YouTuber Ozzy Man Reviews, and comedian Ken Jeong.
Upon release of the initial trailer, the game was heavily criticized by the community for being too futuristic. The consensus held was that this had stemmed from frustration with the current direction of the franchise, as consecutive installments released in the past few years had been set in future settings and narratives. In response to the criticism, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg stated that he knew "that there are people in our community who are nostalgic for the 'boots-on-the-ground-style gameplay' [but] we also have millions of people in our community who want to have new innovative experiences in the game each year and Infinite Warfare is going to deliver that." He also stated that Call of Duty: Black Ops II, whose trailer also received its fair share of dislikes, would go on to become the best-selling Call of Duty game at the time. As of June30, [ref], the trailer has received more than million dislikes and is the 25th-most-disliked video on YouTube.
Despite its pre-release criticism, Infinite Warfare was named Best Shooter at E3 by Game Informer. At the Game Critics Awards for the best of E3, the game was nominated for Best Action Game, but lost to rival game Battlefield 1.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare received "generally favorable" reviews for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the PC version received "mixed or average" reviews, according to review aggregatorMetacritic.
IGN gave the game a out of 10 stating; "Despite its shift to interplanetary combat, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a generally fun but inessential shooter."Trusted Reviews awarded Infinite Warfare 4 and a half out of 5 stars, reasoning; "A solid campaign and the excellent "Zombies" mode will see people stick around for a good while".
The single-player campaign received mixed reviews. Trusted Reviews praised it as the latest example of the improving quality of Call of Duty campaigns in recent years, complimenting the "immersive experience" thanks to an almost complete lack of loading screens, although they felt the narrative was "a bit thin".GamesRadar+ praised the dark and realistic tone, and thought the game was a departure from the typical sense of heroism in the series.Game Informer thought that Infinite Warfare still included some of the series' usual elements but carried greater emotional weight than its predecessors. The story and characters received particular praise; Polygon and GameRevolution write the characters were the "strongest" and "most memorable" in the series, with Polygon feeling the writing for a Call of Duty campaign had never been bettered.IGN appreciated the dialogue and cast performances.GameSpot also praised the characters and compared the game's structure to a film, in contrast to past installments that felt like an episodic series.
EGM, however, panned the narrative as one of the worst they'd experienced in some time; they criticized the characterization of Kotch and Kit Harrington's "lifeless acting", as well as the supporting characters' arcs that they felt were "rushed to an uncomfortable degree"; both EGM and IGN highlighted an example when Omar expresses his dislike of Ethan, but has bonded with him without explanation by the next mission.IGN wrote the campaign was "slow and plodding" and only marginally better than Call of Duty: Ghosts, which they saw as a low point of the franchise.Destructoid called the campaign "average", thinking only fans of Mass Effect and sci-fi fans would be swayed by it.
Game Informer was pleased from a perception that the "frenetic" movement of gameplay in recent Call of Duty installments had been toned down for Infinite Warfare and harkened back to the series' older style. While EGM enjoyed the variety of gameplay in space, they felt that at times it was unclear as to where the player was meant to go or what their objectives were.Destructoid felt that some of the gadgets used in the game were more entertaining in multiplayer. The game's multiplayer was criticized by Trusted Reviews, writing they were saddened that it was not on par with previous entries.
Infinite Warfare sold million copies in its first week in US. However, overall sales were down 50% compared to 's Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Activision was reported to be expecting sales to be down due to the fact that Infinite Warfare was going to be a "new sub-series" and that the Black Ops name carried brand weight with it. Despite slow initial sales, Infinite Warfare was the top-selling game in the US in November  Activision reported in February that the game missed their sales expectations with one of the reasons cited being that the game "didn't resonate with fans".
The PlayStation 4 version sold , copies within its first week on sale in Japan, making it the bestselling game of the week in the country.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Redefines the Franchise with Classic War Story in a Bold, New Setting
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Redefines the Franchise with Classic War Story in a Bold, New Setting
All-New Call of Duty Arrives on
Acclaimed Studio Team at Infinity Ward to Deliver Timeless Hero's Journey, Immense Multiplayer Action and Original Zombies Experience
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy and Digital Deluxe Editions Includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for the Ultimate Fan Package
--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Call of Duty® is returning to its roots for a classic, epic battle of two armies unlike anything seen before in the record-setting series. Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare will launch worldwide , immersing players in a war story that, for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system. Published by , a wholly owned subsidiary of (Nasdaq: ATVI), and led by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also be available as the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, which includes the return of the full campaign and 10 multiplayer maps from the famed Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, released in high-definition brilliance as Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered*.
Infinite Warfare and the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, featuring Modern Warfare® Remastered,will be available for PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.
"This year, we're both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights," said , CEO of . "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfareis 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."
"With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series," said , Studio Head of Infinity Ward. "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."
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts storytelling front and center in a rich, immersive narrative. Infinity Ward breaks new ground by exploring the weight of leadership and its responsibilities. In a desperate time of overwhelming adversity, the player, as Captain of their own warship, must take command against a relentless enemy. Experienced soldiers are thrust into extraordinary circumstances that will test their training and reveal their true character as they learn to lead and to make the hard decisions necessary to achieve victory. The game also introduces stunning, never before seen environments, new weaponry, and inventive player abilities to Call of Duty. The entire campaign - from boots-on-ground combat to piloting high speed space-fighters - occurs as a near seamless experience with few visible loading times, and delivers the hallmark, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.
For online action, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare promises to strike with maximum impact in a world where every second counts as it delivers the future of warfare. The game's Multiplayer mode features an evolution of Call of Duty's movement system with an emphasis on front-line engagement. Additionally, Infinite Warfare will introduce an original cooperative Zombies mode that takes players on a wild ride through a new storyline with unique gameplay features and mechanics. More details about multiplayer and the new zombies experience will be announced at a later date.
One of the most critically acclaimed titles in the series, inspired by overwhelming community interest, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfareis beingremastered for current generation consoles. Executive produced by Infinity Ward and developed by , Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* puts players into a modern-day action-thriller filled with the heart-stopping moments that made it one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all-time.
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 , 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," stated , studio head of .
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* is included with the following editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:
- Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition - Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, SRP .
- Digital Deluxe Edition - Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and , SRP .
- Legacy Pro Edition - Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, , collectible SteelbookTM, official game soundtrack and additional digital items, SRP .
*Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.
*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download. connection required. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ.
For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is scheduled for release on PlayStation® 4 system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC. The title is not yet rated.
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We’re excited that we’re finally able to do our own take on zombies, Infinity Ward said in a livestream on the day the game was announced. The new Zombie mode will not crossover with Treyarchs Zombie universe nor will it have anything to do with whats going on in Infinite Warfares campaign.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon proved that there is no popular first-person shooter that wouldnt benefit from implementing a heavy dose of s ridiculousness into the gameplay formula, and now, Call of Duty will take its own stab at that particular recipe as Infinity Ward has announced that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfares zombie mode will take players back to that fabled time in popular culture in order to do battle with the undead.
The must-see reveal trailer can be found below:
Rather than match the theme of Infinite Warfare by having fans do battle with zombies in space again such as we saw in one of Black Ops zombie maps, Infinity Ward designed the upcoming Zombies in Spaceland to take you and your team of decade appropriate stereotypes to a popular 80s theme park called Spaceland. Your characters believe that they have been sent there to audition for an upcoming movie, but instead, they are met with a legion of colourfully dressed undead creatures that they will need to use a variety of creative weapons against.
Although these modes have never really tried to realistically recreate zombie warfare, this is certainly the most outlandish setting for the popular horde feature yet. While you can probably expect the core game to function roughly as it did in previous versions, its great to see the developers go all-in on the aesthetical aspects of the period and even give use new themed weapons to play with such as an explosive boom box that compels nearby zombies to group up and breakdance.
Zombies in Spaceland will also sport a notable cast of voice actors that include Seth Green, Ike Barinholtz, Jay Pharoah, Sasheer Zamata, Paul Reubens, and the immortal David Hasselhoff.
Zombies in Spaceland should be available when Call of Duty: Infinite Warfarelaunches on November 4th.
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Everything We Know About the New Call of Duty
Its official: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will let you schlep your warmongering arsenal into the inimical bleakness of outer space.
Were just getting official wind of the next-in-line Call of Duty now, replete with a marketing barrage and mention of a second game. (The original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming back, now all spiffed up and remastered for current generation consoles.)
Heres what we know so far.
Infinite Warfare is set off-planet, but in our solar system
Call of Duty is about to have its Star Wars moment. I know, the Halo comparisons feel more apt, but tell me that preliminary space battle with all those chunky weaponized tugboat-looking ships in the above trailer doesnt make you think of star destroyers and rebel frigates going nose-to-nose.
Scan a bit further into the trailer and youll spy a bunch of rocks very near the sun (ergo not the asteroid beltdid someone blow up Mercury?), another scene with reddish cliffs and a butterscotch sky thats surely Martian, and the view from one of Saturns moons. Here we go, into the wild black yonder.
Its technically not the first off-Earth Call of Duty
Activisions marketing blurb bills Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as extending beyond the reaches of Earth. Thats only half true if we count the ODIN mission in s Call of Duty: Ghosts, which let players briefly float around a weaponized orbital space station in zero gravity. I know its a bit silly to say so, but you know, for the record.
You get to captain your own space warship
You play as Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot, who takes the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable adversity, Reyes must lead the remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy.
Can you control said warship seriously, or superficially? Well see. Also: theres going to be dogfighting.
The future is pretty depressing
So weve apparently overpopulated and stripped the planet, driving us skyward in search of resources (asteroids, planets) as well as insurgent groups out of the United Nations. The bad guys this time are a fascist faction called The Front, described as brutal and militant radicals, toughened by the extreme conditions of off-world environments trying to control those remote resources. Think outer space mafia.
Itll have the series standard three modes
Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies.
Its out in November
Make that Friday, November 4, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
They didnt hike the games base price
Correction to an earlier version of this piece: There is a basic $60 edition this year (the official press release oddly doesnt list it). Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will sell in a $60 standalone edition, an $80 Legacy Edition, a $ Digital Deluxe Edition (which includes a Season Pass for all subsequent content) or a $ Legacy Pro Edition. (which includes the Season Pass plus a steel game case, game soundtrack and extra digital items.)
The special editions all come with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remastered
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remastered comes bundled with the Legacy, Digital Deluxe and Legacy Pro versions of Infinite Warfare. That was the series turning point, popularity-wise, and it looks pretty slick in the trailer. Activision describes it as having 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.
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