Details on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Campaign, PvP, Co-op, Remastered

Quickly after announcing this November 4’s Call of Duty will be entitled Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision and Infinity Ward have revealed additional details about the four part package that is the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition.

Single Player Campaign
This is the portion of Infinite Warfare that the developers are revealing the most about at the moment. As can be seen in the announce trailer, Infinite Warfare takes the series off the ground, into space and to the rest of the solar system, promising grand scale battles, rich emotional arcs, and unforgettable characters.

In Infinite Warfare’s history, Earth’s resources have all but been depleted, and the planet now relies on off-world mining colonies to fuel its businesses and industries. Of course war broke out over control of the colonies and gave rise to The Settlement Defense Front, a splinter group that seceded from the United Nations Space Alliance as a result of that conflict. In the announce trailer, The Front, made up of fascist, brutal, militant radicals appears to break the stalemate near the start of the game, leading to full scale war across the solar system.

Players will step into the boots of Nick Reyes, captain of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships which houses players’s crews and is a key character throughout the campaign in its own right.

Having our solar system be the scope of the setting, Jacob Minkoff, design director on COD:IW, teased during this morning’s live stream a few of the experiences players will have in the game: zero-G battles while grappling the outsides of spacecraft and contending with extreme temperature differences between sun and shade on thinly atmosphered worlds.

In a series first, air and space combat will be key aspects of the campaign as players will occasionally pilot the Jackal advanced space combat ready fighter jet. In the announce trailer, the sequence (starting at around 1:22) that features the player getting into the Jackal and leaving Earth’s surface appears to be a showcase for the seamless, no visible loading experience Infinity Ward hopes to deliver with Infinite Warfare, also a series first.

Multiplayer PvP
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer mode features an “evolution of Call of Duty’s movement system with an emphasis on front-line engagement,” while keeping to the franchise’s legacy of fast and frenetic gameplay. Details beyond those vague teases are scarce at the moment, but we should learn more over the coming months.

Infinity Ward is finally going to take a crack at the popular Zombies cooperative play mode with Infinite Warfare. Again, details are scarce on this part, but they have revealed that this version of Zombies is set in a different universe than what Treyarch and Sledgehammer have done before, and it will feature a new storyline and unique gameplay and mechanics.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
People seem most excited for this one.

According to this COD: Modern Warfare Remastered FAQ, the remaster will only be available digitally through purchases of the Legacy, Legacy Pro, and Digital Deluxe Editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Developed by Raven Software out of Madison, Wisconsin, and executively produced by Infinity Ward, MW Remastered will contain the entire original single player campaign; 10 fan favorite multiplayer maps from the original release including “Crash,” “Backlot,” and “Crossfire,” with the rest to be announced later; full standalone multiplayer progression with weapon and perk unlocks; and it will feature enhanced textures, physically based rendering, high dynamic range lighting and a whole bunch of other new gen techniques that bring the game visually up to today’s standards.

That looks like it for now. Expect to hear more about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at E3. What do you think so far? Join the discussion in the PS Nation forums.

Written by Albert Chen

Albert Chen

A student of games, I play a bit of everything because I like to see what’s out there. Nothing better than first hand experience when it comes to knowing about games. Current game obsession: Anything MOBA (Paragon, Battleborn, Heroes of the Storm), except, ironically, the most popular ones, LoL and DOTA2.

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