Activision announced that Call of Duty Infinite Warfare will release worldwide on November 4th 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One (sorry last-gen players!). The Call of Duty franchise is going where the series has never gone before: Outer space. Additionally, Activision will release four different edition for players to choose from. One of the biggest surprise, which was leaked almost a week ago, is that certain edition of Infinite Warfare will include a digital download code for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
“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.”
“With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series,” said Dave Stohl, 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.”
Infinite Warfare will put storytelling front and center by featuring a rich and 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 entire campaign occurs as a near seamless experience with few visible loading times, and delivers the hallmark, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.
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, the remastered Modern Warfare will feature 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. The game will include all the missions from the original game, such as All Ghillied Up, Charlie Don’t Surf, and Crew Expendable among others. Additionally, players will be able to experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined the Call of Duty franchise by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in 10 fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode.
“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 Brian Raffel, studio head of Raven Software.
Without further ado, here’s a handy list of the versions available for pre-order:
- Standard edition: a physical or digital copy of the game
- Legacy Edition: Available at retail and digitally. Includes both Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered
- Digital Deluxe Edition: Includes Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass
- Legacy Pro Edition: Includes Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible Steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items
Additionally developer Infinity Ward released a behind-the-scenes video talking about what the franchise means to the team, and what is inspiring them to create the next game in the series.