My, my, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare really has had the exposure it needed, even if it has been mostly negative. It doesn’t matter what Infinity Ward say, they couldn’t have been expecting the backlash they received and it’s abundantly clear the fans are sick of the way Call of Duty has gone.
Infinite Warfare is one of the most down-voted trailers in the history of YouTube and whether you hate Call of Duty or love it, everybody has been talking about it. Infinite Warfare continues the futuristic combat and now we have the most futuristic Call of Duty yet.
Let’s be honest here, this is no longer a traditional Call of Duty game but this by no means looks as bad as everybody has been saying it does and the recent E3 footage has shown that. Space combat looks absolutely fantastic. It’s fast, frantic and looks an absolute hoot. You’re able to freely move around the combat zone while piloting some badass spacecraft.
Out of the cockpit, you’re able to boost around the combat zone but now you have a very useful grappling hook to manoeuvre around zero gravity with precision and pace. When gravity returns, it’s business as usual. A nice new touch is the awesome looking zero gravity grenades that can affect many bad guys within its radius. Aside human foes, we also have robots to face but they’re easily taken down.
Also, as part of the deal Activision have with PlayStation, if you pre-order the Legacy Edition, you’re able to play the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare campaign 30 days early. So, let’s be clear about one thing. Fans who pre-purchase (not just pre-order) any of the special editions on PlayStation 4 will be able to play Modern Warfare Remastered on October 5th. That’s 30 days before the release date of Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered. However, the multiplayer portion of the remaster won’t go live on either platform until November 4th.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare doesn’t look nowhere near as bad as what people are saying. As a fan of the series, yes, I would like to see the game return to traditional, boots on the ground type combat but therein lies the problem with Call of Duty. People got fed up with that sort of gameplay and Call of Duty: Ghosts was a prime example. It was a typical Call of Duty game yet it got slated, fans begged for change and we got it and once again, fans are asking for change.
Another issue with Call of Duty is the fact the game engine is ancient and is in desperate need of a new one. With the sheer amount of money Activision make, there is no excuse as to why year after year we just get the same game engine with sightly tweaked graphics.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 4th, 2016