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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to take the fight off earth and into space

Next instalment of the blockbuster FPS franchise will also feature combat between spaceships, in a battle against a ‘relentless enemy’

PUBLISHED : Monday, 09 May, 2016, 6:01am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 May, 2016, 6:01am

It seems the war portrayed in first-person shooter series Call of Duty has grown too big for the earth to contain.

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard has confirmed the series’ next adventure – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – will launch on November 4 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

As countless leaks and other reports have revealed, the blockbuster franchise from Activision will launch into outer space, boasting spaceship combat within our solar system.

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But as the new trailer shows, this still very much resembles the textbook Call of Duty video game. Only we have to worry about gravity now. And spaceships.

The video game is being developed by Infinity Ward, the studio that created Call of Duty and last launched a game in the series in 2013 with Call of Duty: Ghosts. Activision has two other studios – Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games – working on Call of Duty to maintain the franchise’s schedule of a new release every year.

It’s not clear what the plot of Infinite Warfare will entail, other than lots of warfare, obviously. A statement from Activision says players will command their own warship and battle against a “relentless enemy”. No details were provided on Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer game mode and arguably the signature feature of all Call of Duty titles.

The game will be available as a standalone option or part of The Legacy Edition, which will feature a remastered version of the classic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. No big deal, it’s only the Call of Duty game that propelled the franchise into blockbuster status and made Activision gobs of cash.

Tribune News Service