Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered Preview from E3
Another year, another Call of Duty game, but I’m not here to decry the latest release in the franchise as per usual. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Infinite Warfare is finally adding enough new material to justify a new game in the series. While the past four years of Call of Duty have barely amended the previous version, there’s finally a reason to get the new game.
Infinite Warfare propels you to the far future and adds two crucial components: zero G combat and spaceship dog fights. One might worry that floating in the blackness of space in a ship would yield wild movements and motion sickness, but it’s all surprisingly smooth, though with the trademark noisiness and chaos of the series in terms of combat. The zero G combat is even more interesting than the dogfights too, giving the player new equipment and weapons made specifically for this style of fighting.
The space level of Infinite Warfare wasn’t the only level thing I was treated to, as Activision showed off an Earth bound level. Unfortunately, here is where the series is just another Call of Duty. There is a bright spot, literally, in that the game’s visuals are stunning and also colorful. Previous games have resorted to drab palates, but Infinite Warfare has a color scheme that makes it stand out. Summarily, if you’ve seen a Call of Duty game before you’ve seen this part.
After seeing the “new” material, we were given a treat: a sneak peek at the level “Crew Expendable” from the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered campaign. What was so striking about seeing this video, besides the upgraded and flawless visuals, was how this game from nine years ago looks even more fun than the new one. Modern Warfare was brought out at a time when the series didn’t need to amp up the number of explosions and nonsense to compete with other shooters, it was special, unique, and put the player in a story they weren’t getting elsewhere. The game shows that you can be reserved in your story and situations without compromising the core of your game, something that the series’ developers would do well to apply to the future.
The good news is that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered looks great, the bad news is that you have to buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to get it. Luckily Infinite Warfare looks to be an improvement over the recent fare of Call of Duty games and worth looking at if you’ve wained from the series, provided you’re interested in another game about shooting robots in space.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 4. You can pre-order the game by clicking here.