Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches worldwide Friday, Nov. 4, bringing with it high-speed space fighters and a war against the "Settlement Defense Front."
The game, which is being developed by Infinity Ward, immerses players in a war that "for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system." The title is launching on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
A remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is also being worked on for current generation consoles and will be included in Infinite Warfare's special editions.
"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."
The game's single-player campaign spans our solar system, taking players on a journey from on Earth to beyond its orbit. In Infinite Warfare, players take on the role of Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot who helms the Retribution, one of Earth's last remaining warships. The game takes place in some distant future when Earth has been stripped of its natural resources and humanity has created colonies to mine planets and asteroids.
The main baddies in this game are the Settlement Defense Front, which is an insurgent group that broke away from the United Nations Space Alliance during a war of secession years ago. The Front is a fascist power made up of militant radicals that seek to control the colonies and its wealth.
Air and space combat will play a pivotal role in the game, with players living aboard the Retribution, a massive warship housing the crew and journeying through the solar system. The Jackal will be the player's advanced space combat ready jet-fighter.
"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."
The remastering of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which will come with some editions of Infinite Warfare, will include fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio. The game's online multiplayer support will feature 10 maps from the original Modern Warfare including Crash, Backlot and Crossfire.
The following editions of the game include the remaster:
- Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition — Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, suggested retail price $79.99.
- Digital Deluxe Edition — Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass, SRP $99.99.
- Legacy Pro Edition — Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items, SRP $119.99.
Update: This story adds new details throughout about Infinite Warfare's single player campaign and ties to the multiplayer story.