Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered Revealed

Posted on 03 May 2016 by
Kyle Johnson

Though we’ve known for a while that Infinite Warfare existed, we knew little about what precisely it was. Yesterday the curtain has been lifted, and we’ve gotten our first look at what Infinite Warfare contains, and a little about what you can expect from the game itself.

The campaign sees us stepping into the role of Captain Reyes, a Tier One Special Operations (think Navy Seals, SAS, GSG-9, etc.) pilot, who helms one of Earth’s last remaining warships, the Redemption. The populations of Earth, having been devastated by war and a lack of natural resources, have since colonized the solar system, and look to their colonies for material support. However, certain nefarious elements, comprising the Settlement Defense Front (SetDef, or the SDF) do not appreciate this arrangement, and launch a surprise attack on Earth.

It’s hard to say where the plot will take us, but it will involve both “boots on the ground” and “piloting high-speed space fighters,” but it will have some semblance of a seamless experience, with few visible loading times. Back again is the movement systems introduced in Advanced Warfare and further refined by Black Ops 3. With the game taking place across a number of interplanetary environments, low-gravity gameplay might be an interesting take for some of the multiplayer action. Infinity Ward is also promising more new abilities and mechanics, but had little details on what that would entail.

For multiplayer as well, Infinity Ward is mostly silent, promising more information at a future date. Interestingly enough, Infinity Ward is including a Zombies game mode, in place of Extinction, introduced back in Ghosts. For a game set in space, a wave-based survival mode where you shoot aliens seems to make the most sense, but it seems as though Infinity Ward is banking on the popularity of Zombies to carry the mode.

Perhaps some of the biggest news coming alongside Infinite Warfare is the first footage of Modern Warfare Remastered. Again, rumored alongside the release of Infinite Warfare, we’ve gotten a bit more footage and some information as well. For a direct comparison, a bit was teased during the livestream earlier today. Modern Warfare Remastered will also include just half of the maps that were in the original game. Crash, Overgrown, Crossfire, Backlot and Bog have been announced, with five more to be released later.

Images have been floating around supposedly revealing that MW:R will release one month before the base game. Whether this is actually the case or a placeholder found on Xbox Live, it’s hard to say. Remastered also won’t be available as a standalone purchase, and is only available as a downloadable title, so it’s unclear how one would download a title that has yet to be released. Regardless, Raven, who has partnered with Activision on a number of Call of Duty titles before is handling the Remastered version, while Infinity Ward takes care of Infinite Warfare. An FAQ has been developed by Activision that should answer any lingering questions.

Barring any delays, Infinite Warfare releases on November 4th, 2016, marking another Friday release for the series. The base game will be $60, though if you want Modern Warfare Remastered, it’s going to run you $80. There is (of course) a Season Pass, being valued at $20, and the collector’s edition, titled Legacy Pro, packs everything listed above into a steelbook, and throws in the soundtrack, and some digital items as well. Stay tuned for more information about the other modes coming in Infinite Warfare.

Official Press Release

London, England – May 2, 2016 – Call of Duty® is returning to its roots for a classic, epic battle of two armies unlike anything seen before in the record-setting series. Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare will launch worldwide Friday, November 4, immersing players in a war story that, for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system. Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq:ATVI), and led by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also be available as the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, which includes the return of the full campaign and 10 multiplayer maps from the famed Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, released in high-definition brilliance as Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered*.

Infinite Warfare and the Infinite Warfare Legacy Editionfeaturing Modern Warfare® Remasteredwill be available for PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.

“This year, we’re both honouring 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.”

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts storytelling front and centre in a rich, 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 game also introduces stunning, never before seen environments, new weaponry and inventive player abilities to Call of Duty. The entire campaign – from boots-on-ground combat to piloting high speed space-fighters – occurs as a near seamless experience with few visible loading times, and delivers the hallmark, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.

For online action, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare promises to strike with maximum impact in a world where every second counts as it delivers the future of warfare. The game’s Multiplayer mode features an evolution of Call of Duty’s movement system with an emphasis on front-line engagement. 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, inspired by overwhelming community interest, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is being remastered for current generation consoles. Executive produced by Infinity Ward and developed by Raven Software, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* puts players into a modern-day action-thriller filled with the heart-stopping moments that made it one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all-time.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts 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. Fans will relive the full, iconic campaign as they’re transported around the globe with Capt. Price, Gaz and Soap across all the missions from the original game, including “All Ghillied Up,” “Charlie Don’t Surf,” and “Crew Expendable.” Players will also experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in 10 fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode, including classics such as “Crash,” “Backlot” and “Crossfire.”

“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.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* is included with the following editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:

  • Legacy Editionand Digital Legacy Edition – Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Digital Deluxe EditionIncludes Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass
  • Legacy Pro Edition– Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible SteelbookTM, official game soundtrack and additional digital items

*Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.

*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game.  Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download.  Internet connection required.  For more information, please visit 

Comments (1)

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Simon Sirmenis
Posted 03 May 2016, 13:30
This looks really good and the price for two games is really reasonable. I'm in.