Get a good look at the classic game turned pre-order incentive
By Jason Venter
Later this year, you’ll be able to play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the eagerly anticipated next installment in the long-running Call of Duty franchise. The series has come a long way over the past nine years. And while it clearly had a bright future ahead of it even when the first title arrived in late October of 2003, the franchise didn’t become the sales juggernaut we recognize today until the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on November 5, 2007.
Several months ago, Activision revealed that Modern Warfare Remastered will be included with the various “Legacy” editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition. The publisher provided some brief footage at that time, and this week it shared a more extended 2-minute trailer on YouTube that should give you a better idea what to expect if you purchase the game.
The new trailer, like the original game, begins by showing a chopper flying through a stormy sky. The helicopter approaches an aircraft carrier, and one of its passengers (you know him well, perhaps) flicks a cigar into the water before he descends to the deck of the vessel.
There’s no narrative to the trailer, just a series of brief scenes depicting places, characters, and locations that should be instantly familiar to those who played through the original game’s single-player campaign (though nine years is a long enough time that some folks may have forgotten the finer points of the original experience). You’ll see tanks, snipers, nuclear blasts, and numerous other elements that have made the series such a success.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, with the remastered content included, will be available on PC starting November 5, 2016. It’s also coming to consoles, as usual, including the PlayStation 4. Those who pre-order that version of the game from participating retailers will be granted early access to the content as a special incentive. The rest of us will have to wait another month, but either way, we’re terribly far removed from the opportunity to run through explosive battlefields with John “Soap” MacTavish once again. Are you ready?