It’s that time of the year where the Call of Duty franchise begins the annual hype. The final weekend in April saw an update in the Black Ops 3 multiplayer map “Nuk3town” which saw in-game announcements from what seems like an enemy faction, as well as a spaceship in the end game explosion.
On Tuesday May 2nd, the newest game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was officially announced, accompanied by a game trailer. It features a narration indicating the world being invaded by alien forces, and the human race banding together for the greater good. The trailer ends with an additional announcement of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered edition being released as well.
Fans are currently divided amongst the announcement. While some are praising the game for the promise of vehicular warfare in a Call of Duty Game, most are criticizing the move from traditional warfare to space combat. The remastered edition of Modern Warfare, the game that turned Call of Duty one of the best-selling franchise, is getting more hype. Critics are discussing the idea that Modern Warfare is a “trojan horse,” by including one of the most popular games with a new game that may be the worst in the franchise.
With plenty more information to come, the opinions on Infinite Warfare is sure to change.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is set to be released on November 4, 2016.
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