Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and also confirmed that a remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is on the way.
The announcement was supposed to occur later today during an Infinity Ward livestream, but it appears that a leaked version of the announcement trailer has forced Activision’s hand.
“This year, we’re both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights,” Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, said. “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,” added 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 announcement trailer below confirms the previous rumors of a far future setting and space combat. According to the trailer, the Settlement Defense Front has launched a surprise attack on Switzerland from space and now its up to you to lead your own Warship in a counter attack.
The previously rumored remaster of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was also revealed in the trailer. The remaster features improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, improved sound, and more. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains the original campaign plus 10 multiplayer maps, including “Crash,” “Backlot,” and “Crossfire.”
The remaster will be included in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s Legacy Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Legacy Pro Edition—which also includes the game’s season pass, a collectible Steelbook, the official game soundtrack, and additional digital items.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches November 4th, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.