I’m not a huge fan of the Call of Duty series, but even I was excited to see the recent reveal of Infinite Warfare. In fact, I was probably more excited to watch the trailer than most people who are fans of the series. Still, it left me scratching my head about some things. So here are five things that were confusing about its reveal:
Not Enough Information About the Gameplay
The first thing you may be thinking is, “we don’t even know what the game looks like!” And that’s fair. While there are screengrabs of campaign gameplay, they don’t tell us much. Activision could have simply shown us a sliver of gameplay to whet our appetite before showing off more in the future—but they didn’t do that. Instead, we were given a few seconds of footage from each section of Infinite Warfare and told to take it home with us and come back for more later. This was not an ideal situation for a reveal livestream: We want more info about each part of this game but can only find out so much through watching someone else play it.
The Trailer Wasn’t Great, But the Game Looks Promising
The trailer wasn’t great, but the game looks promising.
The trailer was a bit confusing and didn’t show enough of the game. It was also a bit boring, which is something I don’t expect from Call of Duty trailers. The gameplay in the demo showed that it’ll be at least as good as Advanced Warfare (which isn’t hard considering how much people liked Advanced Warfare), but it seems like they’re focusing more on customization than actual gameplay this time around.
The Co-Op and Zombies Mode Could Be Big Hits
The co-op and zombies mode could be big hits. The Call of Duty series has always been known for its multiplayer, but some fans are looking forward to the addition of a co-op mode in Infinite Warfare. This new mode will allow players to play together online and take on missions that have been specifically designed for a team effort. The Zombies mode is also expected to return in Infinite Warfare, although it hasn’t yet been announced what exactly we’ll see from it this time around. Fans are excited about seeing these additions because they’re familiar with them and know what they’ll get out of them.
This Is a Call of Duty Game With Space Battles?
The Call of Duty franchise has been around for years, but this is the first time that it will feature space battles. If you’re confused as to what that means, let me explain: The Infinite Warfare trailer showed an astronaut floating through space with a jetpack attached to his back. He was also using his hand-held weapon in order to shoot enemy ships and even people on the ground while he’s falling back down towards Earth.
“Space battles” involve taking control of your ship and firing at other spaceships from inside its cockpit (similar to how games like Halo do), whereas “space combat” involves flying around in open areas like you would in a traditional FPS game (like Call of Duty). The addition of both types of combat is new for the franchise!
The purpose behind introducing these dynamic new features is unknown at this point; however, they could be beneficial because they provide players with new ways to enjoy their favorite franchises without having them feel bored or annoyed by repetitive gameplay styles over time
Infinite Warfare Will Have Mod Support
You will be able to mod the game. That’s a given. But what I really want to know is: how far can we go? Will you be able to build your own missions and campaigns and share them with others? Can we make our own maps for multiplayer, or create new weapons for Zombies, or create whatever type of content we want?
I hope so! I’d love to see all the creativity that comes out of this community once everyone has access to it!
Call of Duty is confusing, but it sure does sell!
You can be baffled by the fact that a game isn’t all that clear, even when you’re told what it’s about. And then you realize that the game is popular and profitable, despite its confusing nature.
- We all know Call of Duty has never been a series to shy away from controversy. This year’s Infinite Warfare reveal didn’t disappoint in this regard, with some claiming it was an attack on gamers who prefer “real” games; others considered it more of a commentary on modern warfare itself; some believed it just wasn’t fun enough to keep up with recent trends like Destiny or Overwatch; and most people just shrugged and accepted that everything will sell these days whether they understand why or not.*
I’m excited to see how this game turns out. It’s a bold move on Activision’s part and could end up paying off in huge ways. If the full game can deliver on the promise of Infinite Warfare, I may be singing a different tune by the time November rolls around.