Leaked Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 2016
From its origins as a modest World War II-based shooter, Call of Duty has gradually reached for the stars. Ghosts was set in the near future, whileAdvanced Warfare and last year’s Black Ops 3 opted for a more far-reaching future setting. According to reports last month, the annualised shooter will likely be set in space this year.
Now, according to an image posted on Reddit which depicts a prematurely posted promotion on the PS4 dashboard, the name of this year’s Infinity Ward-developed instalment has been revealed. That name is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
It’s a rumour at this stage: the listing was reportedly removed soon after appearing, and for all we know it’s a mock-up – I wasn’t able to recreate it on the office PS4. Still, it seems like a fairly plausible name, and if it isn’t this year’s new instalment, could it possibly be a remaster of Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare games? That seems less plausible.
According to reports in March, this year’s instalment will take place in a “full on sci-fi” setting in the “very far future”. There’s no lack of shooters based in those environments nowadays but, the Call of Duty series has recently made a habit of inheriting zeitgeist-y elements from other shooters (namely, Titanfall). Whatever the case we’ll likely find out soon: April has traditionally been the month Activision starts talking about a new Call of Duty.
Activision tend to announce each year’s Call of Duty in late April or early May, so we should be expecting the teaser trailer for the announcement for the teaser trailer for the ARG for the announcement any day now. The big surprise of 2016’s game may have been slightly ruined, as folks including that Kotaku mob saw a mysterious entry for Call of Duty: Infinite War pop up in the PlayStation Store today. It’s Infinity Ward’s turn for CoD again, so yeah, maybe that’s it. But that’s only a name, not very exciting. Only RPS can tell you what it actually factually definitely truly is. Exclusive details follow.