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You won’t be fighting aliens in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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Like sand through the hourglass, so are the Calls of Duties of our lives. A new year means a new Call of Duty, with 2016 continuing the Advanced Warfare theme of augmented soldiers by throwing players into the one environment where they have yet to hurl insults at one another in a Call of Duty game: SPACE! Infinite Warfare is the name of the game, dropping out of orbit at the end of the year with a properly futuristic setup that has players wielding lasers…FOR AMERICA!

And with that kind of game on the horizon, you’d expect sci-fi influences to be heavily impacting on the core narrative of Call of Duty this year. But the thing is, it has and always will be war that influences Call of Duty. War. It never changes. “The approach that we’ve been taking with this game… the inspirations don’t come from sci-fi or space in any way,” Infinite Warfare design director Jacob Minkoff Minkoff said to GameSpot, detailing how its humanity and not aliens who are creating the massive threat this year.

The inspirations come from war stories. This is Call of Duty. We are talking about warfare and in this case Infinite Warfare… what we feel is that classically told narratives can take place in any setting. In this case, we have the additional pressure of our setting. Space is an inhospitable environment for humans.

“It’s man vs. man. The truth is that war follows us everywhere,” Minkoff explained, detailing the story and how the characters were meant to be “as relatable as they can be when they’re a T-1 operator,”  because pressure makes “interesting things happen,” when you’re a human.

We feel like this is going to give you the trademark Call of Duty feeling no matter what setting we’re in. And fundamentally there is never fatigue for a good story well told, no matter what the genre.

The PlayStation 4 gets all the DLC exclusivity again, now that the Xbox honeymoon is over. While Activision won’t have a dedicated showfloor presence at E3 this year, expect to see more of Infinite Warfare at Sony’s Pre-E3 press conference next month.

Last Updated: May 3, 2016

65 Comments

  1. I won’t be killing anything in CoD because:

    1) It’s CoD
    2) You want more? Ok. That price tag is worth 6 months upfront payment for Humble Monthly. That’s 36 games worth. 36. Let that sink in.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 3, 2016 at 14:37

      • Pariah

        May 3, 2016 at 14:40

        Funny story – I’m eating Lay’s at the moment, so if I was Asian I’d have looked exactly like that.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 3, 2016 at 14:43

          LOL!

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 3, 2016 at 14:58

      And we’ll find out what’s in the box on Fri evening at 7pm. Much anticipation!

      Reply

      • Pariah

        May 3, 2016 at 15:01

        Can’t wait! It’s the same feeling I get every month, excitement.

        Also Mad Max is rather fun, have to say.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 3, 2016 at 15:05

          Yeah I’ve been enjoying it, I’ll probably finish it this coming weekend. Cleared out all the main areas, just a few loot locations in the Buzzard territory left & then I can finish the main quest.

          Reply

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:14

            I’m only a few hours in, but already working on clearing Jeet’s territory, nearly there. Then moving on to that other geezer, probs clearing all that before I carry on the main story. XD

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 3, 2016 at 14:36

    When will the new COD be released? Just want to know for how long I’ll have to tune out its slow dribble of uninteresting data.

    It’s kinda like when we listened to KFM in the office & Michael Buble was coming to town. I couldn’t wait for him to arrive, not because I like him, but because that meant they’d stop playing his songs all day every day as soon as he did.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 3, 2016 at 14:38

      November…..

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 3, 2016 at 14:38

        Fuck.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 3, 2016 at 14:43

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 3, 2016 at 14:52

            YESSSS cast out the filthy Macsesss

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 14:52

            Itsssss no coincidencccce that that looksssss like Abcesssss

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 3, 2016 at 14:59

            See – Geoff agrees.

      • Pariah

        May 3, 2016 at 14:39

        Trevor’s own little horror game. XD

        Reply

  3. Sageville

    May 3, 2016 at 14:52

    Just don’t mention the price…

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    • Pariah

      May 3, 2016 at 14:52

      Too late? XD

      Reply

      • Sageville

        May 3, 2016 at 14:54

        I said don’t, yawl never listen, now look what happens…

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 3, 2016 at 14:54

          I said it way before you got here noob. Early bird and worms and stuff. Although Worms is probably a better game.

          Reply

          • Sageville

            May 3, 2016 at 15:45

            Pffts, my words were differenter than yours!

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:51

            nuh uhhhhhh.

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 3, 2016 at 14:53

      • Pariah

        May 3, 2016 at 14:54

        You can see why he got into comedy. He makes a terrible jock and/or badass. This way at least you expect people to laugh.

        Reply

  4. chimera_85

    May 3, 2016 at 14:54

    Best looking cod trailer I’ve seen in a long time BUT will it still have the same old shitty engine?

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 3, 2016 at 14:55

      CTRL+C
      CTRL+V

      😀

      Reply

      • Pariah

        May 3, 2016 at 14:56

        I take it that’s Activision smiling?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 3, 2016 at 14:56

          No, the Vaseline sales guy…

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 3, 2016 at 14:58

            Activision still affords us that courtesy?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 3, 2016 at 15:00

            $1 of sales goes to Vaseline, smaaaaaaaaaaall tube inside the box, for your….use

  5. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 3, 2016 at 14:59

    “Error pasting alien.model.3dx, cannot apply format to human.model.3dx”?

    Reply

  6. HairyEwok

    May 3, 2016 at 15:01

    I’m not fighting anything period. That price tag is way out of bounds.

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 3, 2016 at 15:02

      I also don’t fight the period, I rejoice, because that means my wife is not pregnant

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 3, 2016 at 15:04

        ROFL!

        Reply

      • HairyEwok

        May 3, 2016 at 15:07

        Never fight the blood monster. Instead have a toast with it and rejoice XD

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 3, 2016 at 15:09

          Is that like a placenta party? O_o

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          • HairyEwok

            May 3, 2016 at 15:45

            That party will have to be in the bathroom then… PP

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 3, 2016 at 15:20

          Thought you meant have it ON toast, and nearly fell off my chair

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 3, 2016 at 15:21

            That’s what I thought while reading it the first time too…

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 3, 2016 at 15:22

            I like tomato sauce with butter on toast though…..too soon?

          • Ottokie

            May 3, 2016 at 15:23

            _________________
            ^this line, I see it.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 3, 2016 at 15:24

            I see it too, yet, totally useless here on Lagz

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 3, 2016 at 15:24

            Rather too soon than too late.

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:24

            #Topical. LOL

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 3, 2016 at 15:25

            Yes, if you pull out too late…..then you have burnt toast

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 3, 2016 at 15:31

            And a huge bill…

          • miaau

            May 3, 2016 at 15:32

            I thought that was how this all started?

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 3, 2016 at 15:33

            No, that was Frank…

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 3, 2016 at 15:25

            Hmmmm, yum yum, as long as it’s smooth and not chunky tomato sauce…

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 3, 2016 at 15:26

            All Gold ftw (although checkers have a no name brand version that I quite like)

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:28

            *vomits

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:24

            There is something wrong with your eyes. Both of you.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 3, 2016 at 15:26

            speedreadingisanartformreservedfortheoneswithbadeyesight… I think…speed typing isn’t…

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:28

            pressingthespacebaristoomucheffort?

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 3, 2016 at 15:30

            yesitisandidontcareaboutsyntaxerrors exclamationmark exclamationmark

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:30

            punctuationiskingsofuckyoupeasantwaitthatmeansimonetooshit

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 3, 2016 at 15:32

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:34

            NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • HairyEwok

            May 3, 2016 at 15:44

            That would be a big no no from my side, then again you get some odd people in the world so I cannot judge if there’s a person that wants that on toast XD

          • Pariah

            May 3, 2016 at 15:51

            Scientology.

      • Pariah

        May 3, 2016 at 15:12

        Comment of the 4th week, right here!

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 3, 2016 at 15:04

      The first fight you’ll see is kids fighting their parents to buy the game

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      • HairyEwok

        May 3, 2016 at 15:06

        I feel sorry for the parents… That’s $80 for a game WITHOUT the season pass… Looks like another Battlefront price tag creeping up to ruin parents credit cards.

        Reply

  7. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 3, 2016 at 15:13

    So wait, wait… “It’s war, but like out there man…”
    “In Space!? With ALIENS!?”
    “No, no, just like, you know, humans man…” Takes deep drag of *insert whatever drug it could be here*
    “Like we take the rail shooter, in it’s 2d format, and we like…”*another drag*”…put it in space, with like stars, you know, in the background…”
    “But no aliens?”
    “Yeah man, don’t think that far…”

    Reply

  8. WitWolfy

    May 4, 2016 at 08:11

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