The new year for the Call of Duty team is usually about two months earlier than it is for the rest of the world. In early November a new title launches and the community starts a new experience. This is happening right now as Call of Duty fans everywhere are just getting their hands on Infinite Warfare.
Could this year be any bigger? Not only are we launching out on a bold and exciting direction for the franchise with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare but, with help from our good friends at Raven Software, we’re releasing a lovingly, painstakingly remastered version of our studio’s classic game in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. It’s a fantastic year to be a gamer and even better year to be, or become, a Call of Duty player.
A devastating attack on Earth has left the United Nation Space Alliance scattered and bloodied. Lt. Nick Reyes is thrust into a position of command and lives are at stake. Commandeer an assortment of advanced weapons and warships to push back against the opposition in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which launches November 4 on PS4.
I have fond memories of Infinity Ward’s breakout hit Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so earlier this month I stopped by Raven Software in Madison, Wisconsin to check out how progress was coming with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on PS4.
One of the year’s most anticipated multiplayer betas will be available starting today on PS4! We’ve worked with Infinity Ward and Activision to collect the most relevant information for your reading pleasure, below — enjoy the beta, and stay tuned for more Call of Duty news and announcements.
We’ve got a new guy joining us today fresh out of selection. His name’s Soap.
-Gaz, Modern Warfare
That new guy? It’s you. Whether you’re eager to return to the classic action or experience everything for the first time, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on PS4 is an immersive return to what many have called one of the greatest video game campaigns in history.
Almost nine years after its release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s influence continues to reverberate. In many ways, Modern Warfare popularized what we think of as the modern multiplayer shooter: selectable character traits, extensive weapon modifications, and an XP-based ranking system are all widely adopted standards in current multiplayer shooters.
So it was no surprise to see the widespread excitement surrounding the announcement of Modern Warfare Remastered at E3 2016. Remastered is a PS4 upgrade of the classic original game supervised by veteran studio Raven Software, with an emphasis on faithfully translating the 2007 classic into the PS4 generation.
And that experience is going to be quite faithful indeed, if my hands-on experience with Remastered’s multiplayer mode at COD XP was any indication. Before wall running, before Pick 10, before Scorestreaks and Specialists, Modern Warfare built its reputation on tight shooting mechanics and uniquely porous map designs that stood in contrast to many other popular shooters of the day.
Much has been said about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s space-faring single-player campaign, but we haven’t gotten a good look at its multiplayer mode — arguably the bread and butter of any FPS worth its salt — until now.
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