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What do you do when you’ve waged war on pretty much every continent on Earth? You boldly go where no man has fought before: outer space.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the newest instalment in the $ 10 billion action game franchise, will be shooting for the stars (or at least other planets in our solar system) when it lands on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PCs on Nov. 4.
Announced Monday by development studio Infinity Ward and publisher Activision, Infinite Warfare will have soldiers fighting on a war-torn Earth, stripped of its natural resources, as well as piloting spaceships and voyaging to colonies on other planets.
While recent Call of Duty games have flirted with futuristic combat – including 2014’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III, set in the 2050s and 2060s, respectively – Infinite Warfare looks to be pulling a Buzz Lightyear and going full sci-fi. The game’s slick, cinematic trailer features glimpses of space dogfights, zero-gravity gun battles, lumbering mechs and what appears to be an outpost on a moon of Saturn, all set to a cover of the late David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
Released in 2003, the original Call of Duty and its first handful of sequels were set during key battles in the Second World War. With 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the franchise jumped ahead to the contemporary era, with later games and spinoff series zipping even further into the future. Activision said a remastered, high-definition version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will be included with the pricier collector’s editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.