Infinite Warfare, the 13th primary installment in the long-running (yet uber successful) Call of Duty franchise, has received its fair share of criticism since its reveal in May.
Much of what has flustered critics is Activision’s insistence on pushing the gameplay further and further into the future. Last year’s game, Black Ops III, was set in 2065 with Infinite Warfare presumably taking place many years later considering its plot involves a struggle for control of the solar system.
This, in turn, has led to many people comparing the game to other futuristic shooters like Halo. Fan have also been vocal about expressing their displeasure as the reveal trailer for Infinite Warfare is currently the second most disliked video on YouTube with more than 3.1 million thumbs-downs since being published on May 2, 2016 (for those curious, Justin Bieber’s video for Baby is the most disliked video of all-time, having registered more than 6.5 million dislikes since early 2010).
It didn’t help matters that EA’s next Battlefield game is going back to its WWI roots.
Nevertheless, Activision has stood by its decision in the wake of all the negativity and may slowly be winning over some fans. To that end, the company recently published a gameplay trailer that more or less showcases Infinite Warfare’s first campaign mission. As you’ll see, it starts off with true boots-on-the-ground gameplay but within just 10 minutes, the action moves to low orbit.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare arrives on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on November 4.