‘Call Of Duty’ Infinite Warfare News & Update: Call Of Duty Is Still Leading, Not Following

By Ralphy Bonn Sim , Updated Dec 02, 2016 11:05 AM EST
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It feels a little odd that Call of Duty has been around long enough to earn its own "Legacy Edition," but those who plunked down the $80 entry free earlier in November were welcomed with a copy of the brand new "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" bundled with Modern Warfare Remastered an updated, beautified version of 2007's legendary "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare."

Usually a "legacy edition" would imply a return to the roots of a franchise, but the earliest Call of Duty games are effectively scrubbed from history. For all intents and purposes, the industry's biggest franchise begins with "British Special Forces" officer on that sinking battleship somewhere near the Bering Strait.

"Call of Duty" is still pretty healthy. The series can claim a number of successes since "Modern Warfare" up to "Modern Warfare 2," "Black Ops 2," and "Advanced Warfare." But it's safe to say that public opinion hasn't been kind to the franchise this year.

Last November, "Infinity Ward" released "Infinite Warfare," the ninth "Call of Duty" game since "Modern Warfare," which takes the formula to outer-space with wall-runs, double-jumps, and robots with built-in automatic machine guns. You may be reminded of "Titanfall," another shooter that toyed with acrobatic player movement and one that was created by much of "Call of Duty" original developer team. It's clearer than ever in 2016 that "Call of Duty" is now following and not leading.

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" Premastered sits right in the middle. It's one of the greatest games of all time, but it's still a year away from being a decade old. Though "Infinity Ward" could've easily waited a year to reintroduce the game on a proper round, but it didn't make any sense.

"Modern Warfare" Remastered not only helped sell copies of Infinite Warfare, but it also serves as a kind of mea culpa for the fans that don't quite love the direction the franchise has taken, as stated by SteamPower.

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