The New 'Call of Duty' Is in Outer Space

Monday, 02 May 2016 - 8:33PM
Monday, 02 May 2016 - 8:33PM
The New 'Call of Duty' Is in Outer Space
While Call of Duty has grown into one of the most popular, if not the most popular, video game franchises over the past decade, sci-fi gamers have largely been left out of the fun due to the game's grounded, realistic depiction of war. Well those days are over, because the trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare just dropped, and it looks a lot more like the Battle of Yavin than the Battle of the Bulge. 

The first minute-and-a-half or so of the trailer looks like pretty standard Call of Duty fare, but then it literally blasts off, and before you know it, they're in outer space having Star Wars-style dogfights. There's even a view from some far-off planet and a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to really sell the whole science fiction feel.

The plot of the game (which takes place in the future, obviously) focuses on the United Nations Space Alliance, a group of nations that work together to colonize other planets. The villains are a renegade group of humans who oppose that philosophy and call themselves the Settlement Defense Front. So it's kind of like Avatar, but there are no aliens (that we know of) and the colonizers are the good guys. OK, so it's nothing like Avatar, but it looks pretty cool.

The game goes for sale on November 4 of this year.



Via: Collider.
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