During the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare livestream reveal, Infinity Ward confirms that Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer will feature maps set on planets other than Earth.
While the curtain has finally been pulled back on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, there’s still a lot of details we don’t know about the upcoming game. In fact, Infinity Ward has yet to show anything substantial in regards to the game’s multiplayer, which is arguably the most important ingredient to any Call of Duty release. While we wait to see actual gameplay footage of the multiplayer mode in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Infinity Ward has at least shared one important detail about it: for the first time in series history, there will be maps set on planets other than Earth.
This news came during the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare livestream reveal, wherein Infinity Ward developers mentioned as much. However, only one specific example was given during the livestream of a multiplayer map not set on Earth, and that map will take place on a space station, not another planet.
Even though Infinity Ward isn’t ready to talk about the location of some of Infinite Warfare‘s otherworldly multiplayer maps just yet, some clues can be garnered from the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer. In the trailer, it appears as though players travel to locations such as Mars and one of Jupiter’s moons, and since Call of Duty campaign levels are often translated to multiplayer maps, it seems like a safe bet that Infinite Warfare‘s multiplayer will take players to those celestial bodies.
It remains to be seen how many multiplayer maps will be available at launch, and how many of those maps will be set on Earth. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s DLC schedule looks like it’s going to emulate the DLC plans of its predecessors, so there will probably be even more multiplayer maps added to the mix later on – some of which could also take players away from Earth.
With the campaign and multiplayer both featuring areas not set on Earth, it will be interesting to see if Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s Zombies Mode also sports galaxy-spanning maps. There’s already been a Zombies map set on the moon, so the mode wouldn’t feel too out of place on another planet.
While some fans may disapprove of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s heavy science-fiction elements, there’s no denying that it will allow Infinity Ward to take Call of Duty to locations not possible in previous games in the series. Whether or not this helps the game feel as innovative as Infinity Ward hopes remains to be seen, but we’ll find out this coming November if the gamble pays off.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be available on November 4th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.