After experiencing an E3 2016 demo for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we discover that the forthcoming first-person shooter’s space battles are not on rails.

As seen during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare got its own spotlight during the showcase, with the audience in attendance and at home being privy to a brand new gameplay trailer. Not only did the footage show off some of the shooter’s zero-gravity first-person firefights and different uses for players’ grappling hooks, but more importantly, it also featured a fair amount of space combat in actual ships.

Speaking of which, we got to experience Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s E3 2016 demo which featured the same materials shown from the Sony press conference, as well as a second mission that began in Switzerland. As far as the space combat is concerned, developers described it as an “off rails” sequence, meaning that players would be able to have complete control over the environment without having to worry about being stuck on a linear course that was preordained by game designers.

During our encounter with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s E3 2016 demo, players get attacked by the Settlement Defense Front, which are described as a faction comprised of brutal and militant radicals who seek to control all resources and wealth from outposts throughout the Solar System. After the bombardment, the player fights through the streets, killing robots, and then jumps into a ship and flies around battling freely.


Considering the fact that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare developers have included the feature of off-rails space combat, there are many reasons to believe that the shooter could shake off all of the hate it’s receiving from fans once it releases later this fall. As a matter of fact, there are some who believe that Infinity Ward developers’ decision to move the shooter into outer space is an extremely smart move, giving Infinite Warfare the potential to bring life back to the franchise.

Of course, only time will tell whether or not fans will change their minds and attitudes about the forthcoming Call of Duty game. At any rate, it’s going to be interesting to see whether or not the bundling of Modern Warfare Remastered with Infinite Warfare will help propel its launch sales into the stratosphere.

What do you think about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare offering off-rails space combat? Were you concerned the game would have stuck players on one particular path while fighting in the cosmos? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to release on November 4, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.