Activision confirms that the multiplayer gameplay of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered will be showcased at September's Call of Duty XP event.
Although recent games in the series have not always lived up to fan expectations, the Call of Duty franchise is still one of the kings of multiplayer. With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered arriving later this year, many fans of the shooter series were wondering exactly when more information on the multiplayer sections of the games would become available. Now, Activision has announced that both titles will have all revealed at Call of Duty XP.
This news was revealed via a trailer from Activision that launched on YouTube today. the Call of Duty expo will take place this September at the Forum in Inglewood, California, and will give attendees a vast array of Call of Duty-themed activities to take part in, including the chance to check out the Call of Duty VR experience. Call of Duty XP will also include the Call of Duty World League Championship, where teams will compete for $2 million in prize money.
Perhaps the real draw of the expo, however, is the fact that gamers will have their first chance to truly see new multiplayer gameplay in action. Activision has confirmed that it will showcase the multiplayer gameplay of both Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered at this event, but fans will also be able to try out the multiplayer modes themselves, including the new Zombies mode that is coming to Infinite Warfare. Those interested in finding out more about the event can do so by checking out the announcement trailer below.
Unfortunately, this also suggests that the multiplayer modes of both games are unlikely to be the focus of any events taking place at E3 2016. Activision had already confirmed that the focus would primarily be on the campaign mode of Infinite Warfare, but some had maintained hope that the multiplayer would still play some role in any presentations taking place.
However, Activision certainly needs to win fans over to the game's setting, so perhaps a focus on the campaign could be key. Gamers were less than happy with the game's reveal, with Infinite Warfare's debut trailer getting plenty of hate online. Perhaps allowing a greater look at how the campaign of the next Call of Duty is going to look may soften matters.
That said, there are many that feel Activision and Infinity Ward have already made too many mistakes with this year's iteration of the franchise. The fact that Modern Warfare Remastered is only available through purchase of one of the premium versions of Infinite Warfare has left a bitter taste for many, and there have even been suggestions that Activision is botching the remastered version of the Call of Duty classic. Let's see what E3 - and Call of Duty XP - have in store for fans.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released on November 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with premium editions of the game coming bundled with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.