Activision and Infinity Ward have revealed some intense gameplay footage of their upcoming futuristic FPS, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, at Sony's E3 press conference, showing off some stunning graphics and thrilling space combat. Markedly different from any previous COD titles in the series, the latest glimpse of the upcoming shooter features plenty of heavy-duty gameplay, both in zero gravity and inside a spaceship.
"With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the team at Infinity Ward will place players into a universe where humanity's colonisation of the solar system has sparked a new war for power and resources," Activision communications manager Scott Lowe wrote in a blog post. "Alongside the signature style of cinematic moments and infantry-focused combat fans have come to expect, Infinite Warfare's leap into a bold new setting will introduce new gameplay experiences unlike anything they've seen in Call of Duty before."
The nearly eight-minute-long footage of the Ship Assault mission takes players "from the bridge of the Retribution to the cockpit of a Jackal fighter to boarding, fighting their way through, and escaping an enemy warship - all as part of one continuous gameplay loop."
Seamlessly moving from space battles to some more familiar, brutal COD on-foot combat and back, the new trailer has already received praise for its impressive-looking gameplay - a stark difference from Infinite Warfare's announcement trailer that sparked a massive backlash from fans for its setting in space.
Still, there are going to be people who will continue to heap scorn on the game. The new trailer has already received over 14,000 dislikes compared to just over 8,900 likes.
"I'm so conflicted right now," wrote one YouTube commenter. "This game looks great but it STILL isn't what we've been asking for so long now." Another dubbed the game, "Call of Halo: Infinite Star Wars Star Trek edition."
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to release on 4 November for PS4, Xbox One and PC.