After a solid week of rumours, reports and leaks, Activision has at last officially announced this year's Call of Duty title. Developed by Infinity Ward, the game is called Infinite Warfare and will be released worldwide on 4 November for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
As expected a remastered version of 2007 classic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has also been announced. Developed alongside the new game, the remaster will be packaged with Infinite Warfare in the game's "Legacy Edition". It's not yet clear if the game will also be released as a standalone product but the trailer's small print does say it is a "full game download".
Infinite Warfare was revealed with a trailer (embedded below) confirming that the series' will continue to press on into science fiction territory, this time with some levels taking place in space and, it seems, on other planets. The second half of the trailer is set to a cover for David Bowie classic Space Oddity as we see a fair amount of gameplay.
The end of the trailer shows off the first footage from the Modern Warfare remaster and confirms that it will come with the classic game's single player campaign and 10 multiplayer maps.
Developers Infinity Ward created the series and were responsible for Modern Warfare – which took the franchise in a new direction and set it up for years of success. The remaster is being developed by Raven however, with Infinity Ward's input.
Everything that's been revealed officially had been leaked last week through various aspects of marketing that broke cover. Even the announcement trailer leaked earlier today (2 May) on Hulu. While not exactly ideal for publisher Activision, they're unlikely to care given the enormity of the franchise and its continuing success.
In January Activision revealed that the franchise – which began in 2002 – has to date sold over 250 million copies worldwide, following last year's enormously popular Black Ops 3.