As predicted, the new COD trailer is out this week and well, yes, it’s COD–in space!
So why is Destiny in the title? Well if anyone remembers, Black Ops 3 borrowed a lot from Destiny such as finishing supers and its multi-layer campaign mode. Seeing as how this is in space, one can’t help but feel that Activision is changing things up to suit both COD and Destiny audiences. I mean, heck, I’m excited by all this space combat (something Destiny itself lacks). Also the thumbnail taken from the trailer looks like something from Destiny rather than COD.
While little is known at this point it’s safe to assume that the Destiny formula works. Its MMO-lite properties such as dailies, raids, and (sadly) grinding have made players login constantly for rewards and drops. Furthermore Black Ops 3 was more less hinting at this trend with lobby like mission rooms where players meet up before starting.
But is this what fans really want? Another Destiny clone (which already took elements from COD)? Comments on YouTube and popular gaming blogs have criticized Activision for making the brand look too futuristic. Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare in particular were scrutinized over the idea of using double jumps and exo-suits power ups. They want things more traditional. Maybe this is why they decided to bundle the game with a remastering of the classic Modern Warfare? Makes sense to me.
Either way I would like to see how this goes. I for one I’m excited by this idea and if done right can finally shift Call of Duty to something different even if does feel familiar.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare launches world wide on November 4th for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.