Air and Space Combat Are A “Key Aspect” of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Campaign

May 2, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Briefly touching on the single-player campaign of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in the original announcement, Activision and Infinity Ward offered up a full overview afterwards, saying you’ll be taken to a “bold new world with a character-driven campaign that will span Earth and beyond our atmosphere.”

Set within a “plausible future setting,” you play as Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot who takes charge of the Retribution, one of Earth’s final warships. He leads the remaining coalition forces against the Settlement Defense Front (The Front), a group of insurgents that broke away from the United Nations Space Alliance years ago during a war of secession.

The description adds:

In the world of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, our planet has been stripped of its natural assets through population growth and industrial expansion. The people of Earth now rely upon colonies throughout the solar system to mine planets and asteroids for necessary fuel and other resources. The Front is a fascist power, comprised of brutal and militant radicals, toughened by the extreme conditions of off-world environments. They seek to control those outposts and their wealth, putting a stranglehold on the countries of Earth. After years of uneasy stalemate, diplomatic relations are strained and it will take only the slightest nudge to tip the entire solar system into war.

Throughout the campaign, the Retribution will be a key character that acts as a central hub between missions and during travel to various locations. It can be explored and will evolve as the story progresses, and it’s where you can launch story missions or raids on enemy ships.

For the first time in Call of Duty history, “air and space combat are a key aspect of the campaign,” letting you pilot the Jackal, an advanced space combat ready jet-fighter throughout. “What’s more, the experience has been designed to be seamless as you transition from fighting on the ground, into ships, and to and from the Retribution with few visible loading times,” they add.

Infinite Warfare releases on November 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

What do you think of the campaign so far?

[Source: Activision Blog]