Call of Duty Big News Leaked and Confirmed
The Call of Duty (CoD) franchise has been one of the most popular video game franchises of all time with over 250 million copies of their games sold. The franchise releases a new game every year in early November just in time for Black Friday and other Christmas sales. The games taking place across many of the biggest wars and conflicts of the past century, we have seen settings from World War II in the early games, CoD Black Ops being set in the Cold War, Modern Warfare (MW) in modern times, and the Black Ops 2 and forward are set in the future. The CoD franchise has set the bar for the first-person shooter (fps) genre.
On April 27th a Canadian leaked a retail promotional store image containing details relating to pricing, release date, and a very big announcement for die hard CoD fans. The breakthrough game in the series came in 2007 with the release of Modern Warfare, which brought the franchises gameplay into modern times. With the introduction of new weapons, attachments, perks and score streaks, players were very excited. The leaked store image revealed that when “Legacy Edition” of Infinite Warfare (the next game in the series set to release this November) is purchased, buyers will also receive a remastered copy of Modern Warfare.
The copy of Modern Warfare is just one way that the franchise is advertising and generating some hype for the newest CoD installment. Easter eggs are also being placed in the ever popular Nuketown map, that could be related to the upcoming Infinite Warfare as well; short videos featuring characters from the new game are what give these easter eggs meaning. In one of the released videos, a character is addressing the camera preaching, "know your enemy" and saying, "we will blot out your sky." In the Nuketown map a large futuristic airship appears in the sky off to the side of the map and images on screen around the map are now of the logos and this character in the video. It is this interactive development that gains players and viewers for the franchise.
Call of Duty and developer, Infinity Ward, officially announced Monday morning the details that were leaked in the image and since have posted an Infinite Warfare Official Trailer. The developers say that this CoD game could bring the biggest changes since Modern Warfare… especially with the changes to Modern Warfare!
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