CALL OF DUTY 2016 TITLE IS INFINITE WARFARE; COMES WITH REMASTERED MW (RUMORS)

The Internet has been buzzing like crazy the past couple of days due to what appears to be potential leaked information regarding the new Call of Duty that will inevitably be released later this year. The first leak came from the PlayStation Store itself where a new CoD game titled ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ was listed and then quickly taken down afterward.

Now we have promotional poster images that allude to the fact that this information could very well be true. The image that was leaked shows the title of the game, concept art work, and a few other details. One of the major takeaways is that the game will supposedly come with a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Image Source: CharlieIntel.com

There has also been talk about an official reveal that could happen as early as Tuesday, May 3rd. There’s no official confirmation from Activision or Infinity Ward at this time regarding a reveal date, the title, or any other details of the new CoD game. So, we must still take all of this with a grain of salt as it could just be well-made fakes.

Nevertheless, the evidence is mounting that Call of Duty 2016 will indeed be called Infinite Warfare. Whether or not the additional details that have surfaced recently are true are yet to be seen. We’ll keep you updated on any future developments of this story.

Call of Duty in Space? Reports Say It’s Happening This Year

All kinds of rumors have been circulating around the Internet in regards to the upcoming Call of Duty title that will inevitably release in November of 2016. The one that popped up in the past couple of days, however, is particularly interesting. According to a few different sources (supposedly reliable ones), this year’s CoD game will be taking players into space.

The reports claim that the new game is set quite far into the future and will feature space combat. Considering we’ve seen everything from robots and laser weapons to exoskeletons and super weapons… it really wouldn’t surprise us if Infinity Ward took us even further into the future or to the Moon or Mars for that matter.

Call of Duty in Space
Previous title, Call of Duty Ghosts, opened up in a space setting.

If this is true, though, this will completely transition the series into a science-fiction shooter category. They’ve slowly been building up to that, anyway, but going this far into the future and taking battles into deep space will definitely seal the deal.

Many gamers have been dreading the gradual progression of Call of Duty with some even stating that if they don’t take a sharp turn back into the past – they’ll ditch the FPS altogether. Whether or not that’ll actually happen has yet to be seen. Considering sales for Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3 have still been very impressive – it sure doesn’t seem like the gaming community is giving up on CoD just yet.

Then again, there are other shooters releasing this year that have a real shot at eating away at the Call of Duty fan-base. Overwatch from Blizzard in particular seems to be a real threat. In addition to that, a similar title called Battleborn has a chance to secure a foothold in the shooter category, too.

So, this year could make or break the Call of Duty franchise. Chances are, though, it’ll still stay atop the category, dominating all other FPS titles.

As with all of these rumors, though, it’s probably best to take this information about Call of Duty going to space with a grain of salt. There’s not been any official confirmation of even the name of the game just yet. More details about the 2016 Call of Duty title will likely emerge directly from Infinity Ward or Activision later in the year.

The new game will more than likely be released in November and be available on the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 platforms. We fully expect the series to drop the Xbox 360 and PS3 this year.

MW1 and MW2 to Come with 2016 Call of Duty Game

Rumors and theories tend to run rampant in the months prior to an official announcement of the next Call of Duty game every single year. That much is true for 2016 as well. Unnamed sources are claiming that whatever the new CoD title will be this year that it will be coming with backwards compatible versions of Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 as preorder bonuses.

Modern Warfare 2

This doesn’t seem to be too much of a stretch considering copies of Black Ops 3 came with a bonus download of BO1. The only thing that’s throwing us off, however, is that many outlets are reporting that this deal will only be applicable to Xbox One copies of the new title.

This seems very, very unlikely when taking into consideration the fact that the Call of Duty franchise is now tightly interwoven with Playstation. It’s very difficult to believe that Sony would allow a franchise they’re partnered with to give Microsoft customers a bonus that the PS4 crowd wouldn’t receive.

Then again, the source could be incorrect and the MW1 and MW2 downloads may become available for both Xbox One and Playstation 4 players. That would be the most likely scenario if this rumor even has any truth behind it.

It’s important to remember to take all of these rumors with a grain of salt. We still have no idea what Infinity Ward will be bringing to the table this November. We’ve heard just about everything when it comes to theories. Some seem convinced that Ghosts 2 is confirmed as the next game while others say they expect to see Modern Warfare 4 (which would make more sense if this preorder bonus rumor is accurate) or even a completely new IP (Bloodlines).

Just keep in mind that we have had absolutely no confirmation of anything aside from the fact that Infinity Ward is the developer behind the 2016 CoD. Official announcements tend to come a bit later in the year. We fully expect to hear official word sometime in May or June about the upcoming installment for the series.

Call of Duty 2016 Titled ‘Bloodlines’, Heading to Nintendo NX (RUMORS)

According to unnamed sources and a few rather obscure websites, information has been leaked regarding the inevitable Call of Duty game that will likely be released in November of 2016.

These sources claim that the name of the new game, being developed by Infinity Ward, is ‘Bloodlines’. The same individuals laying claim to this also state that Activision plans to have the game available on the Nintendo NX.

Call of Duty Bloodlines

It’s extremely difficult to determine the validity of these statements since we haven’t seen any official details come from Activision or Infinity Ward at this time. These rumors are, at this time, rather doubtful. First off, there has been no official indication that Nintendo plans to release their next console this year. Plenty of sites say that it’s due out in late 2016, but that’s purely speculative.

Secondly, the sources that have been making these claims are largely unknown and, to put it bluntly, not very trustworthy. They could very well be “insiders” with spot-on info, but we can’t say that with certainty.

Hopefully we’ll see either Activision or Infinity Ward pop up to either confirm or deny these rumors. With it being so early in the year, though, they remain silent for a few more months. The 2016 Call of Duty game is supposed to be shown at E3 in June so we may have to wait until then to hear ANYTHING about it.

Nightly Show Says Cops Act Like They’re Playing Call of Duty

In the most recent episode of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, host, Larry Wilmore, takes a stab at the recent behavior of cops, asking if they believe they’re playing a video game like Call of Duty while on the job.

Here’s the video clip:

 

 

Wilmore is citing the recent militiarized state of local police forces which are now using advanced weaponry, armored vehicles, grenade launchers, and a host of other military-grade pieces of equipment against every day citizens. Obviously the statements made are supposed to be humorous, but at the same time they take deep cuts at how police are being overly empowered and putting the public at risk.

The Call of Duty reference is meant to play on the fact that cops are being armed to the teeth and, in some cases, seem to be going into situations with a shoot-first, ask questions later mentality.

Call of Duty 2016: Will it Be MW4, Ghosts 2, or a New Series?

It’s that time of year again – the time for speculation. We all know that a new CoD title will inevitably be released come this November. What we don’t know, however, is if the Call of Duty 2016 game will be Modern Warfare 4, Ghosts 2, or perhaps a brand new series.

While it hasn’t been officially announced, we do know that it is Infinity Ward’s year to release a title. This is based on the fact that the studios working on CoD games are now on a three-year cycle. Sledgehammer Games launched Advanced Warfare in 2014, Treyarch gave us Black Ops 3 just last year, and now we’re anxiously awaiting news about what will be IW’s newest venture.

Call of Duty 2016

Will they continue the ever-popular Modern Warfare series with a 4th installment? It’s a definite possibility. Are they working on Ghosts 2? Considering a large portion of gaming community wasn’t impressed with it and the sales were far from amazing, we get the feeling this option is out the window by now.

The only other plausible theory is that Infinity Ward may release an entirely new series. This isn’t that absurd to think, either. After all, while the Modern Warfare series was definitely a winner, it did lose some prestige with MW3. Plus, the series has been running for nearly a decade. One can only assume the developers may want to move forward and do something different.

Whatever Infinity Ward is working, it’s bound to be a fairly impressive game. They’ve been hiring a lot of big talent including previous employees of Naughty Dog and individuals that worked on the reboots of the Tomb Raider franchise. That alone tells us they’re looking to go big with their next Call of Duty title.

TmarTn, a popular YouTube personality that produces CoD content regularly, gave his thoughts on the possibilities of a 2016 CoD title in a recent video:

Where do you think the next title will take us? Back in time? Even further into the future? Will there be exo suits or enhanced movements of any kind? Would you want to see specialists or a similar system return? Do you want supply drops to be in the game?

 

Drop your opinions and theories in the comments below!

Treyarch Confirms Gun Game for Black Ops 3

In an interview with EBgames-Australia posted on Facebook, David Vonderharr, the Studio Design Director for Treyarch, has confirmed the existence of the Gun Game mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This was a popular “party game” mode that was featured in both Black Ops 1 and 2.

Treyarch Q&A

According to Vonderharr, Gun Game is the first mode available under what they’re calling the “Bonus” playlist. This was confirmed after a question regarding a one-shot game mode was asked by a player for the interview.

Below is a screenshot of the question that was asked as well as the exact answer Vonderhaar supplied.

Black Ops 3 Gun Game Confirmed

 

Source: [EBgames Australia Facebook]

Nuk3town DLC Map Won’t Be Available for Last-Gen Consoles

Activision and Treyarch have dropped yet another bomb on last-generation console players in the form of an advertisement. The ad, which promotes the Nuk3town DLC map as a pre-order bonus, clearly stated that the bonus only applies to the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC platforms.

Black Ops 3 Nuk3town

At the very bottom of the ad, in fine print, is this line:

“NUK3TOWN DLC Bonus Map not offered on Xbox 360 or PS3”

This seems to allude to the fact that the map will not be seen on last-gen platforms at all. Then again, another part of the fine print does say “Actual platform availability subject to change.” Perhaps the map will possibly be available for download on the 360 and Playstation 3 at a later date. But, as for now, it looks like Nuk3town definitely won’t be available to last-gen console gamers on launch.

New Story Trailer Released for Black Ops 3

Treyarch has blessed us once again with a new trailer for their upcoming title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This one is a little under 3 minutes and gives players a quick glimpse into what the campaign mode’s story-line will be like.

 

In the trailer you meet a few of the characters, get a little background information, and see that the world is, well, going to h-e-double hockey sticks. It doesn’t reveal a whole lot, however.

Here’s the description that the developers provided:

Black Ops III engrosses players in a dark and gritty future, where a new breed of Black Ops soldier has emerged, and the lines between humanity and military technology have been blurred. You must navigate the hot spots of a new Cold War to find your missing brothers. While much has changed, one thing remains the same: everything you know may be wrong. How far down the rabbit hole are you willing to go to uncover the disturbing truth?

Black Ops 3 launches on November 6th for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PC. Unfortunately, though, gamers on the X360 and PS3 consoles won’t get to play the campaign as it has been cut out of last-gen versions of the game.

Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Will Not Have Riot Shields

David Vonderhaar, one of the most vocal and social members of the Treyarch development team, has stated via Twitter that players will not be able to use riot shields in multiplayer game modes in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

 

This is bad news for all the campers and troll artists out there, but awesome news for….well… pretty much everyone else. Shields have always been quite controversial ever since their implementation in Black Ops 2. Most players that used them either perched up in a tight room, planted their shield, and camped with a light machine gun or used the shield to block incoming damage and, at the right moment, quickly swap to a tomahawk or C4 to eliminate opponents.

Black Ops 2 Riot Shield

Riot shield players were often somewhat easy to counter, though, to be fair. A well-placed, cooked grenade or an accurately thrown C4 could easily wipe them out. Plus, many were incapable of dodging a simple dodge and knife maneuver.

Vonderhaar didn’t go into details as to why riot shields were taken out of multiplayer. His short response of “Not in MP” alludes to the fact that shields will still be present in the campaign (a feature Xbox 360 and PS3 players won’t get to experience), though.

While there will undoubtedly be some players that will be saddened by this news, most gamers will be thrilled to hear that the multiplayer experience won’t be ruined by shield campers.

Black Ops 3 Will Not Have a Classic-Style Playlist

One Call of Duty player took to Twitter to ask David Vonderhaar, the studio design director for Treyarch, about game modes in Black Ops 3. He simply asked if there would be a playlist that gave players the opportunity to play matches without the new movements. A fair question as the previous installment of the series, Advanced Warfare, featured a mode with a more classic play-style where players didn’t have access to advanced jumps and boosts.

 

Vonderhaar replied stating that no such mode would be available in BO3. This may be disappointing to some but, it’s also important to realize that the new movement mechanics in Black Ops 3 are vastly different from those seen in Advanced Warfare.

Players are more than capable of performing extremely well without having to make use of the boost jumps, wall-running, or other new movement abilities. In fact, many players believe that wall runs and other related maneuvers actually leave you more vulnerable to enemy fire.

Last-Gen Versions of Black Ops 3 Limited in Features

It was recently announced by Treyarch that last-generation versions of their upcoming game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, will be lacking certain features. According to the developers, gamers on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles won’t have access to the campaign mode, the Weapon Paint Shop feature, or any features related to eSports.

Black Ops 3 Last Gen

The PS3 and X360 ports of the game will, however, include multiplayer and the zombies mode. The only upside to this is the fact that last-gen players will be able to purchase the game for $49.99 compared to the $59.99 standard price tag on most new games.

Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC will include the entire campaign, multiplayer experience, zombies, and more. This current-gen version will retail for $59.99 for the standard copy and will be available on November 6th, 2015.

Source: [IGN]