Activision is on super damage control. They’ve been working really hard to win back the trust and favor of a gaming community who have basically given up on them and decided to scour the greener but scorched pastures of Battlefield 1. Their latest cinematic gives gamers a look at the close-up shots and the quality of the facial and performance capture that Infinity Ward employed for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
The trailer was one of many that aired during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, where press, fans and brand publishers met to converge on a giant information orgy of nerdom. One of the trailers let loose over the weekend was a near three minute clip of Brian Bloom in the role of Nick Reyes, the lead protagonist for the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. You can see the cinematic in action below courtesy of IZUNIY.
The clip isn’t much, just some banter about one of the previous captains biting the dust while Reyes gets a rather unceremonious promotion to taking control of the Retribution, one of the few ramaining space carriers protecting Earth.
The game sort of takes on a Space Battleship Yamato vibe with the Retribution and the Tigres being the last remaining ships to save and protect the planet while Earth’s military rebuilds its fleet.
The main bad guy will be played by Kit Harington – which is all over the news like Hepatitis C is all over Kid Rock – who is named Admiral Salen Koch. It’s going to be one of those names where you’re going to have to work hard not to say it around your family less your tongue slip and you call him Admiral Slip-In-Cock.
As far as the animations and graphics are concerned, the game looks okay. It’s not quite as smooth or captivating as Uncharted 4, and it’s certainly not as grim-ridden and stark as Battlefield 1. Even still, if you’re fine with the same old, same old that you’ve come to expect from Call of Duty, the game appears to bring that kind of sameness in spades.
If you don’t mind spending $60 on a weekend in a sci-fi paradise of FPS mediocrity, feel free to keep a very close eye on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as it preps for a November 4th launch for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Need more info? Feel free to hit up the official website.