This year’s Call of Duty title will be the first Call of Duty that extends beyond Earth. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare takes players to space in its new story, and Infinity Ward talked about the inspiration for this in a new interview with GameSpot.
The story’s inspiration is not sci-fi, according to Design Director Jacob Minkoff, rather, its from other war stories.
“The approach that we’ve been taking with this game… the inspirations don’t come from sci-fi or space in any way,” Minkoff said. “The inspirations come from war stories. This is Call of Duty. We are talking about warfare and in this case Infinite Warfare… what we feel is that classically told narratives can take place in any setting.”
Minkoff stated that when human beings are placed under pressure “interesting things happen.” But he also clarified and re-stated that there are no aliens in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. It’s all man vs. man.
“It’s man vs. man. The truth is that war follows us everywhere,” he said. “We feel like this is going to give you the trademark Call of Duty feeling no matter what setting we’re in. And fundamentally there is never fatigue for a good story well told, no matter what the genre.”