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GameInformer talks with Infinity Ward developers in their latest podcast

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GameInformer hosted a podcast with Infinity Ward’s Studio Art Director Brian Horton and Design Director Jacob Minkoff. They were asked questions from the community, and they answered many of them.

Side note: there’s no multiplayer details in the podcast. MP details are coming Sept. 2 at Call of Duty XP.

Here’s a summary of some of the details they talked about:

  • You get to chose which missions you want to do in Infinite Warfare, including many side missions.
  • Infinite Warfare features missions on Titan, the moon of Saturn. The game features a mission on Titan. Also mission on an asteroid. As previously noted, the sun plays an effect on that mission.
  • Game stays within our solar system.
  • “It’s not just about the theme of going to space. It’s the fundamental gameplay things we can do.” – Minkoff
  • Majority of the flights you make are dangerous — it’s cutting edge technology.
  • “It’s still Call of Duty. Still feels like something you can relate too.” – Horton
  • Retribution ship takes damage during first mission of the game. This ship is repaired over the course of the game, but still takes more damage throughout the campaign. Traveling through the solar system will bring dangers — engine failures, radiation issues, and more.
  • “Real fundamental gameplay damage.” – Minkoff
  • There are no aliens in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. “Looking at making a plausible future.” – Minkoff
  • SDF is a “brutal” military group; already left Earth over 30 years before Infinite Warfare’s start.
  • The character you play, Reyes, will talk throughout the story. “The story that we’re telling is about what it takes to be the Commander of a military force. He needed a voice.” – Minkoff
  • “Call of Duty is basically it’s own genre now. Each of the three studios have their own flavor.” – Minkoff
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a new story, separate from Call of Duty: Ghosts.
  • “We are all really inspired by Modern Warfare. I am positive that you will see the DNA of Modern Warfare in our campaign.” – Minkoff
  •  The game is really hardcore, authentic military in space.
  • Jackal is NOT on the rails. Once it’s time to engage in zero-g battles, it a little more scripted to get out of the Jackal. But it’s full control again once you are fighting in the battle.
  • They have not finalized the full progression system in campaign yet, but they are working on adding in cool unlocks for those who complete all the side missions in the campaign.
  • Infinite Warfare’s movement system is “very much in line” with Black Ops 3’s movement system.
  • More on the movement system here.
  • “Will the mechs will playable vehicles?” “Spoilers…” – Minkoff
  • Horton has said that they have been reading the forums regarding feedback.
  • “You make a game you believe in. We work on games for…years. To get you through development without telling anyone, you have to have a strong passion for it. When you release your first reveal…you still have the same passion for it that has been driving you for years…so yeah, everyone sees stuff, but you still have that passion.” – Minkoff
  • “We have a big passionate fan base.” – Horton

You can watch the entire podcast on YouTube here:

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Estimated total number of players on PlayStation 4 for each Call of Duty title since 2013

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Last week, Sony launched the PS4 My Life campaign which allows PlayStation 4 players to see some of their stats. Statistics include overall play-time, top 3 most-played games, rarest trophy, and more.

The rarest trophy statistic provides the exact number of players who earned said trophy. Using this data, Redditor /u/Kalinine has created a report on /r/CallofDuty estimating the total number of players each Call of Duty title since 2013 received on PlayStation 4.

It’s important to note that these are simply rough estimations – Activision has not confirmed these numbers.

Black Ops 4’s numbers will appear significantly low due to releasing only 2 months ago. The influx of players from Christmas also have yet to arrive.

via /u/Kalinine | /r/CallofDuty

In order of highest player count to lowest…

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – 54.7M
  2. Call of Duty: WWII – 25.5M
  3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 21.3M
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – 18.4M
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 13.2M
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – 10.6M
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – 9.8M

Black Ops III’s player count is incredibly high, likely to it being available for free to all PlayStation Plus members from June 12th to July 11th, 2018.

While this is a rough idea of total player counts, there’s still many variables which contribute to its inaccuracy.

  • It’s assumed that the numbers are global, however this cannot be confirmed.
  • It’s not known whether these numbers are players who launched the titles or simply had them installed.
  • According to Redditors, the numbers span only from November 20th to December 4th, 2018.
  • The author of the report did not include Trophies with a percentage lower than 0.5% to reduce inaccuracy.

What are your thoughts on these numbers? While it may seem worrying to see Black Ops 4’s numbers low, it’s important to take into account all of the aforementioned points.

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All Call of Duty titles on sale for Steam Winter and Xbox Countdown sales

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The holidays are here! Steam and Xbox have launched their Winter and Countdown sales respectively. From the original Call of Duty up to Black Ops 4, plenty of Call of Duty titles are on sale on both platforms.

Steam (PC)

Steam’s Winter Sale began December 20th, 2018 and ends January 3rd, 2019 at 10AM PT. All prices are in US Dollar.

It’s important to note that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, is available exclusively on Battle.net for PC and thus is not included.

Xbox One / Xbox 360

Xbox’s Countdown Sale began December 20th, 2018 and ends January 3rd, 2019. All prices are in US Dollar. Xbox Live Gold members also receive up to an additional 10% off.

All of the following Xbox 360 titles are Backwards Compatible on Xbox One.

Do you plan to pick up any of the titles while they’re on-sale?

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Call of Duty Cyber Monday – Receive 40% off WWII, Zombies, Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare items

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Cyber Monday 2018 deals have gone live on the Call of Duty Shop website until Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.

Use code COD40CM on the Call of Duty Shop website for up to 40% off on WWII, Zombies, Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare items (excluding select items).

Here are some of the Items which should be eligible for the promotion, check out all of them at shop.callofduty.com.

WWII Alpha Industries MA-1 Airborne Flight Jacket

$159.95 ($95.97 with code)

MW Flat Brim Snapback Hat

$29.95 ($17.97 with code)

Slasher Tee

$21.95 ($13.17 with code)

At the time of writing it is unknown exactly how many items are applicable to this deal, be sure to verify during checkout.

Do you plan to take advantage of these deals? Let us know your thoughts.

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