Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Already An Afterthought?

The worst kept secret in recent memory finally got an official unveiling the other day, as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was revealed to be what people call “a thing”. Colour everyone unsurprised about a new Call of Duty game.

Still, what’s interesting about this announcement was the news that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will be bundled with the Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare, and only with the Legacy Edition. It cannot be bought separately, naturally to the ire of many gamers.

But while everyone is too busy either riding a nostalgia hype train to the tune of £80, or abstaining from purchasing the Legacy Edition and venting their frustrations about the fact you can’t buy Modern Warfare on its own, no one seems give two ounces of a damn about Infinite Warfare.

It’s hardly surprising, when you consider that the sales figures for Call of Duty peaked for the release of Modern Warfare 3, and have been on the decline ever since. Just listen to the fans, who are tired of playing the same style of game, year on year. No wonder they want to go back to where it all began.

But maybe Infinity Ward predicted this kind of reaction. Perhaps Infinity Ward decided to use the goodwill of the fans for a classic shooter to drive up the sales of a more recent game. Far be it from a gaming company to do something like that. It’s a cynical outlook, sure, but honestly; why wouldn’t you be allowed to purchase Modern Warfare on its own? It’s a decision that doesn’t seem to make any sense other than as a means of boosting sales figures.

It’s hard to not come to the conclusion that we’re being played into buying a game we don’t care about, but ultimately, we want to know what you think. Do you actually care about Infinite Warfare? Are you just buying the Legacy Edition for a chance to step back into the world of Captain Price and Soap MacTavish, or do you refuse to be manipulated into shelling out the money? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ashley Bates

Full time bearded man of Xbox One UK, and also a Senior Editor. Self-appointed Fighting Game Hype Man, because no one else on site appreciates the art of fisticuffs. Catch me on Twitter @donovan_ryder.

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