CoD: Infinite Warfare Ripped to Shreds in Hilarious Edit
One clever Redditor has removed every adjective from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and the results show the game's true colours.
The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveal trailer has not gone down well with fans. Aside from being generally '...meh?', YouTubers are disliking the trailer at an incredible rate, garnering a few hundred dislikes every minute. A recent finder analysis suggests that the series has been on a trajectory to bomb for quite some time now, and Infinite Warfare might be the one to pull the pin.
Whether the trailer was rushed out to beat the incoming Battlefield 5 announcement to the punch or it's simply the fact that Call of Duty is legitimately running out of steam (some would argue the series ran out steam around eight years ago), the unimaginative pitch as it stands is "Call of Duty In Space".
No one has better exemplified the game's tired and recycled plot than a mystery Redditor who removed every adjective from the Infinite Warfare press release:
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts storytelling in a narrative. Infinity Ward breaks ground by exploring weight and its responsibilities. In a time of adversity, the player, as Captain of their warship, must take command against an enemy. Soldiers are thrust into circumstances that will test their training and reveal their character as they learn to lead and make decisions necessary to achieve victory. The game also introduces environments, weaponry, and abilities to Call of Duty. The campaign- from combat to fighters - occurs as an experience with loading times and delivers franchise moments that fans love.
If you replace every full stop with a drunken hiccup while reading this, it sounds like an intoxicated creative writing grad trying to pitch you their sci-fi novel.
To be fair to Activision, you could do the same with just about any press release and achieve similar results. This example is just particularly funny, as it's a reflection of what the franchise has become.
For those interested, here's the original press release, adjectives and all:
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts storytelling front and center in a rich, immersive narrative. Infinity Ward breaks new ground by exploring the weight of leadership and its responsibilities. In a desperate time of overwhelming adversity, the player, as Captain of their own warship, must take command against a relentless enemy. Experienced soldiers are thrust into extraordinary circumstances that will test their training and reveal their true character as they learn to lead and to make the hard decisions necessary to achieve victory. The game also introduces stunning, never before seen environments, new weaponry, and inventive player abilities to Call of Duty. The entire campaign – from boots-on-ground combat to piloting high speed space-fighters – occurs as a near seamless experience with few visible loading times, and delivers the hallmark, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.