FARMINGDALE,NY — Dozens of gamers gathered at the Farmingdale Gamestop Thursday night to await the midnight release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Activision, the makers of this year’s game, decided to include a remastered version of 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with a copy of every Legacy Edition that was sold.
Despite the fact that Infinite Warfare was headlined in most advertisements, many of the gamers who attended the midnight release were more excited to play Call of Duty 4.
Michael Scheuerer, a 19-year-old Molloy College student, was very excited to play Modern Warfare on the next-generation consoles. “The original Call of Duty games like Modern Warfare were great,” said Scheuerer. “I’m excited to play because of the memories it brings from my childhood.”
“I’m really looking forward to playing Cod 4,” said Rob Siano, a Nassau Community College student and lifelong Call of Duty Fan. “That was the first Call of Duty I ever played and I know it’s going to bring back great memories.”
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was released in Nov. of 2007, and is widely accepted as one of the best video games of that generation.
The legacy edition, which included a remastered version of Modern Warfare, cost gamers an extra $30 per copy.
Fans were also very critical of the approach Call of Duty has taken with their most recent games.
“I, along with probably 95 percent of the Call of Duty community would like to see them go back to the “boots-to-ground” combat.” said Kyle McGuinness, a Nassau Community College student. “That is where Call of Duty started and where I feel it should stay.”
Infinite Warfare is set sometime in the distant future, with most of the gameplay taking place in outer space.
This year’s game has received mixed reviews from most game critics. IGN, a game and entertainment media company, said that Infinite Warfare, “May not stand out in a year that’s been crowded with great shooters, but it still produces that familiar Call of Duty action.”
“The new games are too futuristic and the public doesn’t like it,” said Scheuerer. “Until the makers can listen to the community, sales will keep going down year to year.”