Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are moving in vastly different directions this year, favouring different settings, visuals and gameplay styles in an effort to stand out amongst the number of 2016 first-person shooters. Both poised to offer a truly unique experience with some incredible graphics offering.
Battlefield 1 takes its fans a tour into the past specifically the story of World War 1 while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare takes its community into a futuristic journey where interplanetary travels and futuristic equipment are the highlights of the game.
Here is a look at how the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and the Battlefield 1 compare against each other.
Battlefield 1 vs. Call of Duty : Infinite Warfare
Battlefield 1 is once again developed by DICE, which has helmed all previous games in the franchise, with the exception of 2015’s Hardline. With no change in on the developer front, one can easily deduce that the amount of arge-scale battles and intense, vehicular warfares featured in the earlier versions.
Call of Duty : Infinite Warfare
The Call of Duty franchise rotates a select few developers with different iterations, and this time Infinity Ward has taken the reigns. Last responsible for the underwhelming Call of Duty: Ghosts, the Los Angeles-based studio hopes to win back the love of fans in style.
Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter that emphasises teamwork. The game is set in the period of World War I, and is inspired by historic events. Players can make use of World War I weapons, including bolt-action rifles, automatic and semi-automatic rifles, artillery, flamethrowers, and mustard gas to combat opponents. According to the game’s designer, Daniel Berlin, the campaign mode has larger and more open environments than those in previous instalments in the franchise, with more options and choices in terms of paths to completing levels and how to approach combat.
Battlefield 1’s multiplayer is planned to support up to 64 players. The new squad system allows a group of players to enter and leave game servers together. According to Berlin, playing without joining a squad would make gameplay significantly more difficult. Multiplayer maps are to be based on locations around the world, including Arabia, the Western Front, and the Alps. The game launched with nine maps and six modes, which include Conquest, Domination, Operations, Rush, Team Deathmatch, and War Pigeons, in which players must secure war pigeons and use them to call for an artillery strike.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare introduces a new setting, outer space, new gameplay mechanics, such as zero-gravity environments, are included.Players are equipped with a boost pack, and a grappling hook, which allow players to move in these zero-gravity environments easily. As the game is set in space, players can visit different planets, satellites and asteroids in the solar system. Assuming control of Captain Nick Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot, players will engage in aerial combat with enemies using his transforming fighter, the Jackal. Players gain access to Retribution, a central hub world. In Retribution, players can view their progression, and start main campaign missions, and secondary quests called “Ship Assaults” which gives them cosmetic and customization items, upgrades to the Jackal, as well as new story details.
Infinite Warfare introduces a major overhaul to the class system called the “Combat Rigs”. Similar to the Specialist system in Black Ops III, there will be six rigs in total, including Warfighter, Merc, FTL, Stryker, Phantom and Synaptic. Also, The game also features a cooperative multiplayer Zombies mode, which has its own gameplay mechanics and story, separate from the campaign. The mode is designed to be more accessible to new players, with new features such as sharing points and team buy doors, as well as keeping the core gameplay of the mode intact, such as perks and power-ups.
Battlefield 1 or Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare?
Summing it all up, if gamers are looking for a more realistic first-person shooter Battlefield 1 will be the comparatively better choice considering the fact that the game is set in a more realistic era compared to Infinite Warfare, which even though , will definitely turn out to be an incredible game is set in a more unrealistic and unappealing (To many) setup.