Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Actor Says “It’s So Much Fun to Play”

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is just a few months away, and one of its actors had quite positive things to say about the game.

During a recent interview with DualShockers, actor John Marshall Jones, whom you may remember seeing a couple of times as a guest star on Criminal Minds and The Mentalist, gave positive comments regarding Infinity Ward’s upcoming instalment in the Call of Duty franchise. He said that even if the game’s setting seems to be set very far into the future, “the game itself is still the traditional Call of Duty, very heavily first-person shooter experience.”

“Admiral Raines is the highest ranking officer in the game, but he’s not the highest ranking officer in the Navy and Air Forces that you’re fighting with. He’s actually taking orders from the higher ups and then having to justify those orders to Captain Reyes, who the gamer plays through. And Raines doesn’t, in his heart, believe in these orders: Raines wants to go out and engage in the fight, but the higher-ups want him to stand down, basically. But Raines is really good friends with Reyes: he’s also kind of a mentor to him as well. So conversations that they have aren’t just about missions and orders, but some are about growing into the role of leadership. And so, Raines is kind of a mentor, and also he’s also a guide throughout the game, so you’re getting your missions from him but he’s also kind of there to make sure that you’re making the moral choices and understanding the moral choices that you have to make in order to make it through this game.

The game itself is still the traditional Call of Duty, very heavily first-person shooter experience, but it also has added this sort of movie element to it, where you have characters that you have a relationship with, and at some points you have to make decisions of whether those characters get to live or die. And you really FEEL it when you have to let go of someone that you’ve been on a mission with: and they look like real people! You feel like you’re having a real relationship with this person — it’s kind of trippy.”

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare releases on November 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.