In just a few months, players everywhere will get to experience the future of Call of Duty (literally) with the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and with the shift into a far future setting, we can expect another thrilling experience as mentioned by one of the game’s cast members.
During an interview with actor John Marshall Jones (Rectify, Bosch), we had the chance to talk about his involvement with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and playing one of the game’s highest-ranking officers, Admiral Raines, for a look at both his characters’ role in the game and the experience of playing an action hero.
Specifically, Jones mentioned how so far, the experience of acting and playing a role in Infinite Warfare has been “wild,” adding that after having some hands-on time with the game that “it is so much fun to play. It’s amazing.”
Jones also shared with us a bit more information on his character, Admiral Raines, during the interview and the role that his character will have in relation to the player’s character, Captain Nick Reyes. Jones explained:
“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.”
Our full interview with actor John Marshall Jones will be coming later this week for a more in-depth look at his role in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and a closer look at the behind-the-scenes experience of shooting and acting in the game.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 4th, 2016.