Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016)
"Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" is set in the distant future, after Earth has been stripped of its natural resources as a result of population growth and industrial expansion, prompting the nations of the world to unite together and form the United Nations Space Alliance (UNSA), a political organization that handles matters related to trade, travel, land claims and all efforts relating to human space colonization.
The residents of Earth rely on colonies established elsewhere in the Solar System in order to mine planets and asteroids for resources. The value of these outposts, however, attracts militant radicals who seek to control them; an action which could place the countries of Earth in a very unfavorable position. In response, the UNSA is defended by the Solar Associated Treaty Organization (SATO), a coordinated military structure that defends Earth and the UNSA's holdings.
However, a new hostile faction emerges, known as the Settlement Defense Front (SDF), which consists of insurgents that broke away from the United Nations Space Alliance, declares war on the UNSA and launches a surprise attack on Geneva, severely weakening SATO's forces on Earth.
A newly-appointed captain of the UNSA Warship Retribution, Commander Nick Reyes (Brian Bloom), is tasked to lead a crew to defeat the Settlement Defense Front on Earth, as well as journey to outer space and across other planets in the system using space-based fighter craft, referred to as Jackals, to stop the Front from taking over the entire Solar System.
Did You Know? Upon release of the initial trailer, "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" was heavily criticized by the community for being too futuristic. The consensus held was that this had resulted from fatigue, as a number of recent consecutive games in the franchise had been set in future settings and narratives. Despite its pre-release criticism, "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" was named Best Shooter at E3 by Game Informer. At the 2016 Game Critics Awards for the best of E3, the game was nominated for Best Action Game. The game sold 1.8 million copies in it's first week and became the top selling title on the UK sales charts.