Infinity Ward recently announced that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has officially gone gold, which means that the studio can now focus on Infinite Warfare’s DLC content. Infinity Ward shared the good news via Twitter, including a screenshot of the final gold build being submitted for approval:
In case you didn’t know, when a game “goes gold” that means that principal development of the base game has finished, and all that’s left to do is get approval from first-party distributors (in this case Sony and Microsoft). Once approval has been given, production will begin on Infinite Warfare’s retail discs so that they’re ready for when the game launches.
While work on the base game has finished, Infinity Ward still has a lot to do. Infinite Warfare’s upcoming multiplayer beta will help the studio optimize the game’s multiplayer component so that it is in good shape when Infinite Warfare is released. Based on what players experience during the beta, chances are good that Infinite Warfare will have a day-one patch for players to install.