Well, folks, it’s official! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been announced and will be unlike any other game in the series. Activision and Infinity Ward are planning on showcasing a more real and modern-day conflict setting that (from what I can tell) will seemingly connect with players on a more emotional level than ever before. While it is said we won’t be getting a Zombie Mode in the game, we will be getting a huge story, multiplayer, and a new CO-OP Mode. Dave Stohl and Patrick Kelly had this to as about what we can expect from the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare.
“This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way,” said Dave Stohl, co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. “We are creating an emotionally charged experience that’s inspired by the headlines in the world today, where the rules are grey and battle lines are blurred. Players will join a varied cast of international special forces and freedom fighters in gripping and heart-pounding missions through iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. It’s intense, it’s exciting, and we can’t wait for our fans to play this October.”
“Every design decision has been made with our players in mind,” said Patrick Kelly, Creative Director and co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. “With the launch of Modern Warfare, we’re taking steps to unite the community. First, we plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support. Second, we’re eliminating the traditional season pass, so that we can deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players. This is just the beginning – there’s much more to come.”
The decision to eliminate the traditional season pass is probably the biggest news for Call of Duty in some time. This opens up so many possibilities for players that were once held back by behind a “pay gate” and will help more players across all systems play together more. This is something that companies like DICE and EA also decided to do with their recent title Battlefield V.
Cross-play support is exciting for the series, but I am worried that all won’t want to play ball. With Microsoft and Sony joining forces recently to make a better online experience for players, I can only hope that means both companies will be ready and willing for true cross-platform play! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to launch October 25th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Check back here for more news on the game in the coming weeks!