All those numbers can get confusing, apparently, as Activision are keeping it simple by recycling the name Modern Warfare for this year’s Call of Duty.
We’re promised an “experience reimagined from the ground-up”, in an “all-new title” – so this isn’t just a case of spit and polish being applied to an old game.
This new Modern Warfare will deliver a “unified narrative experience” with a single-player story (hooray!), as well as the expected multiplayer.
“This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way,” says Dave Stohl of developers Infinity Ward. “We’re 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.”
Yes, it’s releasing this October – October 25, to be more precise.
We’re being promised some pretty cool stuff, including cross-platform support for multiplayer, and less season pass, more free stuff.
“Every design decision has been made with our players in mind,” says Patrick Kelly of 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.”
It’ll all be running on a new engine, with promises of “an immersive and photo-realistic experience”. The trailer below gives us a quick taste, and it does look pretty wild.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.