Developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision have officially announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the latest installment that’ll serve as a reboot in the long-running series of first-person shooters, and it’ll launch on October 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Starting today, fans can pre-order the digital version of the new Modern Warfare and receive a prestige token to be used immediately in-game in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
So, here’s the thing, Modern Warfare is making a comeback, but this time around, it’ll be a whole different soldier than what you remember.
Similar to the previous Modern Warfare titles, though, the all-new Modern Warfare will engulf players in a modern-day conflict, where split-second decisions could affect the global balance of power. However, this title is going to have a more epic campaign, according to a press release, which mentioned that the title will have a more unified narrative experience.
Via the same press release, Dave Stohl, co-studio head at Infinity Ward, shared more details about the new Modern Warfare title overall, saying that, “This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way.” Furthermore, he highlighted the significance of the game’s story and how it relates to the world we live in, “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.”
Rather than dividing the Modern Warfare community, Infinity Ward, instead, wants to unite the game’s community, and plans to do that in the following ways:
- Modern Warfare will not have the traditional season pass that the previous Call of Duty titles have had. This decision was made so that the developer can deliver more free maps, content, and post-launch events to all players.
- The game will feature cross-play support between PC and consoles. We’re unsure if PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to play together — given that Sony generally has not given the “thumbs up” for cross-play support with other consoles — but Activision will most likely give us the answer we need during E3.
- Get ready to enjoy jolly cooperation with buddies as cooperative play will be making a return in Modern Warfare.
- There’ll also be competitive multiplayer, so fear not, competitive CoD players.
What’ll also be new with Modern Warfare is that it’ll feature a brand new engine to deliver an immersive and photo-realistic experience. The press release announcing the game had a slew of technical details regarding the engine (which isn’t a problem), but basically, just know that the game will look really good and it’ll have 4k HDR support. Furthermore, Modern Warfare will sound good too, since it’ll have full Dolby ATMOS support.
Quick note for those planning to get the PC version: It’s being developed in partnership with Beenox, and will be available exclusively on Blizzard Battle.net.
That’s all the info we have now, but check out Modern Warfare thanks to the reveal trailer and screenshots below:
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