The wait for the new Call of Duty announcement is over, as Activision and Infinity Ward released the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – not Modern Warfare 4, just Modern Warfare. It’s out on 25th October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Here’s the reveal trailer featuring in-game footage:
As reported last week, this game doesn’t follow on directly from the end of Modern Warfare 3, but is rather a “reimagining” of the Modern Warfare series. You’re cast as part of a group of Tier One operators engaging in covert operations through European cities and in parts of the Middle East. The trailer hints at its ties to the first game with a reimagined (but still handsomely hirsute) Captain Price narrating and featuring in the game’s key art. I wouldn’t be terribly surprised to see Soap and Gaz returning as well.
Turning to the game’s multiplayer, and you’ll have classic multiplayer and cooperative elite operations to take on, designed to be accessible to various skill levels. Notably, after the success of Black Ops 4 in grabbing the zeitgeist, there’s no mention of Battle Royale.
The game will feature cross-play between PS4, Xbox One and PC at launch, it’s been announced, and will also be dropping the concept of a Season Pass for DLC, in favour of keeping the community united with free updates.
The game sees Call of Duty creators Infinity Ward returning to the modern era that helped make Call of Duty the biggest first person shooter franchise of the last decade. The trilogy of games were hugely popular during the last generation of consoles, setting sales records alongside fellow COD developers Treyarch, but for the start of the PS4 and Xbox One era (and possibly because of the acrimonious lawsuit with studio co-founders Vince Zempella and Jason West) Infinity Ward shifted to more futuristic settings, first with Call of Duty: Ghosts and then with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Neither game managed to capture their audience in the same way, and so the company have returned to Modern Warfare and given it a bit of a reboot, a reimagining for the modern era.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be out on 25th October 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. You excited?