The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare announcement hinted at it, but now Infinity Ward have confirmed it: Spec Ops co-op is coming back in this year’s Modern Warfare reboot.
Though the game and Activision in general didn’t have a huge place at, but they did sit down for a panel in the E3 Coliseum streams this week. During this they discussed a lot of the game’s development, their vision for the game, and explicitly confirmed that Spec Ops is returning. This means that, for the first time since Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, the co-op will not be a Zombies mode.
This is, according to gameplay director Jacob Minkoff, because they plan to have it so “the single-player storyline goes directly into the co-op storyline”, and that the realistic feel of the rest of the game wouldn’t gel well with a zombies mode. Then again, they’ve also confirmed the return of the Juggernaut, a beastily-armoured, minigun-toting enemy from the Spec Ops mode of old.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was announced last month as a reboot of the Modern Warfare series – it’s for this reason that it’s not number 4 in the sub-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 reveal trailer hinted 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.
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.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out on 25th October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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