After the official announcement and trailers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we have received more info regarding the latest reboot from Infinity Ward and Activision, with regards to the new game engine, cross-play & post-launch content.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches for PS4, Xbox One & PC on 25 October.
It features a new engine delivering an immersive and photo-realistic experience and as you probably have seen in the reveal trailer they claim it is “Actual In-Game Footage” and if so its all down to the new technology which the developers are using for the latest advancements in visual engineering, including a physically-based material system allowing for state-of-the-art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile-based streaming system, 4K HDR, DirectX Raytracing.
The new engine’s spectral rendering delivers thermal heat radiation and infrared identification for both thermal and night-vision in-game imaging, for when you actually have to Go Dark. The technical investment made provides a cutting-edge animation system and blend shape system, while the new suite of audio of tools allows for full Dolby ATMOS support, on supported platforms, along with the latest in audio simulation effects which brings all this action to life.
Fans of Call of Duty will recognise the heavily mustached man in the image as Captain John Price who appeared in the original Modern Warfare back in 2007, however what else is interesting is Price mentions “old comrades” so we can guess that we will see more characters returning to make this a true ode to the original while putting a new twist to the main campaign.
As you would expect from an Infinity Ward title this Call of Duty pushes boundaries and breaks rules with an edgy, culturally relevant and thought-provoking single-player campaign. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces and freedom fighters throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. Single player gameplay is reflexive and strategic, supporting the narrative through a variety of different playstyles including close quarter, stealth missions and long-range combat that puts tactical decision making to the ultimate test.
Modern Warfare will, of course, include a multiplayer mode, but Infinity Ward hasn’t yet revealed more details on that mode of the game. It did say, however, that your progression in the campaign will carry over to multiplayer, meaning you’ll always be working towards unlocking new killstreaks, perks, and weapons. And as noted above, the game will feature cross-play across all platforms.
Additionally, Activision will not be selling the standard season pass that locks off new, post-launch multiplayer maps which is music to my ears…money is great for shareholders but soo happy they have decided to get back to the basics and have a great Call of Duty experience without the added bloatware.
Stay tuned for more of our coverage of the game this weekend.
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