Over the past week, rumours regarding this year’s Call of Duty have been flying about all over the place. Well today we found out those rumours were true. 2019’s Call of Duty title will be a Modern Warfare reboot, and it’ll be out on October 25th.
Simply entitled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – as opposed to the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – the reboot aims to be a raw and uncompromising look at today’s conflicts, where there aren’t always heroes or villains, and the line between right and wrong is all too often blurred. Not everything about it is new though, an old acquaintance returns to the fray. Check out the trailer below:
Returning to form after Black Ops 4’s complete lack of a single player campaign, Modern Warfare will offer a brand new single player narrative experience as well as the franchise’s signature multiplayer and a new co-operative game mode called “Elite Operations.”
Infinity Ward have promised that Modern Warfare’s grand narrative will span all three game modes: campaign, multiplayer, and co-operative play.
Furthermore in a surprising move, Modern Warfare is ditching the Season Pass model that Call of Duty has become known for and will instead deliver multiplayer maps, updates, and seasonal events to all players free of charge. The game will also support cross-platform play between PC and console gamers, though the PC version of Modern Warfare will only be available through Battle.Net.
“This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way,” says Dave Stohl, co-studio head at Infinity Ward. “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. It’s intense, it’s exciting, and we can’t wait for our fans to play this October.”
The game might not be out until October 25th, but digital copies of the game are already available for preorder on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.