Modern Warfare? Wait, wasn’t that game made in 2007?
An ambitious undertaking, considering how large of a shadow the original iteration made since it first launched nearly 12 years ago.
Critically-acclaimed for its freshness and being among the first first-person shooters to make the transition from World War II to a modern-day setting, the original Modern Warfare left an indelible mark in many a gamer when it first came out.
It even got a remaster that came out for current-gen consoles just to (re)introduce players to the hugely cinematic campaign and fast-paced multiplayer that still remains fresh today.
The 2019 Modern Warfare seems to be Activision and Infinity Ward‘s attempt at making a return to form, as well as a back-to-basics in a sense, to the franchise that has grown saturated with the Titanfall-esque gameplay of the last few iterations of Black Ops.
As we’ve been promised by Activision president Rob Kitsch months ago, the new Modern Warfare will see a reprisal of Campaign Mode, which many noticed was sorely lacking in Black Ops 4.
This makes sense, considering how the original campaign’s fan-favourite character Captain John Price is the poster boy for this game. Not from death, of course, but it marks that the game has been totally remade from the ground up.
Other gameplay staples include Multiplayer, as well as a Co-Op mode. Nothing more has been announced about updates to these two gameplay modes as of yet, but many will be hoping to see a drop-in-drop-out element of Co-Op.
Another interesting feature will be Cross-Play. Currently, we are in the dark about how exactly this will play out in the new Call of Duty, but if Activision and Infinity Ward manage to pull this off successfully, it will be a huge turning point for AAA games in the market, seeing as Cross-Play is only currently available in smaller titles such as Rocket League.
Additionally, there seems to be a notable omission of the Season Pass. Instead, the devs are looking to “deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players”, as said by Infinity Ward in a statement earlier this week.
Other than that, nothing else has been divulged about the lack of a Season Pass, though we can expect more announcements to be made in the coming months.
- Digital Standard Edition – Includes the base game and a Custom In-Game Tactical Knife
- Operator Edition – Includes the above as well as three Operator Packs (inclusive of a multiplayer skin, a weapon cosmetic and more) from iconic missions from the original Modern Warfare: “All Ghillied Up”, “War Pig”, and “Crew Expendable”
- Operator Enhanced – Includes the above as well as 3,000 Call of Duty Points for use in the in-game store
While there doesn’t seem to be a Collector’s Edition, which is a staple of many AAA titles these days, don’t be surprised to see one crop up in the coming months.
In any case, we are definitely raring to have a go at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare once more.
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