Action seems set for Activision’s and Infinity Ward’s upcoming title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but there’s not going to be any of the undead nature. While zombies have grown into a staple of shooters over the years, the soft reboot of the Modern Warfare franchise will be missing out on the well-worn, popular genre, in favour of realism and authenticity.
In an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle, Campaign Gameplay Director Jacob Minkoff has dropped the confirmation that a zombie mode will not be coming to the game. With reference to Treyarch’s Black Ops 4, he highlights the different nature of both games and the varied suitability of such gameplay elements, explaining –
Because they (Treyarch) focus on more of the stylised, graphic novel, super-hero experience, they can have the much more ‘out there’ different types in their games. But for us, we’re trying to create an authentic, realistic feeling world. We don’t have the flexibility to do something like put zombies in the game. That would compromise the feeling of playing in a world that feels unrealistic and authentic and relative to today’s conflicts and things we face.– Jacob Minkoff, on the team’s rationale behind the exclusion of a zombie mode.
It certainly does sound like a compromise between zombies and real-life issues like terrorism is not quite feasible for the team, but that doesn’t mean the world of Modern Warfare remains dull and unexciting.
The reappearance of Captain John Price – a beloved fan favourite from the original instalment – marks the reprisal of the Campaign Mode that was sorely missing in Black Ops 4, while co-op and multiplayer features are set to return. In an interesting move, a brand-new Cross-Play mechanic has been brought into the title as well.
Zombies or not, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare should prove to be more than capable of keeping players busy with plenty of other content in store, so expect plenty of gunfire, battle adrenaline, and…warfare when it drops on October 25, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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