Written by Alex Maidment (nSanity Beach)
We’re now only a couple of months away from the launch of the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
For many, it’s an event that doesn’t even deserve a space on the calendar, a sort of “So, what? Another CoD game is launching… How is it different from last year?” moment.
In all honesty, you’ll just have to wait and find out as to whether this game is worth your time but what we can say is that we’re excited for it. When I’ve spoken to other gaming friends and indeed other ‘Casual Heroes’, we’ve all said the same thing: “I don’t want to care” but then Activision keep going and dropping exciting trailers to pull us back in. For example, here’s one of the recent Multiplayer gameplay trailers they’ve released (watch in 4k if you have the capability to) – watch it and then tell me it doesn’t at least give you a little bit of giddy feeling.
Trailers aside, here are some of the details for the new game and what we can expect to see come late October when it launches.
Title: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Developer: Infinity Ward
Release date: 25th October 2019
So we’re back to Infinity Ward in the rotation of Call of Duty developers, and let’s face it, this is the opportunity for a fresh start for Infinity Ward after the fun but somewhat lackluster Infinite Warfare game a few years back.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare seems to be taking a different approach to the arcade shooter that we all know and mostly love and from what we’ve seen, I think it might just pay off. Going back to boots-on-the-ground combat and taking away the various character abilities from recent games, the new game looks to be taking a more realistic style of gameplay. Possibly not quite Battlefield levels of realism but something different from what we’re used to for sure.
Although we still don’t have all the details, it looks as if there are three main game-modes when you boot the game up: Single-player campaign, Spec Ops and Multiplayer.
Recent information about the game has focussed heavily on the multiplayer showing off the beautiful gameplay and what we can expect in a couple of months time. Scorestreaks remain a key part of the online experience and along with it we see a more strategic approach whereby the mini-map doesn’t exist and the UAV really is a tactical move.
I’m sure the game will keep some of the feel of previous installments with different styles and methods of play; from run and gun to a slower more careful style of play. The game also looks to have interesting maps with different levels bringing another dimension to the online experience. It’s actually something I’ve long thought is brilliant about the Halo game series, effectively how much you get out of a small map by introducing different heights, levels and areas of the map.
Aside from the multiplayer, we still don’t really know what to expect from the campaign, but if it’s even a little bit like the original Modern Warfare games, we’re in for a treat with well-thought out levels, an interesting storyline and immersive gameplay.
I’m also thrilled to see the return of Spec Ops and can only hope it brings back the challenging levels and Co-op mode I used to enjoy in the older Modern Warfare games.
Bring on October 25th when we can dive in and see what the game holds.