The 2019 Call of Duty game is a reboot. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming on October 25, 2019.
Check out the reveal trailer below.
Dave Stohl, co-Studio Head at Infinity Ward says that “this is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way”.
“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.”
A new game engine?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a new engine. While it does look pretty based off one trailer, what we do know is that they will be utilizing the ray tracing technology to develop realistic echoes for all of their game’s sounds. This could be a noticeable change to many as I would like to assume the game will feature a series of urban city segments that will lead to indoor gunfights and explosions.
it’s still not certain if they’ve changed how gameplay will feel this time around, but it feels like Activision and the studios working on the franchise are open to change since Black Ops 4 featured a manual heal mechanic, a departure from the traditional auto-heal system that has been a staple in past games.
No Season Pass
The feature that divides communities will no longer be present in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The paid packages post-launch — which includes content like maps and new weapons — will now be given to all players who own the game for free. This is a big deal but it’s safe to expect some sort of microtransactions that will involve cosmetics only...hopefully.
Cross-play Support and Timed Exclusives
The Modern Warfare reboot was also announced to have cross-play support on launch. PS4, Xbox One, and PC finally get to frag together, no strings attached. This is big as cross-play is finally becoming a thing and a big franchise adding a feature could mean more will follow suit if the numbers look appealing enough to others. The days where one that prefers PC can’t play with their friends that love to game on the cough could be behind us. It’s exciting since we are at the tail-end of a console generation.
This will help the community in the long run but do note that Sony still has a PS4 timed exclusive content deal with Activision, so there’s still a weird disadvantage since PS4 players will have first dibs on post-launch content. If it’s anything like how they did it in Black Ops 4 it’s a 7-day head start, compared to the 30-day window in previous titles.
Single Player Campaign is back!
A single player campaign was absent in the previous Call of Duty title, but it makes a return for the Modern Warfare reboot. This is an obvious one since we see Captain Price all over the trailer. It’s hard to tell how much they will change in this version of Modern Warfare but expect the story to follow current events of this generation instead of events that occurred during the development of the first Modern Warfare.
Multiplayer and co-op
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will, of course, have the traditional competitive multiplayer and it seems like they are not ready to talk into detail about it just yet. Every Call of Duty has three core segments, and the third for Modern Warfare will be a co-op mode. All they say in the press release is that there will be cooperative missions that will let players “squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels.”. So, somewhere in the lines of Spec Ops, then. Zombies take a seat for now.