Activision and Infinity Ward have announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today. It is a reimagining of the Modern Warfare brand which is built from the ground up with a new vision and goal.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the first game in the new series which is out on October 25, 2019. It features a “unified narrative experience and progression across a heart racing, epic single-player story, an action-packed multiplayer playground, and new cooperative gameplay.”
Activision had started to tease Call of Duty: Modern Warfare early this week. The game was supposed to be a “soft reboot” for the Modern Warfare brand. Now that the trailer is out, it is clear that this is a new game that has been created to serve as the base for a new era of Modern Warfare series.
“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, ” said Dave Stohl, co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward.
“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.”
Every previous Call of Duty game has featured a season pass but this is going to change with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The season pass is being replaced with free content updates that will add new maps and post-launch events for the players. In addition to this, cross-play support was confirmed for PC and consoles but it wasn’t made clear which platform will allow cross-play between each other.
Modern Warfare will also use a brand new game engine to create photo-realistic visuals. It will offer “art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile based streaming system, new PBR decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR, DirectX Raytracing on PC.”
For those who want to get the game, the release date is set for October 25, 2019, while it will be out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.