After flirting with time travel, zombies, and spaceships, the Call of Duty series is getting a dark, gritty reboot. (Is there any other kind?) The latest title in the franchise is 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,' and bunny hops into stores on October 25. So, prepare to miss all Halloween parties due to epic deathmatches!
Speaking of multiplayer, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be the first game in the franchise to feature cross-play with PS4, Xbox One, and PC. (Sorry, Nintendo Switch owners. Stick to playing Smash Bros. Ultimate!)
Finally, fanboys from different consoles can drop their prejudices and join together, like Hands Across America! Except those hands are holding controllers that shoot pixelated big-ass guns.Watch the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare:
"With the launch of Modern Warfare, the team is taking steps to unite the community," developer Infinity Ward said in a statement. "First, the team plans for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support. Also, the team is eliminating the traditional season pass, so that they can deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players."
As for the single-player campaign, you play as a Tier 1 operator and a special forces soldier in the first part, then take on the role of a Middle Eastern rebel in the second part. n the second part you’ll take on the role of a rebel fighter in the Middle East. The dual-perspective storyline is designed to show the conflict from different points of view. In the immortal, mindblowing of words of Anakin Skywalker: "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!"
"We are telling a story about modern war in the real world," single-player design director Jacob Minkoff explained to The Verge. "If we whitewash it, if we backpedal from it, if we show a world where the heroes fight the terrorists and win, you never see the impact on the average person, the collateral damage, or the morally gray situations that soldiers themselves have to face."
“The world has changed a whole lot since Modern Warfare 3 came out," narrative director Taylor Kurosaki told The Telegraph. "Frankly for us as storytellers, there were no relatable stakes left in [Modern Warfare 3] for us to craft a narrative around. This is Modern Warfare though; it is everything you love and expect about the series, but it is for the time we live in."
Judging by the feedback on social media, fans are pretty psyched about Call of Duty's dark, gritty reboot. Hopefully more game developers adopt crossplay in the future (and include those poor left-out Nintendo Switch owners!).