This year’s Call of Duty title is a Modern Warfare reboot (or re-imagining), and it will not only include crossplay with console players, but also drop the Season Pass model, opting for free content drops instead. Of course, not all news could be this good, so on the downside the game is again a Battle.net exclusive, continuing the trend started by Black Ops 4 last year. Snazzy gameplay trailer follows (the game will be out on October 25th).
The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up.
The campaign will see the return of Captain Price, and the PR material suggests that this reboot will one-up the controversial “No Russian” Modern Warfare 2 mission in several ways. Hopefully this will be done in a tasteful manner but I have my doubts about it, considering the studio’s track record on this front.
Aside from the campaign and the player versus player modes, Modern Warfare will also ship with cooperative missions “in a collection of elite operations, accessible to all skill levels”.
An all-new engine will replace the aging tech used in previous Call of Duty titles, and with it comes support for DirectX Raytracing, 4K resolutions, photogrammetry, and a wealth of other advanced rendering technologies that bring the series firmly into current gen.
As the headline proudly proclaims, crossplay with consoles will be included (no details on how that’ll work, sadly), and there won’t be a Season Pass this time around, so the playerbase shouldn’t be split as much as it was in the past. The PC version is being handled by Beenox, and it will be a Battle.net exclusive, as detailed previously.