New gameplay details about Call of Duty Modern Warfare have been revealed which are sure to delight and anger some fans in equal measure. The upcoming FPS is of course the reimagining of the iconic series of games which took a uniquely story-driven approach to modern military shooter games. The franchise quickly deviated from that course in later games, opting for grander spectacle and more complex storylines, which often completely forgot what reality was actually like.
The team at Infinity Ward wanted to get back to making a simpler FPS experience, but one still possessing that AAA polish and draw, so expect plenty of spectacle and pzazz, but less zombies and nonsense.
But in other news, there’s also some insights into the multiplayer experience for the new Modern Warfare. It has previously been confirmed that the game will debut for both PC and consoles, and will even include cross-platform play for all users. Some gamers were immediately skeptical of how the skill ceiling between mouse-and-keyboard and controller inputs would be handled. Infinity Ward have thought of that, and will be separating the two styles of play into their own matchmaking pools. This means that PC players that use a controller will be matched with console players that use the same. This shoud address at least on area of balance concerns, now weapon balancing is the other thing the developers have to worry about.
And it’s also been revealed that the game won’t have a zombies mode of any kind. So that eliminates one area of development headaches, but also reduces prospects that gamers have to screw around with. Campaign Gameplay Director Jacob Minkoff said that the studio is trying to create “an authentic, realistic feeling world” which doesn’t leave them with “the flexibility to do something like put zombies in the game.”
The studio exec also teased some aspects of the story, and the potential for cooperative play:
“We’re not ready to talk about cooperative play yet, but what I will tell you is that the single-player storyline goes directly into the co-op storyline. No stopping. The events just continue. So those elements—gameplay, progression, story—they just continue throughout everything that we have on the disc or digital download.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will launch on October 25th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.