It’s that time of the year when more and more games are being revealed. Today, we’ve just found out from Activision and Infinity Ward about the 2019 Call of Duty game that will be called just like the 2007 title: Modern Warfare. While it might be a bit confusing, wait until you learn more about the cross-play support.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will launch on October 25th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, without a paid Season Pass for maps, gears or events that will be released after the launch. What the developer is looking to do is deliver more free content compared with the past Call of Duty Games.
Old and New Characters, New Story and Campaign: “an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way”
In the official trailer posted on YouTube, we see part of the description mentioning a few details about the game:
“The new Modern Warfare features a unified narrative experience and progression across a heart racing, epic single-player story, an action-packed multiplayer playground, and new cooperative gameplay.”
The trailer features Captain Prince and some new characters, reimagining the Modern Warfare series, but it’s not a sequel or prequel. It is a new story, featuring a new campaign, multiplayer mode, co-op – with the reveal trailer featuring the campaign.
Dave Stohl, the co-studio Head at Infinity Ward adds in the press release from Activision:
“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.”
He adds a few details about the locations where players will have to fight:
“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.”
Now back to the cross-play support, here’s where it’s a bit confusing. The official statement says that:
“With the launch of Modern Warfare, the team is taking steps to unite the community. First, the team plans for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support.”
Will cross-play support be offered for players on Xbox and PS4 or between consoles and PC? Nonetheless, offering the multiplayer mode across different platforms will surely inspire the gaming industry to do the same. Well surely learn more about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at E3 in just a week!