Activision has taken some chances with their Call of Duty franchise over the last few years, but their biggest stunt yet may be to take things back to the beginning. How so?
Rumors have been flying in recent weeks that CoD’s latest was simply called “Modern Warfare” — not “Modern Warfare 4,” but simply “Modern Warfare” despite the fact that the title was taken quite a while ago. Is their intent to pull us back to 2007? Yes and no.
The new Modern Warfare is intended to be a reboot for the series, and changes a lot about it. For one thing, there’s no Season Pass — all future content updates will be added free of charge. Another shock: after completely abandoning the Campaign Mode in 2018, CoD is embracing single player with a bear hug, advertising the dark storyline as the main attraction. Also, the new Modern Warfare will support crossplay between consoles and the PC, though that one isn’t a new revelation, it’s more like “it better.”
“Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East,” says Activision. The entire game is described as an “immersive narrative experience” that saturates all three modes (single, competitive and co-op).
More details about the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will surely be revealed in the coming weeks, with E3 around the corner. Expect it October 25 on Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.