FULL DISCLOSURE: I am definitely more of a narrative-driven gamer, and definitely not a shooty-shooty pew-pew gamer, so I’ve never been particular enamoured with the Call of Duty franchise.
That being said, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is definitely looking like something I’d play, as it looks like it’s set to mix-up the series in the best way possible – by making it more about the player than the gameplay.
Not only will the 2019 game apparently be darker, more narrative and choice-based and more realistic, but it’s actually going to be more battle simulation and less arcade shooter.
According to a report from The Daily Star, the game will attempt to blur the lines of right and wrong like never before, with Jacob Minkoff, Campaign Gameplay Director at Infinity Ward saying: “One man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist,” meaning it’s going to be up to you to make the decision of who to kill.
Minkoff went on to explain that it’s going to be up to the player to decide what they think is the right course of action in any given situation, saying it’s about “when you don’t pull the trigger” more than when you do.
This is something the CoD franchise has only touched on in the past, and it’s going to be seriously exciting to see how it’s implemented.
Segment Next has found a job listing with Infinity Ward, which refers to Modern Warfare as a “military simulation.”
An AI engineer is required for the upcoming CoD title, and the successful applicant must have experience working on “military simulation” video games.
You hear that? Not “arcade simulation” experience, but “military simulation” experience…
Activision’s official description of the game calls it an “epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up,” claiming it’ll offer “visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign,” that “pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare can.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare arrives October 25th, 2019.
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