Call of Duty is back, with another instalment of the popular and extremely long-running series being released in October 2019. It’s titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and, as the name suggests, is a reboot of the Modern Warfare story arc.
A Brief History of the Call of Duty Franchise
The first Call of Duty game was released way back in 2003. It was called Call of Duty, was set in World War II (as all first-person shooters were back then), and was released on PC. It was a great game, but no one predicted it would spawn so many sequels and spin-offs.
Call of Duty 2 was released in 2005, and there has been a Call of Duty game released every year since then. The Modern Warfare titles, set in the present day, have been the best-received games in the series. Which explains Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
What to Expect From Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The new Modern Warfare is likely to be the most realistic Call of Duty game ever released. Infinity Ward, the developer responsible for the game, wanted Modern Warfare to look and sound like real life (and death). And built a new game engine to make this possible.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a soft reboot of the Call of Duty franchise. It’s a reimagining of the series designed to be relevant for 2019. Which means less black and white, and more shades of gray. And characters making decisions you won’t agree with.
This is a game designed to affect you emotionally. And not always in a good way. While previous Call of Duty games have focused on a shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later approach, Infinity Ward hopes that Modern Warfare will impact you on a different level.
When Is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Coming Out?
Call of Duty Modern Warfare will feature a single player story campaign as well as the usual multiplayer modes. The campaign follows two story strands, one where you’ll play as a special-ops soldier, and the other where you’ll play as a rebel fighter in the Middle East.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be released on October 25, 2019 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Like the best cross-play games out now, Modern Warfare will support cross-play between PC and consoles. However, there isn’t going to be a season pass to buy.