Infinity Ward and Activision released a trailer for the campaign mode of their upcoming Call of Duty title, “Modern Warfare”, during Sony’s State of Play show. More details from Activision:
On October 25th, when the world is threatened, you’ll have to get your hands dirty so the world stays clean.
In a desperate mission, Captain Price and the SAS will partner alongside the CIA and the Urzikstani Liberation Force to retrieve stolen chemical weapons. The heart-racing fight will take you from London to the Middle East and other global locations, as this joint task force battles to stop full-scale global war.
Lines will be drawn, your resolve will be tested, and the world will look to you to do what needs to be done.
Normally I try to be objective when looking at news, or at the very least positive. But this is basic. It’s unfortunate that Activision seemed like they were trying to do legitimately interesting storylines with games like Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare, only for them not to reach the heights their previous games were known for. Advanced Warfare had commentary (however rudimentary) on what near-future war could be like, while Infinite Warfare got to be this ambitious far-flung space marine game.
Despite not being a fan of the franchise, it was my hope that they would develop three series that would each be developed by a different team following Infinite Warfare: one set in different areas of the past, another set in the present day, and the last one set in the future using different sci-fi aspects. Instead, it seems like they’ve regressed as far as possible, going back to whatever brands sold in an effort to regain their previous record-breaking sales. Understandable, if disappointing, especially since even when it wasn’t as popular it was still turning huge profits…just not what they were used to.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on October 25th.