Activision announced the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot last night and so far things are looking very different. The publisher is taking a new route with the game including it being a soft reboot of the original Modern Warfare series.
While we don’t know much about the gameplay and story yet, we have learnt a few new details about the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release. First off, the game will have cross-play support across PC and consoles. Activision revealed the team is taking steps to unite the community and plans for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will also not come with its traditional season pass at all which is a striking new move not only for the series but for Activision (who love money) too. It was revealed that the game will feature a singleplayer campaign mode and several multiplayer modes. No word on the Battle Royale mode as of yet though. Activision revealed an “all-new cooperative play mode featuring a collection of strategic co-op missions”
The game has also been built on a brand new engine that utilizes the latest in visual engineering including a physically-based material system allowing for state the art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile-based streaming system, new PBR decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR, DirectX Raytracing (PC) and more as well as a new GPU geometry pipeline.
Modern Warfare is surely doing things a little different this year and we are excited to see how it turns out when it releases on 25 October 2019. We also have an opportunity to play the game at E3 2019 so stay tuned for that as it happens.