Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 introduces cross-play, new engine
Series ‘reimagining’ set for release in October
Activision has announced its latest shooter, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, for release on October 25.
In development at the franchise’s original studio, Infinity Ward, the game’s described as an “epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up”.
Modern Warfare features an all-new game engine, says Activision, and for the first time in the series PC and console players will be able to play together online via cross-platform play.
In addition, Activision says it will deliver post-release maps and content for free to all players, as opposed to through its traditional paid season pass model.
The publisher promises an “edgy, culturally relevant and thought-provoking” single-player campaign with returning characters from the Modern Warfare series, including the iconic Captain Price.
“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,” the game’s blurb reads.
Activision says to expect “classic multiplayer” and a collection of co-operative operations. There’s no mention of a potential battle royale mode yet.
“This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way,” said Dave Stohl, co-studio head of Infinity Ward.
“We are creating an emotionally charged experience that’s inspired by the headlines in the world today, where the rules are grey and battle lines are blurred. Players will join a varied cast of international special forces and freedom fighters in gripping and heart-pounding missions through iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East.
“It’s intense, it’s exciting, and we can’t wait for our fans to play this October.”