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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Revealed; Captain Price Returns, Season Pass Ditched, and a New Engine is Powering Everything

Activision and Infinity Ward have officially announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, just days after the game’s title was leaked all over the internet. The reveal comes with a whole heap of information as well as a trailer to get the blood pumping. What’s more is that the trailer features none other than fan-favourite Captain Price, though the original voice actor has been replaced by another husky English fellow.

Unlike Black Ops 4, Modern Warfare will feature a full single-player campaign mode, though it will also be complemented by the usual online multiplayer as well as an all-new cooperative play mode where players can team up on strategic missions together.

From the PR:

What’s more is that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is running on a completely new engine that will, according to the developers, deliver an “immersive and photo-realistic” experience. The new engine supposedly supports all of the latest technical advancements, including 4K, HDR, and even Raytracing for PC players. Looking at the trailer that was released, I’m actually really impressed and quite looking forward to seeing the game in action with my own eyes. God knows that Call of Duty could use a kick up the backside in the visual department.

You can also forget about Season Passes this time around, too. According to the PR, there will be no Season Pass with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, as the developers are committed to keeping players engaged and playing together. To that end, there’s also cross-play support between consoles and PC, though console-console cross-play is not on the cards at the moment. That could change with time, mind you, but don’t expect it on day one.

As has been the case for most of this generation, PlayStation players will get new content first. I can’t say I’m really a fan of this, but it’s the way it is. At least the awful Season Pass is slowly dying though, right? However, you can expect there to be other monitisation options within the game. Hopefully they won’t be too invasive and will stick to cosmetics. We’ll have to wait and see.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC this October 25th, 2019.

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