It’s that time of year again! The time, just before E3, when Call of Duty announces the game that will be releasing later in the year. Last year, as my first article for Game Savvy, I wrote about why I still get so hype about Call of Duty when games get announced. This year isn’t any different. While I’m still having fun in Black Ops 4, my eyes are optimistically on the horizon. With that, let’s talk about today’s Call of Duty 2019 Livestream.
The reveal trailer starts off with a dark forest accompanied by ominous music. We get some dramatic gameplay scenes, ending with, “We get dirty, but the world stays clean. That’s the mission.” The game title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and the release date of October 25 on a black screen surrounded by fog keeps a similar dark aesthetic that was prevalent in the game footage. Many will be happy to see we are getting an actual campaign this time, an aspect of CoD that was sorely missed by a significant percentage of fans in Black Ops 4. Infinity Ward has given us some fantastic Call of Duty campaigns over the years, including the three previous Modern Warfare games, so I can’t wait to see how they reimagine the series.
I say reimagine because that is what this new game is going to be. In the announcement posted on Activision’s website, they state that Infinity Ward is rebuilding Modern Warfare from the ground up. This is a cool concept, and the new campaign promises to be “incredibly raw and gritty”. A darker reboot 8 years later, with the advances in graphics and the type of visually stunning, action-packed games we know Infinity Ward can deliver makes this prospect really exciting for me. I felt I didn’t miss the game campaign last year, but I am very down for an edgier story that Activision says will be thought-provoking and diverse. As more of a multiplayer fan where CoD is concerned, I look forward to being blown out of the water in a way I haven’t been since Infinity Ward released Ghosts in 2013.
Speaking of multiplayer, I can’t talk about Call of Duty reveals without looking at the reason I play Call of Duty in the first place. Infinity Ward is making some changes this year that address a lot of comments and complaints from previous games. Modern Warfare is foregoing season passes in an effort to focus on more free content and events. There is also talk that the game will include crossplay for console and PC. As someone with friends who have always played on PC, I love the move for multiplayer to include crossplay. More multiplayer details will likely be revealed soon. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available for pre-order today. I’ve already pre-ordered mine.
What are you looking forward to with this year’s Call of Duty release? Let us know in the comments!