It’s no secret that Infinity Ward has been working on a 2019 sequel. call of duty: modern warfare, and, now, the studio finally unveils its next blockbuster. Is named modern warfare iiand features both a single-player campaign that is a direct sequel to the previous game, and a multiplayer mode that includes a new tactical co-op mode.
First, the campaign. This is how Infinity Ward describes the setup:
modern warfare ll picks up the action as the sequel to Modern war (2019) as the newly formed Task Force 141 takes on a massive global threat in a campaign of missions that push the boundaries of the game. The action takes players from around the world as Task Force 141 works to thwart a terrorist conspiracy and attack in the US, spanning locations around the globe. A newly aligned threat conspires to create chaos within the borders of the US and Task Force 141 must come together against all odds.
Players will fight alongside the most emblematic characters of Modern warincluding Captain Price, Ghost, Soap, Gaz, and Laswell, as well as meeting a host of deadly new allies like the Mexican Special Forces, Colonel Alejandro Vargas, and adversaries from the murkiest corners of the global war on terror.
Given the current state of the world, with an ongoing war in Ukraine and a sudden focus on gun violence in the US, modern warfare ii It is launched at a difficult time. (That’s not to mention the many, many lawsuits he faced Obligations publisher Activision Blizzard.)
At a press preview ahead of the announcement, Infinity Ward studio co-head Patrick Kelly explained: “We’re telling fictional stories. But it is inspired by real-world military events that shape the world we live in. This is a sensitive issue for me because with the events that are happening in the world, the war in Ukraine, it is important to me that we are sensitive about it. a.” He explained that one of the goals was to present the game’s characters as “heroic but also human”. This philosophy seems to be a change from the previous one. Modern warwhich tended toward more sensational depictions of the war.
Meanwhile, multiplayer will feature large-scale maps for many players simultaneously – the studio says it learned a lot from making the Verdansk map for Battle Royale. call of duty: war zone — as well as smaller ones designed for six-on-six matches. There’s also what the studio describes as “an evolved spec ops game mode that features tactical cooperative gameplay.”
As part of his official reveal of modern warfare iiActivision also reiterated that call of duty: war zone would be reaching the mobile. (The publisher said something similar earlier this year.) There aren’t many more details, like when it will be released or how it will be different from the console and PC version, but the publisher says the mobile war zone it’s part of “a new era” for the franchise. That includes a number of developments, such as using the same engine in modern warfare ii and the next iteration of war zone to be released later this year, as well as dealing with that new war zone experience as “an extension of modern warfare ii universe.”
Here is the publisher’s statement about it:
October 28 marks a new beginning for Obligations starting with the release of modern warfare ii. Shortly after, a completely new war zone will be released as an extension to the modern warfare ii universe. With it comes new technology, new features, and new gameplay that work together seamlessly. Throughout, we have taken a wide range of community feedback very seriously. In order to offer this cutting-edge experience, Warzone 2.0 will present new modern warfare ii content and systems with new progression and inventories. from today war zone will continue as a separate experience that will include a continuation of player progression and inventories within that war zone experience.
modern warfare ii is scheduled to release on October 28 for a wide range of platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Battle.net and, for the first time in years, Steam.