The Call of Duty franchise has been a merchandising and licensing juggernaut since its debut in 2003. Now, Activision and Infinity Ward are heading back to one of the most successful eras of the franchise for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The fourth title to carry to carry the Modern Warfare subtitle is dropping the numeric sequencing and rebooting the series with the same title as the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare did back in 2007. Launching Oct. 25 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the game has been designed to “engulf players in a modern-day conflict, where split-second decisions could affect the global balance of power.” Ahead of this year’s E3, the reveal trailer has been unleashed.
“This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way,” says Dave Stohl, co-studio head, 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.”
“Every design decision has been made with our players in mind,” added Patrick Kelly, creative director and co-studio head, Infinity Ward. “With the launch of Modern Warfare, we’re taking steps to unite the community. First, we plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support. Second, we’re eliminating the traditional season pass, so that we can deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players. This is just the beginning – there’s much more to come.”
The game is available to preorder now through the official website.