As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s release date edges closer, Activision and Infinity Ward are providing more information about the upcoming title. The latest update seems to suggest that the Modern Warfare reboot will make players question their morality.
In an interview with Playstation Magazine, Campaign Gameplay Director Jacob Minkoff commented on the upcoming game’s campaign, stating, “If we’re going to tell a story about characters finding their line and being pushed past it, feeling like things are morally grey and they’re uncomfortable with it, then we need to make the player, in gameplay, feel uncomfortable. We’re going to make you question your own morality as a player.”
He went on further to say that they will be doing this by creating the most realistic first-person shooter game, which depicts exactly what occurs during war. Gameplay maneuvers will mimic Navy Seal combat skills, enemies won’t be the average patrol officers dressed in a uniform and collateral damage is something players will need to consider. Potential threats will also be hidden in your natural surroundings.Players will fully take on the role of Lethal Tier One operators (US Special Ops – SEAL Team Six & Delta Force). The game supposedly will open the eyes of players with a provocative narrative that displays the reality of what modern warfare has evolved into, blurring the lines completely.
This single player story campaign is not a remake or remastered version of the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It is more of a re-imagining that forces players to make split-second decisions, which will determine whether they live or die. Pushing boundaries and forgetting about the rules is your only chance of survival, as you work through the covert operations.
Only time will tell whether or not Infinity Ward will be able to produce gameplay with such realistic expectations. For now, we’ll just have to wait until the game is released on 25 October.