Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be cross-platform and will tackle major political issues

Civilian casualties and child soldiers are confirmed to be in the new title.

Call of Duty's Icon Alexander Lee · 30 May 2019


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The reveal trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare went up earlier today, confirming the game’s release date of October 25.

The trailer is just under two minutes long and includes clips of cinematic cutscenes that take place in a variety of urban and natural settings. The theme of the cutscenes appears to be covert operations, reflecting the darkness that descended upon all Call of Duty social media accounts earlier this week.

“We get dirty, and the world stays clean,” said the trailer’s narrator. “That’s the mission,”

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In a statement, Infinity Ward revealed more information about the upcoming title’s gameplay. “The team plans for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support,” said the developer. This will make Modern Warfare the first iteration of Call of Duty to feature multi-platform play, a function that is gradually becoming standard for popular titles such as Fortnite: Battle Royale.

The addition of cross-play isn’t the only innovation in the upcoming CoD title. According to a report on Variety, Modern Warfare will be the first CoD game to tackle complex political issues such as civilian casualties and the use of child soldiers.

“Film and TV get to talk about these concepts...the difference with the video game version is that if you really want to empathize with a character and know what it’s like and be in their shoes, why not be in their boots?” Infinity Ward narrative director Taylor Kurosaki told Variety. “Experience firsthand what modern warfare really means.”

Whether it’s due to its nostalgic title or unique content, the hype surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is rapidly reaching a fever pitch. On Twitter, the reveal trailer is currently sitting at over two million views—and counting.

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