One of the Most Iconic Series in Gaming History Returns in
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2019--
Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare is back! The most celebrated
series in Call of Duty will make its highly-anticipated return
when Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® launches
October 25th in a powerful experience reimagined from the
ground-up. The all-new title, published by Activision and developed by
Infinity Ward, engulfs players in a modern-day conflict, where
split-second decisions could affect the global balance of power. The new Modern
Warfare features a unified narrative experience and progression
across a heart racing, epic single-player story, an action-packed
multiplayer playground, and new cooperative gameplay.
“This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way,” said
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,” said
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.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features a new engine delivering an
immersive and photo-realistic experience. The new technology utilizes
the latest advancements in visual engineering, including a
physically-based material system allowing for state of the
art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile based streaming system, new PBR
decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR, DirectX
Raytracing (PC) and more as well as a new GPU geometry pipeline.
Spectral rendering delivers thermal heat radiation and infrared
identification for both thermal and night-vision in-game imaging. The
technical investment provides a cutting edge animation and blend shape
system, while the new suite of audio tools supports full Dolby ATMOS, on
supported platforms, along with the latest in audio simulation effects.
Starting today, fans can pre-order the digital version of the new Modern
Warfare and receive a prestige token to be used immediately in-game
in Callof Duty: Black Ops 4*.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled for release globally
October 25th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The title
features a fully-optimized PC version, developed in partnership with
Beenox, which will be available exclusively on Blizzard Battle.net®**,
Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming platform. Call of Duty: Modern
Warfare is published by Activision, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) with development led by award-winning
developer, Infinity Ward, with additional development support from Raven
Winner of numerous awards and honors following its release in 2007,
including the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences “Game of the
Year,” the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare received
worldwide acclaim as it won the hearts of fans everywhere. With the two
sequels that followed, the Modern Warfare series has left an
indelible mark as one of the most iconic and decorated gaming series in
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*Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 game on pre-order platform required. Sold
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