Activision's Call of Duty series has seen its fair share of highs and lows as the series has jumped from real wars to fictional future settings. While the games most recent entry received both critical and commercial success, the magic once captured in the original Modern Warfare has remained somewhat elusive (just an opinion, I'm sorry).
Series veterans Infinity Ward, the studio with the most solid body of work in the franchise are once again at the helm but are doing things a bit differently this time around. The developers are taking the series back to its roots in an all-new spin on the original Modern Warfare.
While it shares the same name as its forebear, Infinity Ward is assuring fans that the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is not a reboot, but rather a full-blown reimagining featuring some of the same characters and concepts, but updating them to be more in line with the current political and war climate.
Series favourites like Captain Price will be back, but their stories will play out very differently this time around. Co-studio head, David Stohl stated "This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way," and the studio is "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."
Check out the trailer below!
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, is releasing on PlayStation 4, Windows PC via Battle.net, and Xbox One with cross-platform play on October 25.