Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a remake, folks, and judging by the trailer, it’s going to be gritty as hell.
Announced this morning, Infinity Ward has been quietly working away on the project which aims to add a heavy dose of realism to the franchise, and not just from a visual standpoint. It seems as though a lot of the situations and missions in the game will be rather uncomfortable.
You can check out the trailer for yourself below.
“The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power,” the video description reads. It also notes that this is more than just a remake, it’s an “epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up”.
According to IGN‘s Ryan McCaffrey, who’s had some time with the new Modern Warfare, it is actually really intense. Have a look at an excerpt from his preview write up below.
You creep up the steps, and the bad guys scream anxiously to each other, knowing something is amiss. You hear panicked voices. Bursting into another dark room, you shotgun one bad guy, turn and see a frantic woman. She screams “No, no no!” but inches back towards a table with an object on it. You shoot her dead just has her hand was nearly on the object she was reaching for, which, upon closer inspection, was a detonator. On another floor, you do more night vision-powered close-quarters combat, punctuated by an encounter with a woman holding a baby. You don’t pull the trigger – and it’s unclear if the game would let you do so if you tried – but it’s a disturbing moment nevertheless.
Yeah, that sounds pretty full-on, but certainly not the first time COD has dipped its feet into controversy. Modern Warfare 2 made headlines around the world for its mission, No Russian, in which you play an undercover CIA agent taking part in a terrorist attack at an airport.
The Modern Warfare reboot is due for release on October 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.Image: Activision