During Sony’s State of Play presentation for today, Infinity Ward unveiled a new trailer showcasing the campaign for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Congruent with Infinity Ward’s earlier claims about the game, the trailer seems to show a darker, grittier take on the Call of Duty’s campaign and features Captain Price and the SAS in a world-spanning conflict. The trailer actually leaked earlier today via Reddit, spoiling a bit of the surprise.
In a blog post on the official PlayStation website, Infinity Ward Studio Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki emphasized the importance of complexity and moral ambiguity in Modern Warfare’s narrative, writing,
At its core, the story of Modern Warfare is about how the complexities of modern conflict take a toll on everyone involved, from Tier 1 Operators and CIA Operatives to local allies and even civilians who live in the middle of war zones.
In many ways, we are in a world where there are not always simply “good guys” or “bad guys”; there is no black or white. Rather, reality is typically the grey area in the middle. So how does one achieve their version of the “greater good” while navigating this complex world? How far are you willing to go to discern between “right” and “wrong?” Are you willing to cross certain barriers to defeat an enemy who has no battle lines drawn?
That’s what every character in our fiction has to consider. Unlike a film, where you observe from the sidelines, we’re asking you to walk in their shoes as the world hangs in the balance.
In addition to the game footage, Infinity Ward also revealed during the State of Play that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will include a Special Ops Survival Mode, similar to Modern Warfare 3. This mode will be available first on PS4.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25th. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more PlayStation State of Play coverage.