Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, details of which leaked online last week. As expected, it’s a reboot of Infinity Ward’s genre-defining subseries with a modern twist.
What wasn’t expected, however, was Activision updating some of its traditional thinking behind Call of Duty as well. Modern Warfare will be the first in the franchise to support cross-play for PC and consoles. The series’ now-outdated season pass model has been eliminated, meanwhile, to ensure additional maps and other bits of post-launch content don’t fragment the game’s playerbase.
And there’s an impressive new engine, too, which you can read about in detail from Digital Foundry’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hands-on analysis.