Call of Duty was, at one time, arguably the superlative first person shooter series, but the franchise has been on a downward spiral for quite some time.
I’ll go ahead and say that the series has been trending downward to mediocrity since reaching its pinnacle with the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which came out in 2007.
So I was somewhat intrigued when Activision announced that it was bringing back Modern Warfare, with an impressive reveal trailer last week.
This looks mighty impressive. Sure, it’s a trailer, and even shit games have great trailers, but come on, Captain Price and Soap are back, no more of this futuristic shit, and getting back to your roots with gritty realistic combat. It’s about fucking time.
What’s even more interesting, is that Modern Warfare 2019 will feature cross-play support, so console gamers and PC gamers can play together. Don’t worry about getting the shit beat out of you by folks on a PC playing with a mouse and keyboard, either.
According to a Forbes article, cross-play will be based on your input device. Folks on a PC with a mouse and keyboard will be pitted against others with a mouse and keyboard. Those on a PC who opt for a controller (why?), will be matched up against folks with a controller, whether they are also on a PC or on a console.
I’m also assuming that if you have a keyboard and mouse with the Xbox One, you could be matched with PC gamers with a mouse and keyboard, provided the Xbox version supports mouse and keyboard, but what do I know?
I’ve cooled on the Call of Duty series the past few years, but I really want the new Modern Warfare to be good. Here’s to hoping that they don’t fuck it up.
We’ll find out for sure on October 25, 2019 when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.