'Call of Duty' Will Reboot Modern Warfare for 2019

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," the 2019 version (Activision)

“Call of Duty” will bring back “Modern Warfare” for 2019 with a October 25th launch scheduled by publisher Activision and game developer Infinity Ward.

Things had gotten so garbled up with the plot by the time of “Modern Warfare 3” in 2011 that everyone just threw up their hands and decided to reboot the 2007 original using all the technological improvements from the past dozen years and create a game that’s more grounded in actual modern warfare.

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” promises a unified narrative experience with the return of an epic single-player story. There’s also an action-packed multiplayer playground and new cooperative gameplay.

Infinity Ward is especially proud of what it considers to be its technological breakthroughs for the new game. They promise a “new engine delivering an immersive and photo-realistic experience,” they said.

“The new technology utilizes the latest advancements in visual engineering, including a physically-based material system allowing for state of the art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile based streaming system, new PBR decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR, DirectX Raytracing (PC) and more as well as a new GPU geometry pipeline. Spectral rendering delivers thermal heat radiation and infrared identification for both thermal and night-vision in-game imaging. The technical investment provides a cutting edge animation and blend shape system, while the new suite of audio tools supports full Dolby ATMOS, on supported platforms, along with the latest in audio simulation effects,” they said.

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The fully-optimized PC version, developed in partnership with Beenox, which will be available exclusively on Blizzard Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming platform.

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