Summer Game Fest has offered up a look at a full level from the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign.
The mission, called Dark Water, features your squad of soldiers infiltrating a stormy oil rig in the middle of the ocean in classic FPS fashion. Only a very minimal UI is visible as the team works its way up the rig toward a missle launcher at the top – before realizing the controls to it are on a shipping boat just off the rig.
After making their way to the ship, an extended combat scene sees the team fighting across the deck of the boat as shipping containers and water slide across it, providing both cover and hazards. The level concludes with the bridge of the ship being breached, but ends there before we actually get to see inside.
After the gameplay, Jeff Negus from Infinity Ward gave names to some of the new and returning characters in the campaign, including Captain John Price, Kyle “Gaz” Garrick, Simon “Ghost” Riley, John “Soap” MacTavish, Commander Phillip Graves, and Colonel Alejandro Rojas. While Call of Duty GM Johanna Faries confirmed that it will be an extension of the Modern Warfare universe, she also said further details would have to wait until later on.
After many, many rumours, we finally had it confirmed that Infinity Ward would be working on a sequel to 2019’s reboot of the Modern Warfare sub-series. Arriving on October 28, we got our first look at the game yesterday.
This could also be the last annual Call of Duty game as it was reported that 2023’s Call of Duty game will be released in 2024 and that the series may no longer be an annual franchise following Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. However, reports also suggest that Activision Blizzard is committed to keeping the next three Call of Duty games multiplatform.