Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is acting as a soft reboot for a franchise that many FPS fans loved. Being a reboot of sorts, of course it will be bringing back some of our beloved characters that we've grown attached to including John "Soap" MacTavish.
Soap, alongside Captain Price, has been confirmed for the game releasing later this year with Price being one of the main characters from the trilogy, with Soap's heartbreaking moment in Modern Warfare 3. Given that Price in the recent reveal said he was going to be joined by "old comrades," it's safe to assume that we're going to be seeing even more familiar faces revealed ahead of launch.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is much more than a simple relaunch. The studio behind the shooter is revamping much of what we know about online play, including free maps and no season pass, in addition to the ability to crossplay between PC and consoles.
"This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way," said Dave Stohl, co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. "We are creating an emotionally charged experience that's inspired by the headlines in the world today, where the rules are grey and battle lines are blurred. Players will join a varied cast of international special forces and freedom fighters in gripping and heart-pounding missions through iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. It's intense, it's exciting, and we can't wait for our fans to play this October."
"Every design decision has been made with our players in mind," said Patrick Kelly, Creative Director and co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. "With the launch of Modern Warfare, we're taking steps to unite the community. First, we plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support. Second, we're eliminating the traditional season pass, so that we can deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players. This is just the beginning -- there's much more to come."
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare makes its grand debut on October 25th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.