Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was officially announced with a trailer that showed off the game’s campaign mode and revealed the October 25 release date. The trailer itself was somewhat light on details, but since its release, more information on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has trickled out to the public, including whether or not the game will have a Zombies mode.
Ever since Zombies was first introduced in Call of Duty: World at War, it has become a fan-favorite game mode. Most Call of Duty games since World at War have featured Zombies in some capacity, with the exception of Call of Duty: Ghosts and the Modern Warfare games. As it turns out, that trend will continue with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot, which will not have a Zombies mode.
This is according to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign director Jacob Minkoff. Speaking to PlayStation Lifestyle, Minkoff explained why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not have Zombies.
“[…] we’re trying to create an authentic, realistic feeling world. We don’t have the flexibility to do something like put zombies in the game. That would compromise the feeling of playing in a world that feels realistic and authentic and relative to today’s conflicts and things we face.”
A desire to deliver a realistic experience seems to be the main reason why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not have Zombies. The game is aiming to tackle serious and controversial subjects in the campaign, which will include a child soldier mission. Featuring emotionally-charged scenes like that may be undercut by the inclusion of an arcadey Zombies mode.
While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won’t have Zombies, that doesn’t mean that the game won’t have any co-op mode at all. It would be bizarre for a Call of Duty game to not have co-op in some form, so perhaps fans will see the return of the Spec Ops missions from Modern Warfare 2 or the horde mode-like co-op from Modern Warfare 3.
Whatever else Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is bringing to the table should be revealed sooner rather than later. That’s because Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be at E3 2019 as part of an E3 Coliseum showcase event on June 11.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: PlayStation Lifestyle