The upcoming “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” reboot this Fall will not have a zombies mode.
Campaign gameplay director Jacob Minkoff confirmed the news to PlayStation Lifestyle last week and explains the zombies mode would not be in line with the aesthetic of the latest incarnation of the game which is striving for brutal realism.
He tells the outlet that the fantastical mode was an understandable option for Treyarch, the developers behind last year’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” which had zombies and a battle royale mode:
“Because [Treyarch] focus[es] on more of the stylized, graphic novel, super-hero experience, they can have the much more ‘out there’ different types of gameplay in their games. But for us, 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.”
Infinity Ward’s rep adds they want all of the modes of ‘Modern Warfare’ to feel connected: “Knowing that we needed to keep it more similar across the different modes, we decided to really lean into that, and make it completely continuous.”
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25th.
Source: Games Radar