When we and the Call of Duty neighborhood suppose of Infinity Ward and Modern Warfare®, a couple of quotes come to thoughts:
“On your feet soldier – we are leaving.”
“This is for the record.”
“We get dirty, and the world stays clean – that’s the mission.”
“What the hell kind of name is Soap?”
But as we glance again in Infinity Ward’s now 20-year historical past, from growing the authentic Call of Duty to now, there may be another phrase, spoken on the studio’s basis on May 20, 2002, that also stands the take a look at of time:
“We will continue to revolutionize the gaming experience.”
Throughout all of its accomplishments, Infinity Ward has been exhausting at work staying true to its core worth: proceed innovating Call of Duty and the way it delivers to 1 of the best gaming communities on the market.
We most not too long ago noticed this in 2019’s Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, which was a step-change ahead for Call of Duty because it grew to become an prompt hit and best-seller with followers all over the place.
Innovations continued as the recreation was an instance of the franchise’s new strategy to post-release content material: having each base weapon and useful attachment unlocked by base gameplay, eradicating the Season Pass in favor of free post-launch content material, and introducing the new Battle Pass system for rewarding gamers for simply taking part in Call of Duty.
Following Modern Warfare’s launch in 2019, in March 2020, Infinity Ward along with the proficient growth studios throughout Call of Duty supplied a free-to-play, massive-online battle area praise to Modern Warfare referred to as Warzone™. It would go on to welcome over 100 million gamers.
And inside its first yr, Modern Warfare delivered six seasons of action-packed, post-launch content material, from new fan-favorite maps like Shoot House to the blockbuster Warzone limited-time occasion Haunting of Verdansk.
Now, as we glance to 2022 and past for this iconic collection, we’re proud to welcome again Infinity Ward as the lead developer for this yr’s Call of Duty experiences to be launched beginning on October 28, 2022.
As a teaser to the Worldwide Modern Warfare II Reveal on June 8, keep in mind the following as Task Force 141 assembles to cease a brand new menace:
The Ultimate Weapon is Team.
Between video games, Infinity Ward’s world footprint has grown. They’ve been busy:
In addition to their primary campus in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, the studio expanded to Mexico, continued to develop in Poland, and even began up operations in Austin, Texas, over the previous three years. Teams of professionals throughout three continents all working collectively, together with accomplice studios, are harnessing the collective creativity that gamers will quickly expertise later this yr with the launch of Modern Warfare® II:
“Modern Warfare II is an incredibly ambitious title in terms of what we hope to deliver our fans. The fact that we have been able to develop this game in a hybrid environment throughout the pandemic speaks to the caliber of talent we have at the studio.” – Stephanie Snowden, Director of Communications.
As per Call of Duty custom, there was a “secret” that we had a tough time preserving: the sequel to Infinity Ward’s 2019 launch referred to as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
With this new recreation, the studio is able to welcome you again into the world of Modern Warfare, the place you’re half of the legendary Task Force 141. Members of the studio are able to reveal this subsequent period, and the pleasure is rising:
For Joel Emslie, Studio Art Director, Modern Warfare II represents one of the most “ambitious, beautiful, bombastic, melt your face off game Infinity Ward has ever created.” In Joel’s opinion, the recreation “is this studio’s magnum opus and it’s the type of game I’ve been waiting to be a part of my entire career.”
“The team is positively thrilled to finally share what we’ve been working on here at Infinity Ward… we absolutely can’t wait for people to eventually jump in and PLAY Modern Warfare II!” – Candice Harris, Senior Producer.
Nobody can predict the future.
Whether it was the groundbreaking improvements from Modern Warfare and Warzone –
Or the debut of Create a Class and never-before-seen Multiplayer development techniques with Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® –
Or the launch of Custom Multiplayer Killstreaks and Special Ops in 2009’s Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 –
Or even the introduction of Kill Confirmed and the legacy of the Call of Duty® XP occasion for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 –
Nobody couldn’t have seen all of this – and extra – be an important half of Call of Duty and its success at the moment.
But what we will promise is that Infinity Ward – and all of us right here throughout Activision and its studios throughout the globe – are able to ship a brand new period for Call of Duty. And we can not wait to present you all the particulars about it.
We stay up for offering you with extra official info on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and the future of the franchise in the coming days, weeks and months.
But for now, and as all the time:
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