It’s been a while since I’ve seen a developer or publisher spend big bucks on a big stupid video game announcement, but here comes Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The remake of the famous (and infamous?) Infinity Ward’s first -person shooter will be released on October 28, and Activision Blizzard has decided to reveal some of their character art via a real-world freighter.
Here is a video:
Yes. They put some of the character art on the harbor in Long Beach, California, and the rest on the surface of a freighter. Then they slowly, arguably expensively, maneuvered the freighter into port to complete the picture. Why? I do not know what to tell you.
Modern Warfare 2 is a sequel to the Modern Warfare 1 remake from 2019, and I’m assuming it’s also a remake of the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009. It stars Captain Price, Soap MacTavish, and a handful of characters. other characters, old and new, as they save the world via various Bond-ian shenanigans and perhaps courting the headlines. You can see all of the characters featured in the video above, minus the dive drone photography, on the Call Of Duty site.
The Modern Warfare remake released in 2019 was the best-selling Call Of Duty of all time, so I’m interested to know if the sequel has the same draw. I suspect people don’t have quite the same nostalgia for MW2. The Call Of Duty series has also seemingly fallen on tougher times recently, with last year’s Vanguard seemingly underperforming in sales and the free-to-play battle royale Call Of Duty: Warzone losing popularity amid issues with cheaters.
If nothing else, it’s nice to have a release date for a game coming out in the second half of this year, even if it’s the predictable annual Call Of Duty.