I haven’t touched Call of Duty multiplayer since Modern Warfare 3 back in 2011. I haven’t really been on PvP shooters in general lately, largely because of how much COD influenced so many other games. I’m not saying the changes Infinity Ward is making to this year’s Modern Warfare are definitely bringing me back, but they at least have me looking in its general direction and trying out the 2v2 public alpha this weekend.
What has me interested is for once they seem willing to subtract things from the game rather than just piling on more and more every year, and what they’re adding seems subtle, but potentially significant. The whole MW reboot project seems like for once they’re carefully stepping back and taking a hard look at everything they’ve been doing since the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007. Continue reading