New details have been released for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, including a new third-person mode.
Call of Duty has historically been a first-person series. This is part of what made it hard to get the hang of it when I got involved with the franchise all those years ago. But if you have a friend who is challenged in first-person, Modern Warfare 2’s new third-person mode could be the ticket to getting them involved.
The new information comes courtesy of Call of Duty: Next – the dedicated showcase covering the future of the series, including Warzone 2 and the upcoming Call of Duty mobile title. You can check out the trailer below, which easily starts with the third-person mode announcement.
Change in view
There’s only a brief second or two showing off Call of Duty’s new third-person mode. But it looks like it’s only in third person while you’re freaking out on the map.
As soon as you aim, it switches to first person. The feature has been a labor of love and has been in the works for a while. Infinity Ward’s co-design director (and former multiplayer designer) Joseph Cicot says “it’s a modifier of our game”.
Call of Duty’s third-person mode is also coming to VR – possibly something for PSVR 2 fans. It also mentions a ‘water camera’ and ‘vehicle camera’ which are presumably variants in the different environments.
Cicot says the mode is coming this year, so it will no doubt be released in Modern Warfare 2 at launch. Call of Duty players can now prepare for the Modern Warfare 2 beta, which starts tomorrow for PlayStation players.