Because the Name of Responsibility group acquired its first actual glimpse of Trendy Warfare 2 (and we’re anticipating extra later at present at Summer season Recreation Fest), loads of questions have been nonetheless left unanswered.
Happily, we acquired some new particulars from members of its Infinity Ward improvement crew, courtesy of VentureBeat.
First, as described in Eurogamer’s preview yesterday, loads of emphasis has been positioned on the engine’s fancy new water tech.
One of many methods beforehand utilized by PC gamers to realize a aggressive benefit is to decrease their graphical settings to see previous cowl, fog and different results. Would the identical challenge have an effect on Trendy Warfare 2?
“We attempt to not have that,” stated multiplayer co-design director Joe Cecot.
“In case your settings are low, we nonetheless need the identical protection, the identical remedy of water.”
Multiplayer design director Geoffrey Smith added “Even once we first approached water, it was from the angle that this ought to be an escape mechanic, not an attacking mechanic.”
“You must be capable of bounce within the water and swim away and gamers aren’t capable of see you. It has been one thing that is gone forwards and backwards… It has been a superb stability between the cloudiness, with the ability to possibly see any individual’s bubbles, however not with the ability to see every little thing.”
They have been additionally quizzed on whether or not current-gen and PC gamers may have a bonus over last-gen.
“I would not say there’s going to be a bonus,” stated co-studio head Patrick Kelly.
“I would say there are going to be some graphical – there’s going to be a constancy change that is inherent to the machine. However we go to nice lengths to be sure that equity, participant to participant, exists throughout that era of machines.”
The crew spoke a bit extra in regards to the marketing campaign and its committment to realism with the story taking heavy inspiration from real-world occasions. Final evening’s trailer confirmed Process Drive 141 deploying for a particular ops mission in Iran and later discovering a weapon which was supposedly equipped by Russia or the US. It hits a bit too near actuality.
The collection additionally has a historical past with controversy, with Trendy Warfare 2’s (2009) notorious “No Russian” mission seeing the participant gun down civilians in an airport. Trendy Warfare (2019) additionally noticed encounters with civilians and suicide bombers within the “Townhouse” missions. Would Trendy Warfare 2 have related encounters?
“We have tried to have extra of a deal with army operatives towards army operatives,” stated Kelly.
“You noticed that in Evening Struggle and issues like that. It has a extra army vibe to it. That is one thing we have endeavored to do all through the sport… I am not going to inform you there aren’t locations within the recreation the place there are clearly civilians, issues like that. However I can inform you that you just’re not participating them. We strongly discourage it on the level of failure if you happen to determine you wish to try this type of factor.”
Lastly, a cheeky query on the potential existence of a Zombies mode was shortly shut down by a PR rep: “There will likely be no Zombies.”