Activision is bringing back “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” with a few updated features. The new game launches on October 25th, and the publisher calls the installment, “a powerful experience reimagined from the ground up.”

The new game will support crossplay, allowing PC players to battle console players in the warzone, and team up with their friends.

Activision is publishing the game, which is being developed by Infinity Ward. Players take part in a modern-day conflict, where split-second decisions could affect the global balance of power. The publisher added, “The new Modern Warfare features a unified narrative experience and progression across a heart racing, epic single-player story, an action-packed multiplayer playground, and new cooperative gameplay.”

“This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way,” said Dave Stohl, co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. “We are creating an emotionally charged experience that’s inspired by the headlines in the world today, where the rules are grey and battle lines are blurred. Players will join a varied cast of international special forces and freedom fighters in gripping and heart-pounding missions through iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. It’s intense, it’s exciting, and we can’t wait for our fans to play this October.”

“Every design decision has been made with our players in mind,” said Patrick Kelly, Creative Director and co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. “With the launch of Modern Warfare, we’re taking steps to unite the community. First, we plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support. Second, we’re eliminating the traditional season pass, so that we can deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players. This is just the beginning – there’s much more to come.”

The new game is built on a new engine. The new tech utilizes a new physically-based material system for photogrammetry and a new hybrid tile-based streaming system. The upgrades also include a new PBR decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR support, DirectX Ray tracing support on the PC, and a new GPU geometry pipeline.

The publisher also stated that spectral rendering delivers thermal heat radiation and infrared identification for both thermal and night-vision in-game imaging. The technical investment provides a cutting edge animation and blend shape system, while the new suite of audio tools supports full Dolby ATMOS, on supported platforms, along with the latest in audio simulation effects.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release globally on October 25th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The title features a fully-optimized PC version, developed in partnership with Beenox, which will be available exclusively on Blizzard Battle.net

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