It’s a testament to how successful and highly regarding Call of Duty‘s multiplayer is that it requires a separate trailer all for itself. While the official announcement and reveal of Black Ops Cold War dropped a few weeks ago, back then we only had a small snippet of information to go on with regards to the game’s multiplayer. Following last night, we now have a better idea of what we can expect from the annual shooter franchise’s multiplayer and it looks like more of the same…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when it still looks like so much fun! The trailer showed off a wide range of scenarios players can expect to find themselves in but didn’t show them playing terribly against a lobby of folks who’ve put hundreds of hours into the game, which is what most people will no doubt experience.
The trailer made great use of location and setting as the action unfolded across a wide variety of maps, including the streets of Miami, the dark waters of the North Atlantic ocean, the sandy deserts of Angola, forests of Uzbekistan, and uh, more forests in the Ural Mountains. It’s a great, something which Call of Duty has been rather good at but what stands out most is the lessons learned from last year’s Modern Warfare.
Vehicles have made a return and take up a great deal of screen time in the trailer. Not only do they look like imposing machines of war, they sound the part too. In fact, they sound remarkably similar to recent Battlefield games, something I’m sure Activision is pleased with because that franchise’s sound direction has always been phenomenal. Oh, it’s also worth noting that footage from the trailer was all captured on PlayStation 5, so you know it’s looking crisp.
Since Battlefield hasn’t been doing so hot lately, it makes sense that Call of Duty would diversify itself beyond the more claustrophobic, quick-paced action of older games and embrace the chaos of sprawling, dynamically shifting maps.
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is slated to launch on 13 November and customers who pre-order the game will gain access to the beta which should kick off in October.
(Source: The Verge)