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Infinity Ward slam speculation about censoring Modern Warfare

Published: 26/Jun/2019 18:58 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 19:04

by Alan Bernal

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The hype around Call of Duty’s gritty and realistic take on the modern battlefield, and reassured their audience that their focus hasn’t changed.

There’s been speculation that Infinity Ward has been mulling over how intense they want their final product to be when it releases on October 25, which is making some fans a bit apprehensive about buying into the experience.

Even though the idea of any kind of censorship in the game had been put to rest before, the studio made sure to double down on their stance following a mounting wave of rumors.

Infinity WardModern Warfare might get real personal, and it doesn’t look like the studio will try to water down the experience.

What did they say?

In a June 26 message to their audience, the Modern Warfare developers touched on the hearsay about possibly changing their game in any way as the studio gets closer to their end of year launch.

“To be very clear,” Infinity Ward said in response to the swirling remarks about their game. “We’re making the exact game we want to make, and we can’t wait until October 25th.”

Going by the little footage fans have been able to see, it looks like Modern Warfare is going to introduce to its players a more personal, surreal view of war not seen for a long time in the Call of Duty franchise.

While this obviously means that game will have tight shooting mechanics and great environments to look at, it seems fans looking for a gripping story can rest assured knowing that the devs won’t be veering from their original concept.

Modern Warfare’s director also responded to the claims

In a previous report from Kotaku, there was an instance in which the studio seemed to be censoring some dialogue in their campaign because of its disturbing nature.

At the thought of it, fans instantly voiced their concerns about the possible changes, and Studio Narrative Director at Infinity Ward Taylor Kurosaki personally chimed in to quell their concerns, saying: “We never would. Those are rumors. Not true.”

While audiences wait for the first sign of gameplay from the Modern Warfare crew, it looks like whatever they end up with will be undeterred by any ideas of censoring their game.

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Black Ops Cold War PlayStation-exclusive Zombies mode revealed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 18:41

by Tanner Pierce

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Just a few short weeks ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s official launch, Activision and Sony have announced a brand new Zombies: Onslaught mode. It will be exclusive to PlayStation consoles, at least for a little while, before coming to other platforms.

According to PlayStation, a new Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode titled Onslaught will be exclusively available to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players for almost an entire year before coming to other platforms.

The mode itself is a simple variation of the classic Zombies experience: Two players will be dropped into maps from the game’s base multiplayer mode and will be forced to fight the undead in specific sections of the map, marked by a Dark Aether Orb. After taking out enough enemies, the section will move, forcing the player themselves to move as well.

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Onslaught players will be dropped into multiplayer maps and forced to fight the undead.

Like the normal Zombies mode in Black Ops Cold War, players will be able to use their custom classes in Onslaught, allowing you to fight the way that you want. This is certainly a welcome addition, although an expected one.

During the match itself, different enemies will spawn in, including a type called Elites. Taking out these zombies is apparently be what players should shoot for (no pun intended) when fighting through Onslaught matches, as they’ll directly affect your ranking when you finish.

Depending on the rank you achieve, you’ll be able to earn rewards for both Multiplayer and Zombies, further bridging the two modes. Currently, it’s unknown exactly what the rewards are, although it’ll more than likely be calling cards, emblems, and weapon blueprints.

While this news is certainly exciting for PlayStation players, fans on Xbox and PC are going to, once again, be left in the dark until November 1, 2021. Modern Warfare’s Survival mode was exclusive to PS4 in 2019 and, while it ended up not being received very well, it was still a bummer for players on other platforms as it was content that was simply locked out.

Black Ops Cold War is set to release on PS4, PS5, the Xbox family of consoles, and PC on November 13, 2020.