Mini map will return in Call of Duty Modern Warfare: dev confirms to Voxel
During BGS 2019, we had the chance to chat with Oscar Lopez, a multiplayer designer and artist from Infinity Ward who currently works on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Among many subjects in the interview, the developer confirmed to Voxel that the mini map will be fixed again after collecting feedback from fans in the game’s Beta, which happened recently.
Since the Beta began, many players have had varying opinions about removing the mini map even in conventional modes (formerly something exclusive to Hardcore modes), as it made finding and familiarizing maps more difficult, but it also offered a new, more tactical and cautious in matches.
In particular, this was an element that I really liked. However, Lopez revealed that, in fact, this may be a factor that alienates some people, especially beginners and players who play less, as it creates obstacles for users to better understand the level design of each map. If we consider that there are now new modalities, such as Ground War, which has 64 players and a much larger space to explore, it can really be an important element to guide each player.
A game with support for many, many years
Unfortunately, Oscar Lopez was unable to share details about new modes or additions that we still don’t know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. However, the producer revealed that, unlike other titles in the franchise, the Infinity Ward subseries reboot will have support that will last for many years, possibly a decade.
In other words, this could mean adding new maps and modes throughout the life of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and making the game almost like an attractive “platform” for players to continue playing even after new releases in the franchise.
Modern Warfare: modern, not futuristic
During the interview, the producer endorsed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brings a more down to earth experience and without futuristic gadgets like the others that appeared in previous titles. However, it is worth mentioning that the game is still a fictional work and there is poetic freedom to bring contemporary military equipment.
Although I can’t confirm what exactly Modern Warfare will bring to the table, it is possible to guess that devices such as grenades that detect enemy locations and other less realistic accessories that have already appeared in the Beta are mechanics that help multiplayer to be more dynamic, but possibly we will not have anything like futuristic clothes, double jumps and other systems that have shown up in games of the past.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is just days away from launch, but Infinity Ward and Activision are keeping cards up their sleeve to offer players surprises in the final version, so you can expect a lot of new content when the game launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 25, 2019.