If this morning’s news of this fall’s premier shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and its third-person shooting element, caught you off-guard, you aren’t alone, we didn’t know what to think either.
Well, know we have substantiated information to share.
Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward community manager confirmed third-person existence in MW2, and noted that it’ll remain exclusive to a certain multiplayer playlist.
Speaking with gaming Web site Joystiq, Bowling noted:
“It’s not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game,” said Bowling. The special mode can only be played in private matches — toggled on or off just like “Hardcore” settings — or in playlists that are designated for third-person play. According to Bowling, everyone playing in a third-person playlist will be restricted to the viewpoint. “This is just another cool way to play the game,” he said, “you obviously will still have the option to play gametypes normal as well.”
Interesting. Very interesting. I’ll always know the Call of Duty franchise for its excellence in first-person design, but I’m willingly to entertain the possibility that third-person could work too. What about you?