The Dark Water video is known as a “vertical slice” in the Modern Warfare II game development: an interior “playable demo” that fills in as a significant pre-release achievement. It exhibits a little game part in its expected final state, featuring center elements, visuals, sound, and generally speaking player experience for the studio, its distributer and – for this situation – a large number of fans to see what these developers need to create a reality that everybody can appreciate.
In picking this Mission level to flaunt, Infinity Ward set the vibe for what Modern Warfare II is a visually stunning action-packed game that you’ll play around with this October 28… or as long as seven days sooner in the event that you carefully pre-order and exploit the Campaign Early Access.
With the assistance of developers from lead studio Infinity Ward and accomplice studio Activision Shanghai, this went into making the Dark Water Campaign mission, and a brief look into the formation of Modern Warfare II.
Modern Warfare II Lead Designer gives insights on Dark Water Balance
“Dark Water balances being completely realistic while being completely ludicrous,” said Rich Farrelly, Lead Level Designer who worked at Infinity Ward for nearly a decade. “You approach the [oil] rig, get up there, ascend, and that feels like Clean House in the last game.
And then the second half of the level, you’re doing a ramp jump into the back of a moving ship – somehow we made it work together to make it pretty badass.”
Notwithstanding Dark Water, we were shown a couple of other campaign missions, where we found out about a portion of the new movement mechanics and A.I. progressions coming to Call of Duty.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a reboot of the original Modern Warfare trilogy that shares many characters but is not set in the same continuity.
Infinity Ward art director Joel Emslie has previously called it the studio’s “magnum opus,” which is quite confident considering the acclaim the first Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 received.
We’ll know for sure when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launches on October 28 across PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5. The game will be $70, including on PC. Call of Duty: Warzone’s sequel will be coming at a later date, as well.