Ever since the nuke dropped in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the Call of Duty series has been known for delivering over-the-top, shocking moments in its games. Modern Warfare 2 had the infamous No Russian mission, Modern Warfare 3 had the shocking camcorder footage during the London terrorist attack, and many are wondering what shocking scene will stand out in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot. Well, if studio narrative director Taylor Kurosaki is to be believed, the whole game will be on that level of intensity.
Kurosaki revealed as much to Game Informer, who posed the question to him about which scene in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare would be the equivalent of the nuke or No Russian. "The answer is it's the whole game," Kurosaki said. "I could come up with a list of like eight different things it could be. Who knows what it will be."
Much of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare single player campaign has been kept secret, but the missions we do know about both present situations and moments that could have easily been the game's No Russian-equivalent. For example, in one mission, players move through a building where they have to quickly decide who is a threat and who is not, potentially killing innocent people in the process, like a mother running to shield her baby in a crib. Another mission in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has players playing as a child soldier, and it will reportedly depict dead children - something that is rarely ever seen in video games.
If the rest of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign is able to deliver similar moments to these, then it seems as though Kurosaki isn't kidding when he says that the "whole game" could be considered on the level of No Russian or the Call of Duty 4 nuke scene. However, it remains to be seen exactly how the community will react to such an intense game.
There have already been mixed opinions about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's realistic portrayal of violence. Some have commended it from not shying away from the horrors of war, whereas others have criticized it for going too far. We'll have to wait for the game's October release date to see what the final verdict is.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer