Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is looking to up the realism factor in a big way, which will be partly accomplished through its realistic wrist-watches in multiplayer. For the uninitiated, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare watches will display the time programmed on the player's system of choice. However, there will be another option available to players in terms of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare watches, and this one is less realistic and more for amusement.
As it turns out, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has a Tamagotchi-style pet that players can equip called a TomaGUNchi. The TomaGUNchi will react to how well the player is doing in any given Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer match. For example, if players are consistently racking up kills, the TomaGUNchi will grow. However, if players fail to get many kills, the TomaGUNchi will die.
The TomaGUNchi is an example of how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is trying to avoid the grim tone of the single player campaign in the multiplayer. Whereas the single player will attempt to deal with the real horrors of war, the multiplayer is, as described by Infinity Ward developers in the past, a "playground" for the players.
This clash of tones has earned Call of Duty: Modern Warfare some criticism. There are those who feel as though the multiplayer doesn't take the real-life horrors of war seriously enough, with the prime example of this being the White Phosphorus killstreak. Since White Phosphorus is a highly controversial weapon in the real world, some have taken offense to it being given out to players as a reward in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
It doesn't appear as though Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be changing its tune, despite criticism. In fact, the game appears to be embracing the various controversies surrounding it, and leaning into shock value. It's been said in the past that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is looking to outdo Modern Warfare 2's highly controversial No Russian mission, and it looks like it's well on its way to accomplishing that goal.
As far as the single player campaign goes, one of the most controversial missions detailed so far is the child soldier mission that will show dead kids. It's unclear if other missions in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will maintain that level of intensity, or if the other missions are a bit toned down. Fans will find out when the game launches in October.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will launch on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Daily Star