Developer Infinity Ward revealed during its E3 Coliseum presentation that the fan-favorite Spec Ops mode will return to the series in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Infinity Ward introduced Spec Ops mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (that's not confusing) as a single-player or co-op experience where players work together to complete missions based on the single-player campaign. According to Infinity Ward Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki, the team's vision for Modern Warfare is a cohesive experience between each of the game's modes:
"When you're playing Modern Warfare, you're playing Modern Warfare," Kurosaki says. "Whether you're playing single player, or multiplayer, or co-op, you're playing in the same world."
This vision helps to inform why the studio is ditching a Zombies Mode this year. Speaking to PlayStation Lifestyle, Jacob Minkoff, the campaign gameplay director, says, "We're trying to create an authentic, realistic-feeling world. We don't have the flexibility to do something like put zombies in the game. That would compromise the feeling of playing in a world that feels realistic and authentic and relative to today's conflicts and things we face."
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on October 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.