The official launch trailer for the remastered edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has gone up and out to the public as both Activision and Infinity Ward prepare for the release of the game and the newest entry in the series, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
The trailer starts with a helicopter dropping in Price and crew on a naval carrier. We then get a clip of various other scenes as the game, mostly taken from cinematics. The trailer comes in at just under two minutes and really has absolutely no theme or sense of pacing about it. It’s just a collection of non-connected scenarios involving explosions, helicopter crashes and shootouts. You can check it out below.
I don’t know about you, but that trailer really does nothing for me.
Usually Activision is on the ball when it comes to promotional packages and they have a way with getting the hype rolling for Call of Duty games, but here they have nothing. It’s literally just a collage of sequences put together as if it went through some kind of computer algorithm that made the trailer for them.
Usually Call of Duty trailers have catchy tunes, a thematic pace to their presentation and something for viewers to latch onto. For instance, take a trip back down memory lane when trailers like the one below made you blow a wad in your pants.
Anyway, these days it’s all about trying to lure people back to the series… except for with that launch trailer.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is Activision’s ace in the hole… a way to compensate for the lack of interest in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The games will likely appeal to die-hard fans and casuals this holiday season, so there’s no need to worry about Activision’s pocket books this fall.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is being forcibly packaged in with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, so you’ll have to buy one to get the other. You can look for both games to launch on November 4th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.