COD4 trailer now playing

First look at series' Modern Warfare now available on GameSpot; extended cut airing on game's official Web site.

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In the past week, Call of Duty fans have been mercilessly teased by the companies behind the franchise. First, an Infinity Ward employee stated that the developer had some big news coming up this weekend but declined to give any insight as to what it would be. Then, Activision confessed that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was in the works...and that it would forego a World War II setting and time warp the series up to modern times.

Those two bits of information had the COD faithful drooling, but they had no visual evidence. Today, the world premiere of the game's trailer was shown during the NFL Draft, and now, the video is up on GameSpot to view.

Beginning with a shot of a mustachioed man in a helicopter, the trailer displays a flurry of environments, vehicles, and soldiers. The game appears to take place in multiple settings, perhaps the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Attack helicopters, naval vessels, and tanks are all prominently shown off, but it is unclear how many of them are interactive. As for the soldiers, some are outfitted in standard-issue military gear, while others are decked out in sniper or special operatives gear.

An unrated and extended version of the trailer is also playing at the game's official Web site, which just went live today. Activision has not yet revealed any platforms for the game.

Discussion

618 comments
opollo
opollo

all i can say abt this game is that i hate the fact that you dont need medics to heal, i think the game is a bit crap in that sense. Least in BF2 you ave to play with the amount of energy left after a fight until u find a medic, which i feel is far superior to that of COD games... I think the game looks great but needs alittle realism to make it even better...

psdsoldier25
psdsoldier25

All i can say is "Awesome"...I cant wait.

grassgreener12
grassgreener12

its amazing that it took this long for IW and Activision to make a futuristic fps....BF has this paticular FPS genre for itself, but with the great minds at both these companies, BF will have a hard time being better that COD.. That's a good thing. that means that both these companie will have to compete with each other and the result means better games for us

vinumohan
vinumohan

Hope it is World war III with US and China against each other.

Emianuel
Emianuel

Looks good, I only hope they dont forget to add that special ingedient they use. That brotherhood feeling when fighting, like the pegasus bridge mission in COD 1, and those raging battles like in COD 2. and a good storyline and enough questions answerd in the game, not one of those games were you dont know f*** about what you'r doing in your mission. Looking forward to discover what kind of conflict it is this time; hope its WW3 or something, and not one of those cliché battle between russia and america, Cold wars is over! if you can even call it a war. Anyhow hope the guys make good work of it and pleas me well. grtz Emanuel T

Blueberrypie880
Blueberrypie880

i cant wait till this comes out has anyone heard about any release date, i heard that they want to release a COD game every year, switching between Treyarch and Infinity Ward every other year

pkdorx3
pkdorx3

Looks like a Battlefield killer, but if any franchise can take on BF its indefinitely CoD. and Yup WW2 is a great setting and all but we need some vriety. Fictional or not so fictional but done well. I already Wet my pants!!!

Lorondo-
Lorondo-

I'm extremelly pleased that Call of duty is changing to Modern warfare. WWII is getting so old, and there isint nearly enough good modern FPS games. I remember playing Call of duty 3 one time and saying to myself "This is great but if there was a modern FPS like this, it would be much better" and here it is.

SinneR6664ever
SinneR6664ever

I think it is good for the series to go a different direction. I dont think its going to stop here though, I can see great wars of the past too. [cough]Persian War [cough][cough] At any rate this game is going to be awesome. Im hoping for X360 and PS3 versions also. ACHIEVEMENTS! ACHIEVEMENTS!! ACHIEVEMENTS!!!

AbStractWARior
AbStractWARior

that may be so dragotto, but they will stretch the truth a bit to make it a fast- paced war game. I think its a realy good change of pace to take a seris that would been left for dead in genre that is running out of originality that call of duty has when infinity ward makes the game. and there was just peop;le getting gassed in ww1

Dragotto
Dragotto

i feel that i should have explained a bit more of what i was saying about making a WW1 game. WW1 wasn't just trench warfare, it was the first war that aircrafts were used as a fighting vehicle, and there were also enormous battle ships that fought one another. Besides, large assaults do not exists anymore. All that happens is that a handful of soldiers get surrounded and they call either air support or artillery. The war in Iraq is nothing more then a couple of small skirmishes that end up with a few civilians dead and the insurgents hightailing it out of their. What i am trying to say is if they can make a game about the civil war, then why not give The Great War a shot. One last thought, the name Call of Duty sucks for a modern war setting. Call of Duty means that something terrible happened "pearl harbor", and the youth of this country must answer the threat "Japan, Germany, and Fascist Italy" with overwhelming power. This title would only go good with the war on Afghanistan or even a possible future conflict with Iran. Not a fictional world war. They should call it Modern Warfare: Dawn of a New Era. And thats all i have to say about that.

sneepydeepy
sneepydeepy

looks crazy but is it based on the ongoing war now or some made u crap?

wh1te_m4trix
wh1te_m4trix

People that said that the game would look crappy are very wrong, im faithful to COD series and it looks awesome. A must have for me.

djtrotte
djtrotte

I don't mean to rain on everyone's parade, but this is a lovely little FMV trailer only. For one thing, COD has always been fun, but way too linear for my liking. For this reason, no, at this stage I don't see this as a Battlefield 2 killer. Not to say that it won't look the Sh*t when it comes out, but I personally play for the constant push, not the storyline. I'm waiting for Battlefield: Bad Company myself

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

It looks like a Battlefield 2 killer!

Sharvie
Sharvie

It looks excellent, i can't wait.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

did i see SAS???? on the plane??? who else knows what i mean... looks like a CSS SAS character model

stfolife
stfolife

uhhh it looked liked vietnam then it looked like mgs3 then it looked like snakes on a plane then it looked like the middle east the it looked like so al qauida dude (i know thats not how you spell it) and finaly it looked like well the middle east again

alberto2045
alberto2045

thats was so awsome, now that game is going to be nice I thought they were goign to have robots and all that but real people nice!!!!

Eladavus
Eladavus

OMG how cool was the dog??!!

Nicekebabkillen
Nicekebabkillen

this will remind a little bit of the new Battlefield: bad company. It had the same experience on the trailer with the "good looking" video here. I´m looking so much forward to these two game-titles:P...got no ps3 yet..but hope they will release BF:Bad company to the pc also..you never know right?:)

ball_of_air
ball_of_air

This is certainly an Advanced Warfighter beater

thisisadodge
thisisadodge

Cool Trailer. I agree with the others.. wtf is with the fast montage? I like the sound of this new direction. I loved all of the call of duty games, PC and 360 alike, but I think we all need something different. You can only kill so many nazis before you start to feel deja vu'. This looks great so far! Can't wait to see more trailers! WTB In-Game footage!

hidys
hidys

"You really know nothing or not interested in teasing or anything artistic. I'm sure you're one of those guys that goes up to a girl & yells "INTERCOURSE?"" LOL

FragsPerSecond
FragsPerSecond

Great!....now for the matter of upgrading to DX10 (if it supports it which it SHOULD but idk) and other little things that vista sucked out of my PC performance...cpu, ram (major), and that's really it...

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

"vf21x why the super fast montage???!!! Just show a decent trailer man!!!!" You really know nothing or not interested in teasing or anything artistic. I'm sure you're one of those guys that goes up to a girl & yells "INTERCOURSE?"

bam29
bam29

yea, it's finaly moved on to modern day warfar. WWII is cool but it's been used way too much now.

seaturtlepie
seaturtlepie

at least the series is returning to it's pc roots, but still satisfying my 360 desires

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

i agree with cenobyte21 - loved COD3 - best shooter ever in my opinion - and yeah the WWII games are getting too common - so i just hope COD does a good job of making a modern war game - but if anyone is gunna do it, the COD series can And btw, i just watched the extended trailer on the official website, and i guarantee everyone here, that it takes place in the future. Not far in the future, i mean, the near future. Because the action seems to intense to be from the Iraqi war right now. And in one scene there was some sort of high-tech metalic tubular thing opening in the ground - nuclear missile perhaps? Thats why i say it takes place in the future. And btw, the game looks insane. Graphics are i think maybe even better than COD3, and COD3 was unbelievably realistic. Well, cant wait for it to come out!

vf21x
vf21x

why the super fast montage???!!! Just show a decent trailer man!!!!

cenobyte21
cenobyte21

Awesome, totally awesome. I knew it was only a matter of time before game developers ran out of WW2 stories to turn into games. Im highly anticipating this new title. Im still wondering why there hasnt been any WW1 games to come out in this 10+ yr long flurry of war games? ill also go on record saying that in 10 yrs or less, there will be a game made revolving around the current war. anyone taking bets?

Shishio817
Shishio817

"erm........... i wanted korea,vietnam, russians in afghanistan, 1st gulf war etcccccccccccc" The trailer looks like it could have any number of different places...the range in environments there was pretty impressive. This game looks AWESOME!!!

wild_world_girl
wild_world_girl

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wild_world_girl
wild_world_girl

Absolutely amazing trailer, and it will be my first COD game.

haesuse
haesuse

yeah caught the trailer at its worlwide TV premiere and i gotta say it looked promising. also i am very glad its now modern combat. however there will be a stiff competition in the modern warfare section with multiple EA games coming out as well as new SOCOM, all with a proven track record in online console gaming.

killerchurro
killerchurro

well, there was a dark age of WWII games, until COD came and set the benchmark. nowadays, there is a dark age of modern warfare games, and Infinity Ward needs once again to work its magic

riverdragon13
riverdragon13

Wow that trailer looks so badass. The COD series was definately stagnant very glad to see a change.

kerrman
kerrman

Well. That got ME pumped. Looks like they may be taking the right direction with modern warfare.

badjames
badjames

If this is modern warfare then it should be callled "Drafted to Duty Against Your Will to Fight an Unjust War". Anyway, I'm not tired of WWII games and i probably never will be but this is an interesting change for the franchise and i hope they do something original with this game and not something that has been done.