Call of Duty has become a household name this generation. With the growth of online play and the expansion of services such as Playstation Network and Xbox LIVE, we've seen the online infrastructure of video games jump to the next level.
Some new information regarding the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 has hit the airwaves today. While we expect the technology demos released two days ago to be indicative of what the next Call of Duty will look like, the question on a lot of gamers’ minds was of the multiplayer portion.
Youtube user Matroix has pulled some information from a source that he believes to be accurate. He notes, “It’s very exciting news, indeed.”
One of the new features that he expects to be in the upcoming game is a “slide” akin to that of Call of Duty’s “Dolphin Dive,” in which the player jumps forward into a prone position while sprinting. What separates the Dolphin Dive from the new one is that players slide on their knees rather than their stomach, and can shoot mid-slide. This sounds like something out of The Matrix to us, but maybe it will fit into competitive play well.
Another movement-based ability that he thinks may be in the next game is an addition to the “prone” position that gamers have come to know so well. In this movement, the player can roll from side to side while staying in the prone position. This would come as a welcome change to gameplay, as right now gamers have to stand up, turn around and run if they are found to be at a disadvantage.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is something that isn’t necessarily new. The ability to lean out from cover has been present on the PC iterations of Call of Duty since the first Modern Warfare game. For some reason, it’s been left out of the console versions. This simple movement will be making its way to consoles in the next Call of Duty game, according to Matroix’s source.