Yesterday a certain video was circulated around the web, and was watched probably more than Kim Kardashian’s sex tape. It was leaked footage from Infinity Wards upcoming shooter (can’t say FPS anymore) Modern Warfare 2. Now this said video that had nerds and wannabe online commandos sweating showcased a certain feature which before yesterday was never spoken of, even by IW themselves. It was an online only 3rd person mode. I would link you to the video, but it has since been removed from youtube due to “copyright restrictions”. When asked about it, Robert Bowling IW’s community manager responded by saying:
“3rd Person is a new playlist mode in Multiplayer…So you can play your favorite playlists [or] game types, like Team Deathmatch just standard, or in Hardcore mode ([with] limited HUD and increased bullet damage) or in the new 3rd Person mode, which means you and everyone in the game is in 3rd person…When you’re in a 3rd Person playlist you can’t toggle in and out, you’re always in 3rd person…You can’t toggle 3rd person view on or off in a standard game type either, people in 3rd person can’t play with people in 1st person, they’re entirely different game modes. This is just another way to play the game.”
In other words, don’t think for a second that you’ll be going all SOCOM on people when their walking around in FPS-mode. No, 3rd person is a set game type and when it’s chosen everyone has to play in that mode. All I can think is, my poor Uncharted 2, will never get played again. Sigh.
Since the video has been taken down all that we have to show you is this crumby screenshot from it: