Modern Warfare 2 has third-person view

Written by Joe Martin

October 27, 2009 // 11:55 a.m.

Tags: #activision #bowling #call-of-duty #cod #cod6 #dedicated-servers #infinity-ward #iwnet #modern-warfare #modern-warfare-2 #mw2 #third-person

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has confirmed the existence of a third person view in the upcoming and highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in a comment to Joystiq.

According to Bowling, otherwise known as FourTwoZero, the third person view option is nothing more than "another awesome way to play the game" and one which doesn't indicate a radical change in gameplay for the series.

In fact, while the rollout of IWNet has controversially means that Modern Warfare 2 will have little in the form of mod support and dedicated servers, the third person option will only be available in specially set up servers.

"It's not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game," said Bowling, who explained that it would a multiplayer-only option for private matches and dedicated playlists.

Functioning similarly to COD4's 'Hardcore Mode', the third person option applies to everybody on that server and cannot be toggled on or off mid-match as it exists as a server setting.

"You obviously will still have the option to play gametypes normal as well," elaborated Bowling.

Bowling was reluctant to dish out many more details though and promises that more information on this "awesome way to play" will be coming in "a new awesome trailer" that Infinity Ward has got lined up for release soon. Awesome.

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