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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Dev Responds To Mini-Map Controversy

Infinity Ward revealed last week that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the next instalment in the multi-million selling first-person shooter franchise, will not feature a mini-map in multiplayer. While this ostensibly makes things more realistic, not everyone was happy at the news, leading to a lot of backlash from fans on social media.

Now, the studio has responded to the controversy on Twitter, and noted that players will be able to see their teammates through walls, something which wasn’t made clear during the initial multiplayer reveal.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Mini-Map Controversy Addressed By Dev

First up, Chris Atchison commented:

I want to clarify that you will be able to see teammates through walls, but this feature was not included in the multiplayer reveal build due to a bug. It IS in the game, however.

Joel Emslie, Infinity Ward’s studio art director, chimed in with the following, and also suggested that players wait until they experience Modern Warfare in the beta and/or full game before passing judgment.

You will still be able to judge/predict spawns and choose how to navigate based off of your teammates positioning. That hasn’t changed. The most productive way to go about this is to let everyone play the game/beta and think for themselves. There has been enough feedback given on first impressions of viewing. Its important that feedback be based on experience and not second hand.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is due for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on October 25. Despite rumours of a battle royale mode in the game, Infinity Ward has revealed that it’s currently focused on the core multiplayer experience, although says it’s still a fan of the genre.

One of the biggest additions for Modern Warfare is cross-platform play, which is a first for the franchise.

Source: PSLS