A new Modern Warfare Remastered video shows off gameplay from the game’s first mission “Crew Expendable”, showing off the new graphics and gameplay that the remastered version has improved over the original Modern Warfare, which came out in 2007. And, long story short, it looks absolutely beautiful.
“Crew Expendable” kickstarts the plot of Modern Warfare, when Soap McTavish, the British (and eventually only) protagonist of the game, goes in with his team of Special Air Service soldiers in order to retrieve a suspected nuclear warhead. While we only see the beginning and ending segments of the mission, what we do see allows the upgraded graphics and visuals to shine.
In the Modern Warfare Remastered video we get to see how much better the game’s water effects look, along with better lighting both from regular light sources and from various explosions.
The game’s character models also look much more detailed, with their faces moving in much more believable and detailed ways.
The Modern Warfare Remastered video only shows off the very first mission that you play, as well. While there are other games that might have been more visually impressive, rain and fire are some of the most difficult challenges for developers to make look good, so Crew Expendable was a good mission to show off.
Personally, however, I’d like to see how the first Chernobyl mission looks. There’s not really much there that you could call “visually stunning”, but there’s a certain charm that you would probably be able to see in the devastated locales of Pripyat, especially as you reach the end of the level and get into the city itself.
Modern Warfare Remastered is going to be releasing alongside Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare when it releases in November, but how many people actually buy the game for Modern Warfare instead of actually playing Infinite Warfare remains to be seen.