Call Of Duty Modern Warfare’s Captain Price has a new voice. It’s something hard to notice from the trailer but the game’s campaign gameplay director has now confirmed that Captain Price voice actor is changed. New Captain voice actor is Barry Sloane, who has replaced the original voice actor Billy Murray.
Without a doubt, Barry Sloane’s voice suits very well with the young version of Captain Price, but there’s more to it. According to the gameplay director, Sloane is not just doing an impression of Price. Instead, Sloane is doing his version of the character. In short, Sloane is rebooting the character just like the game for upcoming Modern Warfare games in the franchise.
As explained by studio Infinity Ward, casting Sloane is a similar approach to recasting James Bond with a new actor.
Infinity Ward narrative director Taylor Kurosaki said:
Rather than trying to replicate [him], which actor looks like Price? Which actor sound like the old Price? It’s like, no, which actor has the sense of Price? Which actor embodies the spirit of a guy who’s rogue, of a guy who bends the rules, of a guy who works in the shadows to get shit done?
Furthermore, Sloane has Tier 1 experience as well. That’s because Sloane has played the United States Navy SEAL Joe “Bear” Graves in History Channel’s SIX, which is a show about members of Navy SEAL. Sloane has also acted in other shows like Revenge and Hollyoaks.
Sloane’s appearance in History Channel’s SIX means that he has received some training. “Barry Sloane has gone through an equivalent of BUD/S [Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. A Navy SEAL training, which is just incredibly difficult. I would die. Literally, not figuratively,” campaign gameplay director Jacob Minkoff said.
According to Kurosaki, Sloane is the perfect new pick for Captain Price voice actor. The new Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Captain Price voice actor has also played all of the previous Modern Warfare games to better understand the character and to create his own version of the character. With all that said, we are really excited to hear Sloane in the upcoming game and also get to play as him.
On the other hand, Billy Murray’s removal doesn’t surprise us because he’s now 77 years old, which makes it hard for him to do motion capture.
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Captain Price is the only confirmed playable character so far in the game as seen in the trailer. However, we did get to see some other old comrades in the trailer. We saw Sargent Garrick in the trailer along with Colonel Norris. As for now, Colonel Norris seems to be an antagonist of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We will see more of the game at E3 2019.
Interested folks can watch the game trailer below to hear the new voice of Captain Price along with other characters.
That’s it comrades, get ready to play as the new version and young version of Captain Price when Call of Duty Modern Warfare releases on October 25 for Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC platform. The upcoming COD game is also said to support cross-play for the first time in Call of Duty franchise.