Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer reveal has made waves. And we got to know that the wristwatches will show real time. But Infinity Ward’s obsession with wristwatches doesn’t end there. Now we know that there will be an equippable wristwatch with a Tamagotchi-like game. Remember those cute cretins? However, the Tamagotcotchi lives and evolves as the player eliminates the competition.
Studio art director Joel Emslie talked about it with Daily Star at the multiplayer reveal event.
The wristwatches we have in the game… people have really picked up on that, and they’re curious to know more about how things are going to be developed with that.
For example, we’ve got one we call the TomaGUNchi – it’s a Tamagotchi that feeds on kills. It’s a one-off we got creative with. I said to our engineers: “Can you make it so that whilst we’re playing and I get kills in multiplayer, it kinda lives and grows?
The TomaGUNchi won’t simply exist during the mode. It will also accompany you when you’re just dawdling around.
‘And it’ll ultimately sit on your Gunsmith workbench and you can see how it’s doing. So you can check in on it from time to time and think, “oh shit, I gotta feed the TomaGUNchi.”’
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is being touted as being a military simulator instead of an arcade shooter. In the past, Call of Duty had become confused. It took to space in the heavily panned, Infinite Warfare. Then it went back to World War 2 in Call of Duty World War 2.
Therefore, this game return to 21st century warfare is much welcomed. Infinity Ward’s focus on realism is evident by a lot of details. This includes authentic bullet drop, a feature that Battlefield fans used to mock Call of Duty fans with. Other than that, bullets penetrating walls and authentic sounds and motion are other things that this installment boasts.
But the inclusion of the TomaGUNchi, proves that Infinity Ward devs aren’t averse to a little silliness. In a game that won’t have the Zombies mode, this little break from realism might be needed. Lets see how it works out.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 25.