Rumor: Modern Warfare 2 With a Third-Person Perspective?

Okay, I am thoroughly confused by this one. I’m a big supporter of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” game design method, so I’m a little puzzled as to why Infinity Ward thought that their upcoming blockbuster needed a third-person multi-player mode. The following video was taken off a live stream of someone in France (the big source for all leaks, apparently) showing off the supposed alternate view point for Modern Warfare 2. It certainly looks legit, but I’d wait until an official comment comes from Infinity Ward before going too crazy. I mean, those poor guys have enough problems as it is.

The video is of questionable quality, which is a natural consequence of recording off a live stream. It shows the action well enough, and it does look like MW2. The third-person modes in question appear to be Team Death Match and Cage Match, so I wouldn’t expect to see this camera option appear in the campaign or SpecOps. What do you guys think? True or fake, and is this a weird move for the series?

Edit: So, it looks like this is true. Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling confirmed the existence of a couple third-person playlists, citing it as “another way to play”.

Source: Destructoid

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12 thoughts on “Rumor: Modern Warfare 2 With a Third-Person Perspective?”

  1. Apparently the video has been blocked in my region, but I know there’s a console command in the PC version of CoD4 that lets you see yourself in third person. It’s really hard to use, though, since the game was meant to be first person.

    Anyway, if it’s the PC version, that’s a likely reason, if it’s the 360/PS3 version, I don’t know.

  2. Apparently it’s no rumor. Confirmed by IW themselves there’s going to be 3rd person playlists separating the community into hardcore, core, and now 3rd person players.

  3. Also not available here in Canada. Either way, if it’s optional, I really couldn’t care less. Anyone remember the 1st person view in Hitman 2? (Lol). The more options the better, some kids might want to play 3rd person and all the more to them. Lets see if they can kill me while I’m in 1st person =D.

  4. [quote comment=”8875″]Also not available here in Canada. Either way, if it’s optional, I really couldn’t care less. Anyone remember the 1st person view in Hitman 2? (Lol). The more options the better, some kids might want to play 3rd person and all the more to them. Lets see if they can kill me while I’m in 1st person =D.[/quote]

    I’m in Canada and I can watch the video o-o. (Toronto)

    + 3rd person players will have the advantage of being able to peak past corners

  5. Why would you doubt them? Have they really done anything wrong so far? If they think it will work, I say give them the benefit of the doubt

  6. [quote comment=”8878″][quote comment=”8875″]

    + 3rd person players will have the advantage of being able to peak past corners[/quote]

    Actually, everyone in the game has to be 3rd person. It’s a new playlist for online, you can’t play 1st with others playing 3rd.

  7. @ wargeragon

    They embeded a different video shortly after I posted. I can watch THIS video. The original one was taken down / blocked.

    @ Anthony.

    That’s what I figured. It wouldn’t make sense at all to have 3rd person players and 1st person players match up haha. I think it’s definitely interesting. And if kids really want to play that way, let them. I don’t have a problem with it, I’ll be in 1st person regardless!

  8. Little off topic guys, just got another WTF from IW.

    SPOILERS

    Apparently there’s going to be a single-player level where you’re a terrorist…massacering civilians…

    W.T.F.

    And I’d heard that the AC-130 mission in CoD4 was a tad controversial…

  9. Yeah, that looks a lot like the third person view in CoD4. If anyone has the PC version, start up a local server, enable cheats, and type “/cg_thirdPerson 1” in the console (without quotes), if you didn’t know already.

  10. More MW2 news… theres a spec ops mission where one person is on the ground and another is in the ac130… g4tv did an exclusive on it.

  11. Someone in France keeps putting up videos of himself playing MW2; the jerk has even gone so far as to post the opening cinematic!

    I’m putting the kibosh on MW2 leaks. We seriously can’t wait two weeks?

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