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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare dev urges fans to ignore “half-baked inflammatory rumours”

Art director at Infinity Ward has posted about "a developer's POV" on Reddit

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With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s release date fast approaching, news and rumours about what the game will bring are circulating, with some points – like its timed PlayStation 4 exclusive mode, Survival – confirmed, and others still a mystery. Now, developer Infinity Ward’s art director has posted about “A developer’s POV” on Reddit, calling for players to “focus” on facts about the game, and try to avoid “half-baked inflammatory rumours.”

In the post (via CharlieIntel), Joel Emslie talks about “the current drama” regarding the game, and asks players to consider the real people behind its creation when posting about their views. He then says “our interest is entirely in the game itself. There are some announcements that have come up this week that are official and some that are rumours. My ask of all of you is to focus on information that is actually fact and not get thrown off by ill-informed people that want to make a name for themselves by spreading half-baked inflammatory rumours.”

He then calls for everyone to work out “real problems together and not fairy tales of boogeymen.” In the post, Emslie also explains to readers that they’re “all being heard.”

It’s not clear in the post specifically what “drama” and “rumours” the dev’s referring to. There has been a rumour this week that lootboxes in the game (called ‘Supply Drops’) will reportedly include weapons, not just cosmetic items, which if true could be pretty game-changing – though neither this or the inclusion of Supply Drops in the game have been confirmed. We can’t say for sure, but perhaps it’s this kind of topic that Emslie is referencing in his post.

With the timed PlayStation 4 exclusivity of the game’s Survival mode (until October 1, 2020) also now announced, and some players in the community questioning this, perhaps this also feeds into the “drama” the post references – though again, it’s not totally clear.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare arrives next month, on October 25.