In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the story doesn't end even after finishing the single-player campaign. According to Infinity Ward campaign gameplay director Jacob Minkoff, your progress will continue in a narrative-driven co-op campaign that takes place directly after the events of the single-player story.
Speaking with PlayStation Lifestyle, Minkoff confirmed that co-op mode will have its own storyline that's related to the events of Modern Warfare's single-player campaign. "We're not ready to talk about cooperative play yet, but what I will tell you is that the single-player storyline goes directly into the co-op storyline," Minkoff reveals.
"No stop. The events just continue. So those elements—gameplay, progression, story—they just continue throughout everything that we have on the disc or digital download."
In the new Modern Warfare, player progression will be continuous throughout all the different modes. So, you'll keep the same player profile throughout single-player, co-op, and multiplayer. And now it sounds like the story will carry over as well.
The narrative-based co-op mode could also be a nice replacement to the zombie mode, since it will not be appearing in this year's Modern Warfare. This is because Infinity Ward believes that the cartoonish tone of the zombie mode wouldn't mesh well with the more realistic vision for this year's Call of Duty entry.
Infinity Ward is taking the lead on this year's Call of Duty game, and it's a reimagining of its critically acclaimed Modern Warfare series. The studio is promising a more nuanced and realistic take on military violence with this year's game. We got a chance to check it out early and came away intrigued but conflicted about Modern Warfare's violent scenes.
For more coverage, check out our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare guide for more info including release date, trailers, and more.