Hmm…maybe this is one of the "big surprises" Infinity Ward told us about a few weeks ago.
The rumors that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 might somehow offer the option to play from a third-person perspective have actually been confirmed as truth. Earlier, leaked media showed what appeared to be a menu option for a third-person perspective and then, in a G4TV promotional e-mail sent to Ripten , we hear about "never before seen co-op play from two wildly different perspectives." It didn't take long for IW community manager Robert Bowling to confirm everyone's suspicions but also clarifies that it's "not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game." You can toggle it for private matches online and once selected, everyone will have to play from that view; Bowling just calls it "another cool way to play the game." Clearly, this is a game that thrives on the strength of its extremely polished first-person shooter mechanic but if everyone hasn't noticed, third-person shooters are definitely holding their own this generation. The PS3 exclusive franchise Uncharted and the Xbox 360 exclusive series Gears of War are great examples.
The only question is, will you be interested in trying out this third-person view in Modern Warfare 2 ? Is this something that can be viewed as an appreciated option or little more than an additional gimmick? Your call.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2