Fans of Call of Duty franchize were eagerly waiting for some new information bits regarding the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Last week, the developers behind the title, Infinity Ward, revealed a new multiplayer trailer. While commenting on the features, the studio revealed that while the team likes battle royale, its main focus is the core multiplayer.

In an interview, Joe Cecot, the multiplayer design director at Infinity Ward stated that the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is not like Black Ops 4:

“[Infinity Ward are] big fans of battle royale. We’re excited for large player counts and things like that, but right now we’re really focused on core multiplayer.”

According to Joe Cecot, the team behind the new Call of Duty has its focus solely on creating an authentic and gritty experience. The team wants to pull back the Call of Duty series to Modern Warfare times and keep it pure. At least for now…

While Call of Duty: Balck Ops 4 features its battle royale Blackout mode, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will also include something for players looking for 100-player battles. However, according to the developers, the main large-scale multiplayer mode will be a reboot of the original Ground War. The team is hoping to launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with an option to hop into 50vs50 large scale battles which will feature cross-platform play.

It’s worth pointing out that the developers haven’t said anything regarding the possibility to add some kind of battle royale mode to the new game in the future. This might seem similar to a content launch plan used by Battlefield 5 developers; when the addition of Firestorm mode was used to resurge the game after the initial hype wore off.