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Modern Warfare 2 Will Get Third-Person View Mode

Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling has seen a lot of time in the news lately, and today is no exception. Robert Bowling confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would be getting a third-person view mode after a homemade video was leaked this morning showing the third-person view. The third-person view mode will have limited use, though.

“It’s not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game,” said Bowling. The special mode can only be played in private matches — toggled on or off just like “Hardcore” settings — or in playlists that are designated for third-person play. According to Bowling, everyone playing in a third-person playlist will be restricted to the viewpoint. “This is just another cool way to play the game,” he said, “you obviously will still have the option to play gametypes normal as well.”

UPDATE: More information was made available today about the third-person mode, via Kotaku. According to Robert Bowling, “3rd Person is a new playlist mode in Multiplayer,””So you can play your favorite playlists [or] game types, like Team Deathmatch just standard, or in Hardcore mode ([with] limited HUD and increased bullet damage) or in the new 3rd Person mode, which means you and everyone in the game is in 3rd person.”

The highly anticipated Modern Warfare 2 is still facing a lot of controversy even after the announcement that it would ship with Steamworks. The internet petition has now reached over 160,000 signatures.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released on November 10th for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.