This morning, a video leaked of a third-person mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, thanks to early copies of the game being sold wherever. Although it was a given, Infinity Ward’s come right out and confirmed it. It’s limited, though.
“3rd Person is a new playlist mode in Multiplayer,” Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling said. “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.”
Third-person isn’t something you can toggle in and out of, Bowling explained. Everybody you play in third-person multiplayer with will also be playing in third-person.
“When you’re in a 3rd Person playlist you can’t toggle in and out, you’re always in 3rd person,” he says, adding “You can’t toggle 3rd person view on or off in a standard game type either, people in 3rd person can’t play with people in 1st person, they’re entirely different game modes. This is just another way to play the game.”