Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have a lot of things. Grit, ripped headlines, even politics – a lot of things. What it is not going to have, though, are armies of ravenous walking corpses. In an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle, Jacob Minkoff, the campaign gameplay director of the game, has confirmed that the upcoming rebooted version of Modern Warfare is not going to feature a Zombie mode.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not feature a Zombie mode

The Black Ops series from developer Treyarch were also pretty grim, but according to Minkoff, they were focused more on a "stylized, graphic novel, superhero experience," so they could pull off things such as a Zombie mode. "But for us, we’re trying to create an authentic, realistic feeling world," he said. "We don’t have the flexibility to do something like put zombies in the game. That would compromise the feeling of playing in a world that feels realistic and authentic and relative to today’s conflicts and things we face."

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The developers want to make "an authentic, realistic feeling world"

This news is not too surprising, as no previous Modern Warfare titles have ever featured a Zombie mode. The new game will have some sort of co-op play, though. Minkoff did not disclose any details about this, but he did say that "the single-player storyline goes directly into the co-op storyline. 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."

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There will be some sort of co-op

Upon revealing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Activision said that the game would focus more on the "uncomfortable realities of war" than previous installments in the series. We’ll have to wait to see if developer Infinity Ward will be able to deliver on that promise.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled to hit the market on October 25 this year.