There's not much in this world that gets gamers as excited as a new Call of Duty, which is why everyone was stoked to hear that Activision and Infinity Ward will be dropping the game's 2019 instalment on 25 October.
Described as a 'soft reboot' of the first game from the Modern Warfare series, the new release will be the 16th CoD title and will simply be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
So far, so good. However, if you were hoping to battle the undead, you're out of luck, as the zombie mode won't be featured in the latest edition.
There is good reason for this though, as the game is taking a more realistic approach (you know, the kind of reality where zombies and aliens don't exist).
Modern Warfare will still have a new co-op mode alongside its campaign and competitive multiplayer, with the three modes all working together to give off an authentic military feel.
Per the synopsis for campaign mode: "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engulfs fans in an incredibly, raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivalled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war."
Campaign gameplay director Jacob Minkoff went on to explain in an interview with Playstation Lifestyle: "We're trying to create an authentic, realistic feeling world. 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."
Minkoff compared the upcoming game to the Black Ops series, stating: "Because they [Treyarch, the team behind Black Ops] focus on more of the stylised, graphic novel, super-hero experience, they can have the much more 'out there' different types of gameplay in their games."
While a few gamers are sad to see there'll be no zombie mode for Modern Warfare, for the most part it looks like fans are ready for a grittier spin on the Call of Duty experience.
Of course, we were kind of prepared for this anyway, as some of the information had already been leaked after the game was shown to press, YouTubers and streamers.
Kotaku reported: "It'll be heavy on troubling, realistic emotional moments, very much inspired by the controversial 'No Russian' campaign in Modern Warfare 2 that allowed the player to gun down civilians."
With so much going on, it looks like there won't even be any time to think about the missing zombies. October can't come soon enough.Featured Image Credit: Activision