The New Call Of Duty Has Some Really Weird Motion Blur

If you're anything like me, motion blur is one of the first things you turn off whenever diving into the graphics options. And if you're anything like me, you're going to get real angry with the next Call of Duty.

There's been a ton of footage from the Call of Duty XP convention last weekend. And as far as the gameplay goes, it's looking real good. The remaster in particular is shaping up nicely, with all the classic maps and weapons Modern Warfare fans have come to know and love.

But there's one specific thing that looks real nasty, and that's motion blur. Now typically motion blur is an option in the video settings, along with depth of field (which blurs out surroundings whenever you activate iron sights).

But in Infinite Warfare, motion blur works a little differently. YouTuber Drift0r said that he spoke to a developer at Infinity Ward — although one with a slightly different field of expertise — who revealed that motion blur was hard coded into the engine and operated on a scale, with the developers able to tweak it up or down to their satisfaction.

The principle of adding a motion blur on a fast, crisp game has never sat well with me. Fortunately, I'm not the only one:

Fortunately, it seems like Infinity Ward are listening to feedback already. An Infinity Ward multiplayer designer earlier today revealed on the Infinite Warfare subreddit that they would "have options to turn motion blur off" and that further tweaks would be added for release.


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    Motion blur and chromatic aberration are a blight on video games.

    Games don't need to be restricted by the physical properties of actual, real world cameras, so please stop doing this! (And also bugger off with the lens flare while you're at it.)

    I find some blur to be good at times.... others too much and quite sickening

    dont get me wrong some blurr, new shaders/FX and godrays on some high textured forest can make it look amazing

    I've just been reading up on this because I've never noticed it much before, nor knew the reason for its existence. And all I can say is "why the fuck would they add this?!?!" I understand the the arguments for it, but when it is so universally hated by gamers the world over, why the fuck would you waste precious computational power to put such a shitty thing in a game?

      Because it looks closer to what we think of as film like and generally (if done right) it looks more pleasant to our eyes. Without that motion blur it tends to look cheap, closer to cheap video or tv from a few years back.

      Remember the backlash against the Hobbit in 48fps? That was pretty much because it reduced the amount of motion blur.

      It's just the exact opposite thing real competitive gamers want, they care more about parsing as much detail as possible than artistic flair.

    Benefits of PC gaming, Ability to turn off motion blur.

      Except that if you read the article or watched the video you'd see that this was an issue because it's hard coded into the engine and you can't turn it off.

        you said game engine, there a non GUI way to turn it off then isnt there.

        On console maybe. PC is a different matter. Most of these effects are coded into the engine and can be turned off through the graphics options menu. Thats how those effects work. They are coded into the engine derp.

        Did you know Advanced warfare has Motion blur coded into the game engine? Did you know you can turn it off through the options menu. Guess which game is using the same engine as Advanced warfare?

        And if you bothered to read the entire article you would have seen this at the end:

        "An Infinity Ward multiplayer designer earlier today revealed on the Infinite Warfare subreddit that they would “have options to turn motion blur off” and that further tweaks would be added for release."

        *Drops Mic

        Last edited 13/09/16 3:40 am

        "If you read the article.."

        I read the part that says:

        "An Infinity Ward multiplayer designer earlier today revealed on the Infinite Warfare subreddit that they would “have options to turn motion blur off”"

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