MC4 Profiles – Patric Mondou

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is right around the corner and we have the inside scoop on how it was made and why its gonna be even better than you expect! For today’s look behind the scenes, we sat down with the game’s Multiplayer Game Designer, Patric Mondou…

How did you get started in the gaming industry?
I was a research assistant in interactive media. I got a phone call from Gameloft, passed an interview and immediately accepted a new position! ;) I did some work on some of Gameloft’s social games, but I worked mostly on the Modern Combat Series. I’ve done MC 2, 3, and now Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour.

What was your favorite task during the development of MC4?
Designing the weapons and skills system. That part was just awesome: it’s creative, but it lets me make use of my math skills to its full extent.
We added a new attachment system that creates thousands of possibilities for weapons. I needed to make sure that specific combos were not overpowering. Balancing all of these possibilities can be very challenging, and I love good challenges!

What was your biggest challenge, working on Modern Combat 4?
Dealing with the fans’ high expectations regarding MC4 and finding out how we could outdo ourselves. I think we’ve accomplished that, though. I can’t wait to hear what they’ll have to say about it. We have better maps, better weapons, new modes and we have stronger gameplay in general. MC4 is without any doubt a huge improvement over MC3. If the fans liked MC3, they’ll definitely love the new installment, but it’s sometimes hard to even meet fan expectations in some aspects. Our game is quite ambitious. We really had some grandiose goals when designing it, we really didn’t hold back. However, it’s sometimes very hard to squeeze-in everything you have planned. But with all the cool new features we were able to fit in, I say we’ll still exceed their expectations.

The Modern Combat series still has a pretty loyal following! Do the game designers spend much time reading what’s being said out there?
Every single forum post we could find was read by at least one of us in the team, even those on fan-made websites. Although every comment is taken into consideration, we’re very aware of what can and cannot go into MC4. The comments that concern us the most are the cheater-bashing ones. We understand it is a serious issue with our multiplayer and we’re doing everything we can to fix that.

Read more of our interview with Patric & find out the latest MC4 news on the Official Modern Combat 4 website. We’ll be constantly updating the official site, so be sure to check back for more info. And as always, let us know what you think of the game in the comments!


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  • scott

    What I wanna know! Is the release date!!!!! I’m thinking next week!

  • B_Man

    Awesome just want to say in the comparison photos you have MC4 listed as Modern Combat 3

  • Niv

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  • Renato

    Why even the asphalt 7, even in ipod 5 that uses the A5 processor has had the effect that the Iphone 4s?

  • Róna Áron

    Have you realised that on the pictures with the MC series, the third one says: “Moder Combat 3: Zero Hour” ? :P FAIL (P.E.: Keep up doing the great work Gameloft! ;) Cheers)

  • Róna Áron

    Have you realised that on the pictures with the MC series, the third one says: “Moder Combat 3: Zero Hour” ? :P FAIL (P.E.: I love your games, Keep up doing the great work Gameloft! ;) Cheers)

  • Dawn

    Please support the Galaxy Note 10.1! :))

  • Lt. D

    ok I have a 4G Evo Lte I would like to play the other MC games when are going to be up and running along with the other gameloft games!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MAC

    PLZ…. MAKE THIS game (MC4) available for JAVA version!! Thanks..

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  • Dan

    MC3 was quite hard to play on the Xperia PLAY due to the right analog touch pad being 'continuous'. If you guys do optimize this game for the Xperia PLAY (Which I know you will :D) please make the right analog touch pad like NOVA 3. By that I mean swipe controls, or an option to change between the two like you have on 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six'. Thanks for the great games you have brought us, and I hope that you improve the controls from MC3 in MC4 for the amazing Xperia PLAY.

    Dan :-D

  • 13

    а игра на каком движке делается. НА Unreal Engine или нет?

    and the game on what engine is done. ON the Unreal Engine or not?

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  • http://mc4 paul_acap

    Can you guys fix this game? There’s a bunch of spam and I’m tired for commenting about this. I like this game but it’s makes me feel mad if my opponents are a bunch of scam. Thanks