Awhile back right when Vince and Zampella left Infinity Ward we started hearing about an Action Adventure game in development by Sledgehammer games. Apparently we will never see that game because it was killed in prototype. When they got the chance to work on Modern Warfare 3 rather than it’s offshoot they abandoned what they say was a compelling looking prototype in order to work on the main entry in the franchise.
I can say with certainty that I would have played a 3rd person Call of Duty, but as it stand I have little to no interest in the newest game in the series, especially with the large amount of other more interesting shooters on their way. What about you guys? Are you looking forward to the new Call of Duty or would you rather them have done something new with the franchise.
After a semi-boring teaser trailer, we actually get a full reveal trailer! As you can see, it is indeed Call of Duty. It is also indeed modern and warfare for the third time. After the jump you can see the trailer. As we heard with the previous leak, much of it takes place in cities around the world within the United States and Europe. But otherwise, it looks like Call of Duty.
The trend for the last couple of years is to have an actual full gameplay video at E3, generally during Microsoft’s conference. So unless Activision is pulling out something early, we should be seeing more then.
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Do you like green lines? Activision must think we do, becuase that’s all you’ll see in this Modern Warfare 3 teaser! Well, that’s a lie. There’s some other stuff in here. “Am3rica” and a shortened logo for Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: MW3.
Earlier today Kotaku reported on quite a bit of leaked info on the third entry in the Modern Warfare series. According to their sources, the title takes place right where Modern Warfare 2 left off and will tie all the loose ends of the Modern Warfare series. That’s not to say the series will end though. Modern Warfare 3 will introduce a new cast of characters that will show up in future entries of Modern Warfare. Two that were particularly noted were Delta Force operatives “Frost” and “Sandman.” Fifteen missions are planned, starting with the invasion of Manhattan by Russia. Kotaku has leaked more story details, but they contain some major spoilers.
Kotaku’s sources also talked Multiplayer, saying fifteen to twenty maps will be in the title. Spec-ops: Missions will return along with Spec-ops: Survival. Survival has players fighting off wave after wave of enemies until they are finally overtaken. Kotaku even has some leaked assets as well.
The title is supposedly set for November 8th 2011. But again, all the information above is not confirmed. Infinity Ward developer Robert Bowling says some of the information is accurate, but not all of it.
Can’t wait for Call of Duty: My Wife 3, which will partially be set in Amthreeica. Trailer after the jump.
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A Call of Duty game this year? Unbelievable! But PlayStation Magazine’s teaser makes it seem likely that we’re about to get the third entry in the Modern Warfare series. As you can see, the magazine shows a massive “3” in Modern Warfare font, with the text below saying “The biggest game in the world returns.”
After Modern Warfare 2, many developers left Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward, founding Respawn Studios. Actvision has since filled out the team again, although whether or not this title is from them or Sledge Hammer Games is unknown.
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A Call of Duty first person shooter? Get out of town! Sledge Hammer Games, who was reportedly working on a Call of Duty game in a different genre than the first person shooter, is hiring to work on a “Call of Duty FPS” project.
It is kind of disappointing to not see the series try a new direction, but this could be because Infinity Ward has, pretty much, crumbled. Without another developer, there won’t be a Call of Duty ready for next year unless Activision has already filled all the positions at Infinity Ward already.
We will probably have to wait till next year to see if Infinity Ward will have anything for us, and to see what exactly Sledgehammer Games will have in store for us.
In the mean time, hooray Treyarch for still being fully intact.
Infinity Ward’s Jason West and Vince Zampella have been confirmed to no longer be at Infinity Ward. When asked about exactly why Activision would not comment.
This whole fiasco isn’t stopping Activision though as they detailed plans for the upcoming entries in the Call of Duty Franchise.
As with tradition, Treyarch, developers of Call of Duty: World at War, will be releasing their latest offering for Call of Duty franchise this Fall. In the mean time Infinity Ward will continue working on Modern Warfare 2 downloadable content.
For 2011 though, Activision announced that a new team called Sledgehammer Games will be making a new Call of Duty title with a bit of a twist. This new entry in the series will expand into the action-adventure genre.
Off the top of my head the only thing I can think of is Zelda… with guns. I hope that isn’t it, but really it could be anything at this point.
Do you want Call of Duty roaming around in other genres? Or do you think it should keep to the first person shooter genre?