If we are to believe a report by the L.A. Times, then that is exactly what is going to happen. According to a post on the LAT, they have it on good authority that what’s left of Infinity Ward is already quite a ways into production on Modern Warfare 3 and are on target to hit what has become an almost annual ritual of a November release date. They go on to say that due to the implosion over at Infinity Ward last year and the subsequent brain drain caused by it, Activision has called in Sledgehammer Games for an assist. All things considered this is a perfectly reasonable scenario but who knows.
As everyone knows by now, Activision hasn’t officially announced or confirmed anything yet. It seems reasonable that Activision would have another Modern Warfare in the works with that amazing success of the last one, but nobody really knows how this one will work out without Infinity Ward’s founders Jason West and Vince Zampella. The post goes on to say that both studios are equally sharing the duties of producing the single-player game, with Raven Software apparently producing the multiplayer.
All this teamwork doesn’t come without a cost though. It was rumored a while back that Sledgehammer Games was working on some kind of Call of Duty game but nobody really knew what that was. We have to believe that if Sledgehammer has been providing all this support to IW then that definitely has to push back whatever title they were working on.
So there it is folks, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is apparently on schedule for November, one way or the other. From a business standpoint, we definitely get it as just the two Modern Warfare games alone have sold over 30 million copies combined and made billions of dollars. We have our concerns about this scenario but what do you think? Do we really need another Modern Warfare game? Is it too soon or is it right on time? Let us know in the comments.
[source link=”http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/01/activision-calls-in-reinforcements-for-next-call-of-duty-following-infinity-ward-meltdown.html”]Los Angeles Times[/source]