Checkpoint: Most Anticipated Edition


According to Activision, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer games and whoever else is responsible for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, “the most anticipated game in history” is coming this Tuesday.

It doesn’t matter if I agree with the latter half of that statement, it’s going to be an interesting release for a number of reasons:

Not the Infinity Ward We Knew

Infinity Ward was decimated by the mass exodus which is why Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software had to step in and lend a hand.

We’re already seeing early comparison screenshots where the Xbox 360 version is edging out Sony’s platform on the technical side of things. I’m not expert, but those PS3 screenshots are reminding me of last year’s low resolution Call of Duty: Black Ops for the PlayStation 3.

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Modern Warfare 3 Developed By Not One, But Three Developers

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activision-logoAccording to an LA Times blog post, Modern Warfare 3 is being worked on by three developers including Infinity Ward, Raven Software and the newly created Sledgehammer Games. This isn’t too surprising since Infinity Ward was decimated last year.

Of course, I’m curious how all of this will turn out, but I’m more interested in the responsibility breakdown. Who’s handling what?

Raven Software has experience in multiplayer, so they’re responsible for the most popular half of the title. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games are working on the single player campaign.

Sledgehammer Games was working on a Call of Duty game of their own, but after the Infinity Ward debacle, Activision redirected their efforts towards the annual moneymaker. Sledgehammer Games was formed by the two former Visceral Games (Dead Space) leaders, so I guess you could assume they have knack for single player campaigns.

I don’t know about you, but I’m very curious how this triple-team effort will turn out.