Continuing its new tradition of releasing a new Call of Duty game every year around Christmas time, Activision has announced that Modern Warfare 3 will be in stores this November.
Call of Duty is one of the most powerful brands in the gaming industry. The most recent release, Black Ops, became the fastest-selling video game of all time. The game it beat to score that record was, in fact, another Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2. Because the franchise is nothing but a huge cash cow, Activision has begun to churn them out like butter. Instead of traditional video game series in which a new title is released once every 2-3 years, the publisher has been releasing one every year.
Today's announcement, though, comes as Activision is scrambling to fix serious errors in Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops. Rampant hacking in the PS3 version of the game is leading to countless online complaints as users find themselves often competing against cheaters who make the entire experience unfair. To date, Activision hasn't found a solution to the problem, or figured out why it is so easy to cheat in the game, but has said it is working on it.
Modern Warfare 3 will pick up where MW2 left off, allowing players the chance to live modern-day combat situations instead of the more traditional war shooters that tend to take place around the World War 2 era.
So far, not much is known about Modern Warfare 3, but we expect to see more details coming soon down the pike.
Continuing with the tales of bravery and confrontation in battle, this eighth entry in the Call of Duty franchise (in addition to an action-adventure spin-off from Sledgehammer Games) is due out in 2011.
With Modern Warfare 2 barely out on the market, developers are already putting the finishing touches on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which they say will be the most realistic military game ever created. Onion news reporter Jeff Tate has all the details.
Yearly updates, even with leapfrogging dev teams does them no favours. They would be better off spinning off the multiplayer into a downloadable title of its own that can be constantly watched and updated and then getting a decent single player/co-op element out the door that is more of a game and less of a free roaming lightgun game.
I'm not being funny but the onion video may aswell be real for all I care about COD now. COD for me died after 2, I got minor enjoyment out of COD4 and even less out of MW2. Haven't bought any COD games since.