Modern Warfare 3 To Feature More Destructible Environments

by on May 11, 2011

Activision is working on a new Call of Duty title, we know that for sure. What we don’t know for sure is the exact name of the next title and what developer is behind the next instalment — there has been many rumours circulating around the internet that Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software are both working on the title, alongside existing developer Infinity Ward.

According to sources close to gaming site Kotaku, the next iteration in the Call of Duty series is a Modern Warfare 3 title and is going to have a “world in crisis” feel, see the return of popular characters such as Captain John “Soap” McTavish, as well as having larger scale maps with destructible, urban environments — a feature that Electronic Arts’ Battlefield franchise has employed for some time.

Kotaku‘s sources claim to have seen the game in action and say that that the game “pushes the bar” and “hits this fall.” A fall release would seemingly keep the franchise in line with past instalments. While all rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt, some of the stuff being said here seems to be the natural progression that many would expect from a Call of Duty game — graphic and narrative improvements, while keeping the “winning formula” virtually untouched. That said, it will be very interesting to see how destructible environments are implemented into the Call of Duty franchise without the game accused of copying  the DICE developed Battlefield series.

The rumours and speculation are set to end in just a matter of weeks. It is widely expected that Activision will announce the new Call of Duty title at this years E3 conference in LA, which is less than a month away.

Will Activision blow us all away once more? Are you looking forward to the next Modern Warfare title, or are you more concerned about Battlefield 3?

Source: Kotaku

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