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Infinity Ward may not develop Modern Warfare 3

Infinity Ward may not develop Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3 may not be developed by Infinity Ward or Treyarch, according to rumours.

File this away inside your head as a rumour for now, but sources close to Activision are claiming that Infinity Ward may not be developing the inevitable Modern Warfare 3, according to VG247.

Instead, anonymous sources cited by the site indicate that Infinity Ward are starting work on an entirely new IP and that Modern Warfare 3 may have been handed to the unnamed third team said to have become attached to the franchise - i.e., not the other Call of Duty developer, Treyarch.

The sources are totally anonymous and none of the studios have yet commented on the story, so it's not a rumour which we'd suggest totally buying into just yet, though the idea does make sense.

Hypothetically, the move could allow the now well-know Infinity Ward to create another, new IP while the sure-selling Modern Warfare 3 could also be in the pipeline somewhere else, crucially without the involvement of Treyarch.

What exactly Treyarch and Infinity Ward may go on to do is unclear, but rumours of a Call of Duty: Online title are still rife.

Again though, there's absolutely no confirmation or firm credibility yet attached to this rumour, plausible as it sounds.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Stewb 8th January 2010, 14:08 Quote
If this is true its clever from IW. They get out of the MW IP before it gets stale and people start complaining, though its a sure seller, so equally wouldn't they want the money?...
Bauul 8th January 2010, 14:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Stewb
If this is true its clever from IW. They get out of the MW IP before it gets stale and people start complaining, though its a sure seller, so equally wouldn't they want the money?...

I imagine their cheques are paid by Activision, not directly from games sales. It's probably a move by Activision: MW3 will sell bucket loads, as will the "next Infitity Ward game: from the makers of Modern Warfare!". So they get to double up on hype potential.
zimbloggy 8th January 2010, 16:11 Quote
what the heck does IP stand for?? Injured person? Incentive pay? Irresistible poison?? Really, I want to know.
http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/IP
C-Sniper 8th January 2010, 16:35 Quote
Intellectual Property
Jipa 8th January 2010, 16:51 Quote
They've also let Treyarch fail at life with CoD3 and CoD:WaW, so it's nothing new Activision lets them screw up every other CoD that comes out. Don't really know the reasoning behind this, but doesn't bother me either... Besides, the series died with IWnet, so not even really looking forward to the upcoming sequels.
wafflesomd 8th January 2010, 17:07 Quote
I thought they stopped after the first one.
SNIPERMikeUK 8th January 2010, 17:09 Quote
This is 2 years away almost, alot will change in this time...
dryrice 8th January 2010, 17:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by SNIPERMikeUK
This is 2 years away almost, alot will change in this time...
yep everything gets better in time
SchizoFrog 8th January 2010, 17:40 Quote
To be honest I don't think Modern Warfare 2 is all that great a game. Yes it looks great and is good to play. But it isn't that far from the original, Modern Warfare and it does include some of the issues that 'World at War' contained, such as free sporning enemies and sections that are impossible to conquer unless you follow a set path, along with the fact that the game was just far too short. Even if there is the online play too, £50 or so is way too much for such a short game. I went back to 'Modern Warfare' time and time again and I just can't say that I am that interested to do the same with 'MW2'.
vampalan 8th January 2010, 18:50 Quote
LoL. will there be a PC version? Will it have dedicated servers this time.
ryall 8th January 2010, 20:15 Quote
COD: Online - Now with dedicated servers!
frontline 8th January 2010, 21:23 Quote
Future Warfare 1, with the PC version limited to 3 v 3 on dial-up
wuyanxu 8th January 2010, 21:37 Quote
ROLF @ last 2 comments :D

love the fact it won't be from Treyarch, CoD5 WaW was really bad much worse than CoD2 and too consoley.
dryrice 8th January 2010, 21:40 Quote
Well its just a rumour so i am sure Activision will be sending the suitcases full of $$$ when the time comes.
Star*Dagger 8th January 2010, 22:32 Quote
I don't know one PC Gamer™ who thinks MW2 is a good game.
And the BT staff ate some tainted fruitcake the week they reviewed MW2 (the only explanation I can come up with guys, go find more AMD interviews!)

I hope people in the FPS genre learn from the cataclysmic and fatal errors of MW2. Dedicated servers are REQUIRED in 2010 and on, not an optional feature some pasty faced MBA can remove because it makes their "PC/Console development cycle more symmetric"!

Yours in Complete PC Games,
Star¤Dagger
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 9th January 2010, 01:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
I don't know one PC Gamer™ who thinks MW2 is a good game.
And the BT staff ate some tainted fruitcake the week they reviewed MW2 (the only explanation I can come up with guys, go find more AMD interviews!)

I hope people in the FPS genre learn from the cataclysmic and fatal errors of MW2. Dedicated servers are REQUIRED in 2010 and on, not an optional feature some pasty faced MBA can remove because it makes their "PC/Console development cycle more symmetric"!

Yours in Complete PC Games,
Star¤Dagger


Your right, I don't know one either, matter of fact I only know one PC gamer that bought it. We all played his copy and were glad we didn't buy it.

Infinity Ward spit in the faces of PC gamers so I can careless what they do or don't make because I won't buy Gimp Ward's products ever.

Call of Duty is like that 80 year old wrestler who keeps popping up for Pay Per View events. GIVE IT UP AND RETIRE your no longer fun and innovative but only an advertisement blitz that produced way more hype than gameplay.

Matter of fact I spent more time watching commercials than it took me to beat the single player cammpaign.

PS. Dear Infinity Ward.

Screen name " Frosty Spill" wants his money back.
frontline 9th January 2010, 01:46 Quote
MW2 seemed to sell quite well on PC, and at the end of the day, it did seem to have a good single player experience. What i do know is that out of everyone i know in our clan, only 2 people have actually purchased it. This compared to MW1, when there about 10 of us who would just join an empty server and have a great evening of multiplayer action. Roll on Battlefield Bad Company 2...
bogie170 9th January 2010, 02:15 Quote
IW are making a MMO online game. They are hiring the Everquest lead designer and Blizzard are helping them with the netcode.

And there is going to be a bonus for PC Gamers.... Mouse and Keyboard support!

I hate IW. Would not surprise me if this only comes out for the Xbox 360.
Veles 9th January 2010, 17:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
I imagine their cheques are paid by Activision, not directly from games sales. It's probably a move by Activision: MW3 will sell bucket loads, as will the "next Infitity Ward game: from the makers of Modern Warfare!". So they get to double up on hype potential.

I would have thought it works similar to the music industry, they make the game, the publisher pays for it, and in return, the publisher takes most of the money, but IW would recieve some money based on sales.
Burnin' 9th January 2010, 18:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
I don't know one PC Gamer™ who thinks MW2 is a good game.
And the BT staff ate some tainted fruitcake the week they reviewed MW2 ...

Indeed... I was expecting them to totally thrash MW2 but some how they loved it! Well, that's how the business works

I've bought all CoD games ever since the first one, and even though I liked MW I said that I wouldn't purchase MW2..... Sad thing is, I did purchase it. Now I did enjoy the single player campaign, the same way I enjoy any Hollywood blockbuster action film, but as far as the multiplayer, well, let's just say It just doesn't work for me. (specially having a BF2 & BF2142 background). I ended up playing the whole Half-life 2 saga (thank god I also purchased the Orange Box at the same time) which, just for the record, is AWESOME!!!

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Originally Posted by frontline
... Roll on Battlefield Bad Company 2...

ALL THE WAY BRO!!!!
darkb 10th January 2010, 10:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by frontline
MW2 seemed to sell quite well on PC, and at the end of the day, it did seem to have a good single player experience. What i do know is that out of everyone i know in our clan, only 2 people have actually purchased it. This compared to MW1, when there about 10 of us who would just join an empty server and have a great evening of multiplayer action. Roll on Battlefield Bad Company 2...

You do realise that you can't run your own servers in Bad Company 2 right ? IT has no mods and no public dedicated servers:
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2010/01/07/bfbc2-pc-beta-update-fr-229-n-dice.aspx##

Mod Tools: There will not be mod tools for BFBC2. However a majority of the the games logic is controlled by the server and there will be Serverside control options for the dedicated servers.

Public Server Files: We will not distribute these publicly. There are many factors for why we have decided this with the biggest factor being security & integrity of our game & Dedicated Servers.
frontline 10th January 2010, 14:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by darkb
Quote:
Originally Posted by frontline
MW2 seemed to sell quite well on PC, and at the end of the day, it did seem to have a good single player experience. What i do know is that out of everyone i know in our clan, only 2 people have actually purchased it. This compared to MW1, when there about 10 of us who would just join an empty server and have a great evening of multiplayer action. Roll on Battlefield Bad Company 2...

You do realise that you can't run your own servers in Bad Company 2 right ? IT has no mods and no public dedicated servers:
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2010/01/07/bfbc2-pc-beta-update-fr-229-n-dice.aspx##

Mod Tools: There will not be mod tools for BFBC2. However a majority of the the games logic is controlled by the server and there will be Serverside control options for the dedicated servers.

Public Server Files: We will not distribute these publicly. There are many factors for why we have decided this with the biggest factor being security & integrity of our game & Dedicated Servers.
At least you can rent dedicated servers and have full control over them, with remote admin tools

http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2009/10/26/dedicated-to-our-pc-players.aspx
Grimm808 10th January 2010, 14:11 Quote
All it needs is dedis, then the community can handle the rest :@
lewchenko 10th January 2010, 22:10 Quote
I used to think that IW / Activision had screwed us all as well (PC owners that is), and was an ardent supported of NOT buying their game.

However I saw a friend playing it on his PC and it looked amazing. For those that liked MW Cod 4, the single player experience is much better in MW2 .. more refined, better graphically despite the same engine.

So I bought it.

And Ive had so much fun. The Special Ops missions that you can do with a mate are so much fun. The single player experience was better than MW COD 4.

Multiplayer isnt perfect, but its still very much a great deal of fun. The whole weapons systems, unlocks, kill and death streaks are much better than the previous version. IWNet mostly works.. but often is flaky (unable to connect to host). Overall its not as smooth a MP experience as MW Cod 4 and Dedicated servers would be better, but its still a blast playing with friends, and the limitations dont stop us from having fun (you know.. the reason we play such games in the first place). I dont think it deserves to be missed thats for sure.

So you all may pour hate upon it ... like I did, but Truth be told. Since Xmas, its all Ive been playing, and Im loving it. Im glad I bought it.
llah66 30th January 2010, 13:35 Quote
same here lewchenko first time i fireded it up for mp i was disapointed but now to be honest i dont mind not to be able to choose what server i want to go on,yes the mod community have in away bean shafted and yes all the extra maps we will probaley have to buy to go on but at the end of the day its the individuals choice to buy or not?
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