World war 3 has been unleashed…and it looks bloody awesome.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, or COD:MW3, is the latest edition to the first person shooter franchise developed by Infinity Ward, and is a direct sequel to 2009’s best selling Modern Warfare 2. With less then a month left what better then to hype the game with an action packed single player trailer.
Titled “Redemption”, this trailer shows off more of MW3’s single player storyline, with all of it’s explosions and eye popping visuals. People are already sold on the mulitplayer so why not show the people what makes the single player so strong.
Seems like Activision did some talking recently due to the whole Infinity Ward hapenings and we got a surprise out of it. Although they claimed that Infinity Ward, with out its two top heads, will finish up the two promised DLC packs this year, it doesn’t seem we’ll be getting Modern Warfare 3 next year. We will be getting what many are assuming World at War 2 or what ever Treyarch (CoD 3, CoD: World at War) released this year, next year though, a new company will give Call of Duty a shot. That company is Sledgehammer Games, which is a company that was formed by two people who left Visceral Games (Dead Space) and Activision announced that it would be an Action Adventure game, not a First-Person shooter.
Yeah, my initial thought is why, but it might be interesting to see how it will work seeing how the CoD series HAS ALWAYS been a FPS series. Either way, Activision wants money and they seriously have become the new EA within the last couple years and the boss man, Bobby Kotick has quickly becoming a person that people love to hate ever since his comments of wanting games to be priced more than $60. You guys think this is good thing for the CoD series or will this new action adventure game will fail like how Halo: Wars kinda was a failure with the Halo fans. Let’s just hope Kotick doesn’t get the idea to mix CoD and Guitar Hero together because I don’t want to think what evil would be produced by that idea.
Source: Destructoid, Kotaku
So after what was dubbed “ApocalyPS3” where all Original/Phat PS3 were not working because the internal clock thought it was February 29th and now with the problem all solved, it seems like the videogame world can’t rest as something else has happened. Apparently, a bunch of security showed up in the office of Infinity Ward, the developers that brought us Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare & Modern Warfare 2, and scared a bunch of the workers as they had no idea what was going on. Vince Zampella & Jason West, the two top heads of Infinity Ward, has been missing since they left for a meeting with Activision this morning. A lot of people don’t know what to say about this as there is not much info around. There is speculation that this could be a stunt to get people not to focus on tomorrow’s release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and have gamers pay attention to the upcoming DLC for Modern Warfare 2. Hopefully nothing really bad did or does happen or this week will indeed be a weird week of video games.
Update: Looks like we got an update and that Jason West, one of the the founding members of Infinity Ward, has parted ways with the company. There has been word that there is tension between Activision and Infinity Ward and this may be the result of it. No word on Vince Zampella at the moment.
Update 2: It seems that Activision filed an SEC, citing “breaches into contracts and insubordination by two senior employees at Infinity Ward.” As to what was breached, has not been said but this isn’t the first time Activision took a developing team to court, as one would remember they tried to sue Tim Schafer’s (Psychonauts, Brutal Legend) Double Fine for going to EA after Activision dropped them in ditch and believed that Brutal Legend wasn’t going to sell. While it’s not confirmed, Vince Zampella may be the second person mention in the SEC but has not been confirmed. One can only wonder if this will affect the future of the Modern Warfare franchise seeing how Activision’s favorite thing to do is milk a franchise to death, like Guitar Hero.
Update 3: It has now been confirmed that Vince Zampella has also parted ways. Sucks how they weren’t even able to go back to their offices and have a proper farewell with their co-workers.
Source: G4TV’s The Feed, GameInformer, G4TV’s The Feed 2
At 12:01am eastern standard time on the tenth of November, 2009 the year of our lord, I signed on for another tour of duty in the Modern Warfare world. As I opened the packaging and booted up my Xbox all I kept thinking was, “Is this going to be worth the epic level of hype that it has built for itself?” Now that I have logged fifteen plus hours into the single player campaign and well over thirty into the Special Ops and mutiplayer modes I can say without any reservations…Fucking A yes it was! Simply put, Infinity Ward sets the bar so high with this game, that all FPS to follow will have quite an undertaking if they’re to match up with what Modern Warfare 2 has to offer.
Modern Warfare 2 may be one of the most anticipated games ever but it’s not without it’s controversy. To begin with Infinity Ward has gained a lot of flack over the infamous “airport scene”. Basically, in the game you can play as terrorists and go postal on civilians in an airport. Now I’m a pretty debaucheries, in-sensitive guy but ah…..ya that’s kind of crossing the line for me. Look at a picture of the aftermath from that airport scene and tell me that doesn’t shake you a little bit.(After the jump) With that said, when I play the game I will just to not play that aspect of the game, it is a choice. Now the bigger issue here is that freedom of choice is being taken away from German players. In the German version of Modern Warfare 2, you will not be allowed to kill the civilians. You can certainly shoot at them, but doing so will grant you a game over screen. While other versions will give players the option to play this controversial scene however they want, the German edition makes the decision for you. As far as I know there has been no statement made in defense by Germany’s game rating board. Personally I think Germany just has a strict gaming laws, especially when it comes to unnecessary acts of violence. Considering Germany’s past and their attempts distance themselves from it they are just a little over sensitive. However,whatever your thoughts are on this it‘s just not the governments place to have or enforce morality. Nuff said.
source via slashgamer