Did Infinity Ward Recycle a Building From Call of Duty 4 in MW3? (VIDEO)
If we’re to judge Modern Warfare 3 based on its Metacritic user ratings, then it’s a steaming pile of s***. But would it dare go so far as to rip assets straight out of Call of Duty 4?
One astute observer of detail noticed, while playing MW3′s story mode, a building that looked strikingly similar to the CoD4 multiplayer map named Pipeline.
Watch the video to judge for yourself:
Call of Duty 4 is a four-year-old game built on a different engine than Modern Warfare 3 — a mapper couldn’t have simply copy-pasted the building into MW3. The geometry needed to be rebuilt, along with the textures and meshes. Is it truly “recycling” if the only thing carried over is the layout? What if this was an intentional Easter Egg?
What’s your take? Is this blatant recycling or an homage to a great CoD4 map?