LA Times: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Raven Co-developing Modern Warfare 3

Been wondering what the hell Price, Soap and Nikolai did after running off at the end of Modern Warfare 2? Of course you are, and while we’d been hearing over the past several months that, despite the whole¬†legal kerfuffle over at IW that caused a good portion of the staff to exit stage right and head over to EA, Modern Warfare 3 will still happen and we might just get to follow our awesome team of non-Americans once more.

The rumors continue today, as the LA Times is reporting that the reconstructed Infinity Ward is working on Modern Warfare 3, and they have some friends to help out: Sledgehammer, most recently thought to be working on some sort of space marine Call of Duty title, and Raven Software.

OK, so the LA Times’ sources say MW3 has been in the works for a while and is prepping for the regular November CoD release slot. They say that IW and Sledgehammer are working together on the campaign, and that Raven is working on the multiplayer. Really!

Unfortunately for those of us who like new things, this means Sledgehammer’s space warfare game is getting bumped, the sources also say.

So this isn’t an entirely surprising story. About eight months ago there was a rumor that Raven was working on a Black Ops map pack, and two weeks ago we speculated that a Raven job listing implied they were working on a Call of Duty game. Since we haven’t heard any whispers about the map pack since the rumor started, this is probably what that actually was.

Whew. I guess this will all become clear soon enough.

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2 Comments on LA Times: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Raven Co-developing Modern Warfare 3

Gory J

On February 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm

after seeing the mess Infinity Ward did with Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2 I for one will not be looking forward to this release, once bitten and all that, if ever a game deserved to be pulled from the stores that is the one.
we’re still waiting for the fixes for the Multiplayer game side of MW2 and the fact is Infinity ward have Discarded a lot of the complaints and cries for help from the likes of you and me, now we hear of a Modern Warfare 3, sorry but we still want MW 2 fixed first, if there is no support for their previous offering’s then what promises will we get with MW3 ???

It’s Laughable and completely unimaginable that Activision have gone to the same software company that destroyed Modern Warfare 2
I and many others already have doubt’s when it come’s to Infinity Wards promises and support which actualy do’es not exist !

Gory J

1v1?

On March 22, 2011 at 12:09 am

Gory, youre right the multiplayer was trash, but IW did an excellent job on the campaign. Therefore, it makes sense that IW will be doing the story and Raven will do the MP. Hence, expect a better game.