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.