Update, 11:28 am ET:
Follow A Bloomberg Yesterday’s report claimed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, released today, originally started as an expansion to last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (with a 16-month turnaround to boot), developer Sledgehammer Games released a Statement of its X account Apparently implicitly denying the report. A part of the statement says,
We are proud to be the team leading Modern Warfare III. We have worked hard to deliver on this vision that has been years in the making. Anything to the contrary is not true – this is our game and we can’t wait to play it online with you all.
You can read the full statement in the embedded post below.
Statement by Aaron Halon, Studio Head, SHG.
“We’re incredibly proud of Modern Warfare III – both the full gameplay experience at launch and the upcoming year of content we have planned for the community. On behalf of the extremely talented team across Sledgehammer Games and our…
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) November 9, 2023
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Original story, 8:19 am ET:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is finally out for everyone, and many are excited about the first-person shooter’s take on multiplayer gameplay, especially since it includes every map since 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a campaign so far not well received by critics and fans alike. A new one Bloomberg Report It sheds some light on the harsh conditions and quick turnaround developer Sledgehammer Games worked to get the latest Call of Duty out the door, which may explain the campaign’s mishaps.
Bloomberg During the first few months of the game’s development, it was codenamed Jupiter and reportedly had a small-scale spinoff-like story set in Mexico. It is designed for faster rotation compared to previous modern warfare campaigns. This follows another report Bloomberg, It said it will skip Call of Duty 2023 and instead release an expansion or sequel to last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
The report says that Sledgehammer Games was pitched to expand into Modern Warfare II, but that eventually morphed into a full game. Publisher Activision Blizzard, which now owns Xbox after its $69 billion acquisition, denied this when asked about it. Bloomberg, instead Modern Warfare III was always envisioned as a “premium game”. Former and current Call of Duty developers Bloomberg He said that it was said to be an expansion.
This mid-development reboot featured Vladimir Makarov, the villain in 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, to take a small-scale spinoff-like story set in Mexico and turn it into a traditional globetrotting Call of Duty campaign. Shortest development time for a new game in the series in years, according to the publication. Bloomberg Some Sledgehammer Games write that the staff had to work nights and weekends to finish the game during the 16-month development cycle, which is roughly half the time allotted for a new Call of Duty.
Bloomberg Before Modern Warfare III, Sledgehammer Games reportedly pitched a game codenamed Anvil Set in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare universe that launched in 2014, but it was quickly shelved for the game available today. On top of this, due to developing a game set in Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare universe, Sledgehammer Games was reportedly disappointed to have its plans and content run over by Infinity Ward executives. Bloomberg Reports say “incompetents are waiting for feedback and making significant and sometimes unnecessary changes based on directives from above.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is out now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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