Modern Warfare 3 "set-piece driven", film-style a "major element"
Posted: 26.05.2011 13:06 by Simon Priest Comments: 7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was presented by Infinity Ward to a bunch of journos recently, including one of our own, and they got a two mission sampler.

A battle through New York City to the Stock Exchange and some bad guys in the London Underground. MW3 takes the scale "to an entirely new level."

We sent Alex Donaldson into the press trenches over at the Infinity Ward event for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It may as well have been waterboard torture as the event was entirely a 'hands-off' demo for the upcoming action shooter.

The studio's Robert Bowling was there talking through the two missions on show to the press. One involved battling Russians in New York City as your unit was after a radio tower. While the other involved the SAS in London racing to stop a terrorist attack.

Infinity are after the cinematic effect for Modern Warfare 3 with "even the slightest of animations" looking fluid and real, reports Donaldson, with all the moment-to-moment stuff "almost always edge-of-your-seat". The tech has "been tightened up significantly".

Accompany singleplayer and multiplayer will be a SpecOps mode, which is promised to be "beefier this time around", added Donaldson. The cinema-style gameplay and environment is a "major element in this single player,” said Infinity's Bowling.

Expectations are naturally high for Modern Warfare 3, but "expectation from the fans is nothing compared to the expectations we’ve put on ourselves,” noted Bowling. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC November 8th.

Check out our full Modern Warfare 3 preview from Infinity Ward's hands-off event.

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By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 26, 2011
Well - if they make a better game then earlier - they will deserve the good things that comes with being no.1 selling FPS game.
Even though the clip looks nice - some elements that I don't want to see is the d**n railroad shooting gallery events. I hate the car chases where you shoot on people on the cars, or have to fight on a train etc. And too many in-game going to in-movie sequences to show how movie like it is makes for a bad game IMO. Hopefully though - the tempo will be kept.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on May 26, 2011
I hope that the game has a more tactical approach on combat this time, but sadly enough that will never happen, it's probably going to be linear,ugly(not really what I call a new engine) and easy as hell :s
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 26, 2011
I don't mind the linear "on rails" approach; it's a helluva ride and has never failed to achieve in all previous titles (tho "BlOps" left me a tad underwhelmed). A good looking, bug-free, MP-ready (with dedicated servers) release and I'll be happy.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 26, 2011
Of course it's going to be better, it's Infinity Ward not Treyarch.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 27, 2011
InfinityWard without the guys that made the first two - so it is a "New Infinity Ward". And while Treyarch have always been the underdog - they managed to kick the MW 2 butt real good in sales - and had a standing ovation before the game was sold. MW2 had a ban and boycott due to no dedicated servers and stuff.

I hope tat Hero is right - a decent (IMHO) Sp campaign and good MP. That's where you spend most hours anyway. But I don't see this challenging BF3 - yet.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 27, 2011
It shouldn't be made to challenge BattleField 3. The BF series and the COD series obvously aren't the same game, and as such need be not compared.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 27, 2011
Nope, you're right - I guess I will somehow end up playing both ;)