Before knowing the existence of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, it was speculated that Activision did not plan to launch a new installment of the franchise during this year. Instead, according to various reports, they would bet on a DLC of Modern Warfare 2. Now, thanks to information from Insider Gamingit is shown that those first leaks were not entirely wrong.
To the disappointment of many, it seems that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 It’s just a DLC Modern Warfare 2. But what could really cause players annoyance is that Activision will charge it at full price. That is, 70 dollars / euros.
Insider Gamingowned by the reputed leaker Tom Henderson, had access to the code of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. By inspecting the files, they were able to verify that the new playable proposal will be added as an additional plugin of Modern Warfare 2.
Consequently, it is very possible that the news will be limited to new maps for multiplayer mode and the rumored campaign. The playable core, for its part, would remain intact. The aforementioned media even states that Activision is reusing the same code system to offer access to the multiplayer beta.
On the technical side, Sledgehammer Games, the studio responsible for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3it would not have difficulties to manage the installation of its contents as if they were DLC.
Let’s remember that, currently, the franchise has a HUB where the user can choose between the available titles; both the premium as Warzone. So even though Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will have an independent section, it will surely make use of resources that are already present in Modern Warfare 2.
Ok, Activision is within their rights to do what they want. It’s your business and it’s your franchise. The big unknown that is in the air is: Will the number of contents be enough to justify the full price?
If we are only dealing with a pack of 10 maps and a short multiplayer campaign, while the rest – operators, weapons and skins – is completely inherited from the predecessor title, we can already anticipate that there will be controversy. The price, of course, is the incendiary factor.
We will have to be patient and wait to find out what the news is. The next 17 of AugustActivision will hold an event in Warzone to share the first trailer. Almost certainly, minutes later there will be a statement explaining all the details of the game.
Much has been said that Activision will lean on nostalgia to boost sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Because? Everything indicates that some of the most beloved maps of the original trilogy of the saga will return, the one that was active between 2007 and 2011. Scenarios such as “Estate”, “Terminal”, “Favela”, “Highrise”, “Afghan” and ” Quarry” would be back. Will it be enough to convince the community? We will know soon.