Update, 11:28 a.m. ET:
On the day of the much-anticipated release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, a report was released by Bloomberg claiming that the game originally began as an expansion to last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II before evolving into a full game. In response, developer Sledgehammer Games took to Twitter to seemingly refute these claims with a statement from studio head, Aaron Halon.
Statement from Aaron Halon, studio head, SHG.
“We’re incredibly proud of Modern Warfare III – both the full game 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 a.m. ET:
While the multiplayer gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III has garnered excitement among gamers, the critical and fan reception to its campaign has been less enthusiastic. A recent Bloomberg report shed light on the challenging development conditions faced by Sledgehammer Games during the production of the latest installment in the franchise.
Bloomberg revealed that the game was initially codenamed Jupiter and featured a smaller-scale spinoff-like story set in Mexico. However, this was a strategic move to ensure a faster game development cycle, which was later restructured into a full-scale game. Sledgehammer Games’ development journey for Modern Warfare III was marked by tight schedules and high pressure, leading to a shorter production timeline than previous editions in the series.
The report also disclosed that the studio had originally planned a game named Anvil set in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare universe, but these plans were shelved to focus on the development of Modern Warfare III. Additionally, navigating the creative decisions within Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare universe caused added frustrations and workflow inefficiencies for Sledgehammer Games.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is now available on various gaming platforms, and its launch has sparked discussions about its gameplay and performance. For more details on the game’s graphics mode and system specifications, be sure to check out reputable gaming resources such as Game Informer and official updates from the game’s developers. As the gaming community delves into the world of Modern Warfare III, the debates surrounding its production journey and game content continue to unfold.
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