Thanks to numerous leaks over the past months, it has long been clear that this year’s Call of Duty game will be a direct sequel to last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, appropriately titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Now, it looks like Activision has decided make it official.
In a recent tweet posted on the official Call of Duty account, Activision revealed that operators, weapons and kits released for Modern Warfare 2 will be carried over to this year’s game, confirming that the game is a new addition to the Modern Warfare lineup.
Shortly thereafter, journalist Jason Schreier appeared on Twitter, confirming previous leaks that the game was originally planned as a Year 2 DLC for Modern Warfare 2 and then turned into a full premium release, and that it was being developed by mainly Sledgehammer Games, with developer support from Infinity Ward, Raven Software and “others”. According to Schreier, “some” maps from Modern Warfare 2 will also be carried over.
Additionally, Activision’s DMCA strikes on content related to recent leaks about this year’s game seem to confirm that it will indeed be called Modern Warfare 3.
As for when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be presented, according to some reports, the official announcement is scheduled for August, and the game itself will be released in November. The shooter was also recently shown behind closed doors to NBA stars.