An Infinity Ward engineer’s resume seems to hint that the next edition of the immensely popular Modern Warfare series will be heading to both next generation and current generation platforms. Alongside the currently available consoles there’s an intriguing “TBA” for other unannounced platforms. It seems reasonably likely that we will be seeing the game on Wii U, and at a long-shot the Wii.
Robert Bowling, who previously worked at Infinity Ward on the Modern Warfare series, has finally decided the time is right to show off his new game. Bowling’s latest project is titled Human Element, and the story appears to be based around survival. Human Element is in development for next generation consoles, PC, mobile and tablets. We should hear more about the game at E3 next week.
“Their greatest strength is the fear that [zombies] instill in us, the survivors, that unreasonable fear. Unreasonable fear that leads us to do unreasonable things to survive.”
“Human Element ‘s character creation system allows players to choose between three different character classes, Action, Intelligence, and Stealth, and three different identities, Survive Alone, Survive with a Partner, and Survive with a Young Child.”
“How you choose to start in the world will determine how you can engage and impacts the scenarios you will be presented with on a physical and morality level.”
Respawn Entertainment, the development team that comprises of ex Infinity Ward employees, has announced that they won’t be showing off their new IP at next months E3 event in Los Angeles. Respawn Entertainment employees will attend this year’s E3, but they won’t be revealing the title that they’ve been working on until a later date.
“Some of us will be present at E3, but we won’t be showing anything or doing any press related to the game.”
- Respawn community manager Abbie Heppe
Analysts at Macquarie Equities have stated that sales of the incredibly popular Call of Duty series are beginning to slow down while analysts over at Macquarie Equities say that Modern Warfare 3 volume sales are behind by around 4.2 percent. It seems casual gamers are instead finding entertainment elsewhere. Analysts at PiperJaffray believe that the Call of Duty fan base are “buying fewer games at retail, and are instead using their consoles primarily for video streaming and other forms of media consumption.”
Activision and Infinity Ward have released the official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launch trailer. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 arrives November 8th, which is the same day as the game launches on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Robert Bowling, Infinity Wards Creative Strategist, believes that Wii owners can have an ‘awesome Call of Duty experience on Wii’. Infinity Ward are busy creating Modern Warfare 3 for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 whilst Treyarch is porting the game across to Wii. Anyone excited for Modern Warfare 3 on Wii?
“The Wii has grown so much as a platform. The great thing is Treyarch proved that you can have an awesome experience on the Wii with Call of Duty. They’ll actually be handling that for Modern Warfare 3.”
Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling has refused to confirm whether the highly anticipated Modern Warfare 3 will be coming to Nintendo platforms later this year. Bowling was asked whether or not Modern Warfare 3 was coming to either the Wii and the Nintendo 3DS and his reponse was a rather vaugue ”The confirmed platforms available for current pre-order is Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.” My thoughts are that a third party may be busy developing the Wii and 3DS versions rather than Infinity Ward themselves. What do you think?
We all knew it was coming but the latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine has confirmed it: Modern Warfare 3 is on its way!
Whilst there’s no news regarding what platforms the game is coming out on we know for definite that the highly anticipated game will be making its way to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Fingers crossed that Infinity Ward see fit to release the game on the Nintendo Wii.
It appears as though Infinity Ward, the developers behind the Modern Warfare franchise, aren’t particularly interested on working on the Wii.
Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward’s community manager, believes there’s just too much difference between the Wii and other competing platforms when it comes to delivering a spectacular cinematic experience.
“If we felt like we could deliver the cinematic experience we were going for on other platforms, then we would gladly move to that platform. Right now, we don’t think the Wii can deliver the exact experience that we’re doing. We like to be very equal across all platforms, and if it’s not equal then we won’t do it.”
- Infinity Ward community manager, Robert Bowling