After the Activision/Infinity Ward debacle, many wondered if the studio would be capable of creating the next Modern Warfare .

But it seems Activision has restaffed the once stripped-down developer, which may or may not be operating at full capacity now, and many assume they're working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 . Oddly, nobody has confirmed the game's existence; all we know is that IW should be cranking on a new title, and Activision's Sledgehammer Games is obviously working on some CoD installment . But perhaps we don't need the official confirmation for MW3, 'cuz someone is already playing it… As found by Game Sector Network , a player known as "egonadrian" is in the alpha testing for the third Modern Warfare ; you can see the pic in question through the link. It seems pretty clear but as usual, until we have a press release in our inbox, we can't confirm anything. If it's true, it probably won't come as a huge surprise.

At this rate, it does seem likely that we'll have more than one CoD title in 2011. Well, they can try that, but they should be wary of what happened to the booming music genre; it looked unstoppable at one point but after massive over-saturation, it crumbled. So… Oh, what am I saying? Couldn't happen to CoD, right?

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Black_Doom
Black_Doom
9 years ago

Something in my gut says they are really just betting on fans to mindlessly buy in even though they won't be giving their all to produce the next installment to some new revolutionary standard.

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

I think your gut is 100% spot on

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

My gut is in full agreement with both of your gutses.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

My gut also concurs.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
9 years ago

that's a lot of guts

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I liked that part in Machete where Machete cuts that guys stomach open, grabs his guts, jumps out a window, and uses them to rappel down the building.

leatherface
leatherface
9 years ago

You gut to be kidding me!? More CoD's!

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

Your gut is right.

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

My gut is sick of MW.

CHAOS THEORY X
CHAOS THEORY X
9 years ago

G-G-G GUT BUSTER!!!!!

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

My gut went on the move after thinking about COD, I must go to the toilet now!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

spiderboi
spiderboi
9 years ago

My gut is MAG-hooked right now..

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Call of Duty 2011, 2012, etc.?

No thanks.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

Call of Duty March 2011, July 2011, Later in July 2011 etc. Map packs every weekend…

Haha I don't know why I'm complaining. I haven't dropped any cash on the series since COD4, and I don't intend to ever again.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

You and I both. My last COD game I bought was MW2, and I was done with that game in about 3 months, never to play it again.

I had to chuckle after seeing Black Ops.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

My last COD was COD4 it was so awesome, I loved it. But I wasn't one of the millions of people who are being milked by these idiots.

tdinc1
tdinc1
9 years ago

I have only this to say…. KZ3……nuff said'

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

And the awesomeness that's it's going to bring.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
9 years ago

*yawn

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

So a rumour. well I have a fact…I'm not going to buy this piece of crap.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
9 years ago

well it makes sense, considering that all they have to do is take the old textures and paste them onto new maps. And then after that slightly alter the soldiers textures and add some new guns and a few new killstreak rewards and perks and then presto MW3

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

I think they may be over achieving with a few more killstreaks and perks there. That would cost money and be too innovative for the fans.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

Presto, every COD installment to come.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Ummm… why is there some sort of phone advertizement blocking the left side of this article in front of my screen not letting me read the article and enjoying what it has to say so I can learn more about the possibilities of the next Call Of Duty game which by the way is said to be Modern Warfare 3?


Last edited by Killa Tequilla on 1/14/2011 12:00:26 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

get adblockplus my friend. It's free.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
9 years ago

Firefox.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I've taken a look and I honestly don't believe it. First I have to state the obvious, if this was real it would not be a Alpha test. It would certainly be a Beta. Alpha test are usually done in the studio of the developer and not by selected gamers.

Second, I have a friend who mod'd his ps3 and you can actually rename titles of the games you're playing on the xmb.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

If this guy did that I'd say he's really crying out for attention.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Certainly crying for attention World..Besides..like I said..I haven't heard of too many gamers/customers get invited to Alpha testing..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

COD: Extremely annoying, nothing sexy about it, and it won't go away…the Snooki of video games.

Maiq The Liar
Maiq The Liar
9 years ago

Sexy? why?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Just a colloquialism old bean.

JcBball717
JcBball717
9 years ago

stop talking about call of duty!!!!

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

I'm not quite tired of CoD yet, but f it continues at this rate, I might just puke. Yeah, I'd love to know what happened with Soap and company after MW2, but is an entire installment needed for that? Why not just a simple add-on? DLC? Oh, wait… I forgot that IW is a money whore…

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

What did MW2 do that MW did not?

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

Don't just thumb me down, answer my question.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

As much as i like black ops… i don't think i'll be buying either. There are other FPS' that are way higher on my priority list. Killzone 3, Brink, and Bulletstorm.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Oh come on, we all know the alpha testing is done on the 360.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I can't wait for this franchise to go the way of Guitar Hero.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

I never thought I would feel this way, but I think I'm tiered of CoD. I used to like it a lot for being one of the first games I've ever played back in 03, but now the series seems to have lost its flame since MW. MW3 is probably going to be the last CoD I buy until they make some actual improvements.

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

I know I'm gonna get a million thumbs down for saying this but whatever:

COD games aren't that bad, sure they aren't Killzones or Uncharteds but they aren't Rogue Warriors either. And I don't understand the hating on Activision, I mean how can people be so angry at a company for trying to milk as much money out of a product as they can, that's what companies do, so blame our capitalistic society on that one. As for Kotick…well he's an egomaniacal a**hole so yeah hate on him all you want.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

It's not that CoD games are bad. It's that after the original MW they have provided absolutely nothing new other then different campaign. The online is always the exact same. Which nobody wants to keep getting the same game year in and year out *coughmaddencough

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

"so blame our capitalistic society on that one"

err…this makes no sense what so ever.

Call of Duty is mediocre. Mediocrity is more popular with the masses.

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

Todays society is based on capitalism and is all about profit, therefore companies will do whatever they can to maximize profit. How does that not make sense?

As for the quality of a game, I can only offer my opinion, same as you.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I understand what you are saying but "blaming" Capitalism for Activisions crappy games is absurd. They milk crappy games because Activation has always milked crappy games. I blame Activsion and the sheep that buy their games. NOT Capitalism.

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

Oh sorry I misunderstood, and I meant blame capitalism on their greed for releasing annual titles, not the quality of their games.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Activsion's greed lies on them and no one else. Saying Capitalism is the cause of Activsions greed is like saying large spoons are responsible for making people fat.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

COD hasn't done anything they didn't do with COD4MW. It's the same thing again and again, its like playing the same game.

You are right, They are milking the shit out of all these… idiots out there who keep buying every COD installment and then say its the best game ever, when really has not improved on anything other then a bit better graphics then COD4MW.

Somebody who loves COD, Please explain to us all why you love it so much, What's so different about the newest COD installment and the original MW? Please tell.

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

Oh I definitely agree that the only "new" COD entries were the first one and the original MW. That's the main reason I've lost almost all interest in the series.

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
9 years ago

What will people say if Modern Warfare 3 smashes Black Ops sales records? It appears that Activision could care less about a handful of gamers who think their game is crap. I must admit that I'm tempted to buy a used Black Ops or MW2 just to see why so many people are buying it. I really don't like 1st person shooters that much (besides Bioshock)so I'm clueless as to why the games are smashing sales records. There's got to be a good reason.