This is one time where we sorta sniffed it out before the facts came to light.
If you surfed around for game news in the past 24 hours, you probably saw a mysterious teaser site , which featured a countdown. Once the countdown was over, we were supposed to see an official unveiling for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 . However, something about it seemed off, which is why we didn't initially report on it… Now, an Activision representative has informed Kotaku that any such "unveiling" or countdown is a hoax.
"There seems to be a great deal of speculation about the next Call of Duty project. Let me be clear that we are not revealing yet. Anything indicating otherwise is a hoax."
Therefore, if anything shows up on the FindMakarov.com site next week – the countdown ends at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday – it's bogus. Activision will make the announcement when they're good and ready; not before. At this point in time, Modern Warfare 3 hasn't been officially announced, although most just assume the project exists.