Although it hasn't been officially announced, most assume Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is inevitable.

And although he wasn't specific about the title, the voice of Ghost has dropped some hints about the possibility of a MW3 reveal this month. Craig Fairbrass, who has lent his voice to the first two Modern Warfare games, told talkSPORT about his recent trip to LA, where he's "working on something that's going to be announced in May." Said Fairbrass:

"And I've just been out in LA doing something that's going to be announced in May… I've just been out there doing some bits and pieces and one of it's to do with… I can't say too much."

Modern Warfare 3 is rumored to be a joint effort between as many as three studios: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer, and Raven. And as far as the project itself, Fairbrass was impressed at the size and scope of the development:

"You do like five, six, seven sessions and they record it in this great big studio in Los Angeles, which is absolutely mental. I was out there from January to the end of February [and] Activision took me to their hub, I was a guest for the day, and they took me all around and they showed me the game – you know, these games are like $200 million to produce.

It's incredible. This place was like the size of 10 factories, there was all these people working."

We figure if you can make a billion freakin' dollars from one game, you can spend a few hundred million to make the next one. That sounds about right. At any rate, we fully expect to hear something official soon.

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Helghast
Helghast
9 years ago

Even though I was disappointed with the Modern Warfare 2 multilayer, as well as the length of the campaign, I am kind of looking forward to see what Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer, and Raven could come up with together.


Last edited by Helghast on 5/3/2011 10:12:28 AM

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

The story in mw 1 & 2 was top notch in my opinion and spec ops was great fun splitscreen and online.
But after the epilepsy inducing, brain numbing turd that was black ops i'm gonna pick up mw3 from a bargain bin.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

To be fair Treyarch did CoDBlops. Most people prefer the Infinity Ward games, but then we know Infinity Ward is now a shadow of its former self so ya gotta take that into account too.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

CoD: Blops
I like it =)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I stole that from someone else here 🙂

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I liked the stories to an extent. They were ok, nothing fancy. What I like about the COD games is the action sequences. They are far more enjoyable than most any other FPS. They are just portrayed and more importantly, played out so well. Normally what you would experience in a cut scenes in most other FPS, the COD games make them playable, and interactive! Very very good choice in my opinion.

But they need to step it up. They are losing some of the flair they once had dispite sales. What I mean is, make a long, good campaign, and go back to what made the mp fun!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 5/3/2011 12:15:41 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

They just make you think it's better by adding action around you that isn't actually happening on the playing field. They do a good job of making it feel intense, but when you can actually stop and stand there as explosions and fake bullets whiz around or go take a leak and nothing actually happens, you can see that it's all smoke and mirrors in the cod games.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Yea… No. I'm not sure what your reffering to. I'm talking about all the slo-mo action sequences. The cliff jump at the end of the snowmobile level in MW2, the running across village rooftops to escape an abundance of enemies with no weapon or back up, the rappelling down a cliff side on a tie line and silently killing the enemies below, or even to quote Ben, in his Black ops review- "My favorite moment was when I broke through a window off a zip-line, entered that slow-mo mode, and took down everyone in the room." even in black ops theirs a mission where at the end you have to free fall off a cliff and you narrowly miss the rocky edges below. That stuff is fun to see on screen, but the plus is they give you control of it! That's what I'm talking about.

Those types of sequences don't happen in most other FPS which is why I say COD does te over the top Hollywood type action, the best. It's both engaging and awesome to experience from a gameplay standpoint.

Helghast
Helghast
9 years ago

In my original post I said I was disappointed with the LENGTH of the campaign. I love the campaign to both Modern Warfare 1 and 2. At the end of 2 all i could say was that i cant wait for 3. I hope they make the campaign a little longer than 2 but I think 3 will be really good. I also hope multiplayer is more balanced, I was very disappointed with the balance of the multiplayer of 2, such as all you had to do was use your kill streaks then you could get a nuke.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm just shocked that they spend so much money on these games and they never do anything new or get any better. You've got these huge teams working with all this old tech and it can't even come close to what what a nice medium sized studio like ND, Insomniac or Visceral Montreal produces.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

It's simple. If it [the formula] ain't broke, don't change it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It's pretty dated though, a team of 12 should be able to knock one out. Would cost less.

Fabi
Fabi
9 years ago

Yawn…

UK_MrSim_UK
UK_MrSim_UK
9 years ago

I'm not a CoD fan, but I can definitely conclude Black Ops was FAR better than MW2.

tayizfire
tayizfire
9 years ago

were you high when you were playing black ops …that does @ times make some games better

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

lol, I played blops high last month.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Black Ops was alright not the best, but fluidity and graphics go to Modern Warefare 2.

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
9 years ago

I am genuinely surprised you think that. Are you sure you haven't got them the wrong way round?

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I loved the first two modern warfare games. I'm really skeptical and apprehensive about MW3, though. Without the original IW team masterfully developing this one I really don't know what to expect, quality wise.
I suppose it's a little reassuring that Activision is throwing tons of money at it. I can at least expect spectacular moments and exhilarating "wow" moments.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Show me something worth while is what I say. I want to see something new and different. Call of Duty has gone down the drain..The campaigns are hit and miss if you ask me with the original Modern Warfare still being the best..

Even Multiplayer wise the original is the best. All these killstreak rewards are ridiculous and over power the game. I've said it before..not buying CoD just to play with friends this year..show improvement and innovation if they want my cash.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Regardless, we all know Battlefield 3 will be way better than this.

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

well u dont "know" not for a fact games have looked good but been bad…..tho yeh if mw3 is anything like black ops im very sure it will

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

I might consider it if, and only IF, the following criteria are met:

1. With so many developers on board, the campaign had better be long this time. I want at least 9 hours of story driven goodnees, none of this 4-5 hour crap.

2. The campaign better have some variation to it. Multiple vehicle missions, skyhook pickups, manning a cannon from a satellite imagery plane like in COD 4, more than 2 sneaky missions and camoflage missions, fistfights, less gltiches, THE WORKS!!!

3. Fix online so newcomers or noobs like myself have a place to go without being headshotted at every respawn point. Makes the game far less fun.

4. Vehicles!! I wanna drive or fly something awesome!!!

5. Some environmental damage please, even just wooden stuff breaking apart or bullets travelling through thin materials, it just adds to the realism.

Honestly, most of the stuff I've requested is all available in Battlefield 3. HA!!! I know what FPS I'm picking up in November. (Uncharted 3 in a no-brainer BTW)

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I think you're asking for a reboot and not so much a sequel, dancemachine. I wouldn't hold my breath on a few of your requests for MW3.
MW CoDs are straight up linear military themed arcade-style action FPS games. I wouldn't imagine them changing up their successful formula as it would betray their already massive audience.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Problem is the fly or drive mechanic can fail spectacularly if not done right. Hopefully Battlefield 3 will show how it should be done properly!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
9 years ago

While this game may please the hardcore COD boys. The rest of us will probably just pass this one up. Blops was a major letdown and my last one. If ppls want a good FPS they should just get K3.

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

Playing k3 at the mo, whilst psn is down.

Really struggling to keep at it. Keep on going back to gt5.

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

what's with the thumbs down?

Dont like gt5?

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

jawk – where are you?

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Shhh. Don't wake the giant! 😉

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

lol he'll be here hehe u love him really 🙂


Last edited by Godslim on 5/3/2011 3:27:00 PM

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

Aye, Where is he? He's usually out at the meerest sniff of a mention.

karneli lll
karneli lll
9 years ago

Yay! Another COD, different engine…not likely, gameplay…hasn't changed yet, a new 3hr story…Yay!

Kingharris
Kingharris
9 years ago

COD 4 – The greatest next-gen FPS
COD:[email protected] – Bug filled, enjoyable WW2 Shooter
MW2 – Joke story, bug filled
BO – Poor story, bug filled, midly enjoyable

karneli lll
karneli lll
9 years ago

MW3 – the cash cow starts producing milk powder

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

Sounds like you're really excited for the next one 🙂

bluedarrk
bluedarrk
9 years ago

pumped for MW3!

CoolBLKguy
CoolBLKguy
9 years ago

Ah, good 'ol COD4. I think people have forgotten how great COD4 was because all the COD's after it have been so bad.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Definitely the truth

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

$200 million dollars… Somehow, I think not. I mean, GTA IV cost half that, and the production values were ridiculously better than what I've seen from BlOps so far. Don't get me wrong, I can see the quality of the game, but so much of it just feels cheap, rather than difficult. Maybe I'm just not good at FPS games, but I don't care. CoD remaains on my do not want list.
Peace.

P.S. To the mods, I'm having troubles with the site. Whenever I load a page, it refuses to load the comments. The workaround that I've found is to disconnect the internet and reload it, and this causes the entire page to display. Not sure what's going on there.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

You know, if I had that much money being dumped into my studio for just one game, I'd think about updating the engine from last gen before anything else. I'd also work on all versions of the game being equal graphically and performance-wise, and oh yeah, I'd spend a little more time on the Q&A department to iron out all the glitches. And with that much money it can't be hard to hire someone who knows how the hell to balance a multiplayer, or someone who can make a good long story for single player.

But hey, why take "risks" like these when your formula is so successful, right?

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

well i look forward to mw3 if its as good as the other mw games not that try stuff
but i really want a reboot for god sake its just the same engine now

tlpn99
tlpn99
9 years ago

Possibly me World lol as I called Black Ops Blops, well all the clan I am in do so I got it from them lol 🙂

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

tbh tho i enjoyed the sp of the mw series tho they are short but at the end of the day cod is a social game its way better with friends with mics

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Another blurry graphically impaired game to avoid like the plague.

Most likely it will look just like the last 6 games which means it'll look like an early ps2 game.

Will never understand the love for this series.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

Ease up a bit. You don't want to seem TOO needy…

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

needy? Not sure what you mean by that.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

Can't wait for this one. We'll see what they have to unveil for the world to embrace.

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
9 years ago

If it's Ghost voice then it may hint a prequel, no? Ah, after the ending in MW2, I wanna see/play a sequel more than a pre…

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

Sorry, milkers. I got my eyes set on Battlefield 3 and I hope you can learn somthing. You all been using the same engine for four years now and you havn't done anything to the game other then add Zombies. I hate Zombies!
Battlefield 3 is going to be amazing.