With such a ridiculously massive budget and multiple development studios involved, one would hope both versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 turn out to be almost identical.

The major differences between multiplatform versions of a game always involve crucial elements; i.e., frame rate, visual fidelity, overall experience, etc. But Infinity Ward has once again stated that MW3 will offer PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners the very same experience. As Robert Bowling told MS-Xbox World :

"No, the experience in terms of framerate, gameplay experience, features, visual fidelity, is going to be the same across Xbox 360 and PS3."

He didn't mention the fact that DLC is typically exclusive to Microsoft for some time before becoming available on the PlayStation Network. We believe that affects the "experience," but we appreciate what he's trying to say. We just hope the bugs and other little annoyances found in Black Ops won't be evident…'cuz those will be "the same" on both platforms, too.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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sazzrah
sazzrah
9 years ago

Seems MW3 is leaning towards Microsoft and Xbox (with the DLC and advertising campaigns) and Battlefield 3 is on the shoulder of Sony and the PS3 (for similar reasons).

I know who I'd prefer to give my money to. I'm not even a fan of war-themed FPS games and yet my jaw was on the floor when watching the 2 rolling demos for Battlefield 3.

Highlightreel
Highlightreel
9 years ago

It shouldn't be the same, as we all know, but since they are indeed in M$ pocket, of course they are going to make it the same and not use the ps3 to its full capabilities…(their whole statement doesn't even need to be said except to make xbox kids happy)

Stay classy PSX. I'm Ron Burgundy?

kevinater321
kevinater321
9 years ago

You seem confused.

TheManOfAction
TheManOfAction
9 years ago

The one thing I like about the CoD franchise is its focus on infantry engagement. But like candy, its sweet and then its gone. I'd rather buy games with replay value. Arkham City and Uncharted 3 is what Im waiting for anyway!

kevinater321
kevinater321
9 years ago

There actually is a lot of replay value with cod, if your into that sort of thing.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

It could be 1000 times better on Ps3 and still I wouldn't buy it.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

Well said.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

Ha, we'll see. Infinity Ward has always been more microsoft, since cod does better on their systems.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

While the former IW did a pretty respectable job at keeping them close, I really don't think something like that can be done until a massive change happens to the COD engine or a new engine is created altogether. As the current COD engine favors 360s architecture by design.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

It'll be the same engine all generation I bet. Only the PS4 and Xbox 720 will force them to upgrade it.


Last edited by Claire C on 7/23/2011 12:44:48 PM

NoOneSpecial
NoOneSpecial
9 years ago

Okay, so one version won't be better than the other. Now the question is, will ANY version be good?

Wissam
Wissam
9 years ago

LOL.

Codeez
Codeez
9 years ago

I think what they're saying is each version will be equally s****y…

Dukemz_UK
Dukemz_UK
9 years ago

"Same experience"? (Oh look, there goes a pig flying outside my window). I suppose it will be the same experience just like Blops was right? Don't freakin insult my intelligence!
I'm permanently off the CoD bandwagon, and besides, I'll be enjoying an AAA grade PS3 exclusive in November: Uncharted 3.

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
9 years ago

They said the story was gonna be awesome…I atleast hope thats true considering I'm only gonna rent it to beat the story and I might…oh hell I will play some multi player but I'm not a hardcore CoD multiplayer so who knows.

Sancho
Sancho
9 years ago

It was at E3 two years ago that Activision or maybe it was just during the Microsoft preser that CoD DLC was going to be timed exclusive on Xbox for several years. I just can't remember how many of the following years that was going to take effect for.

As for being the same experience, was it Black Ops or MW2 that the PS3 suffered terrible online issues while Xbox had a cleaner online experience? Surely fanboys will claim its because they pay for Live, but we all really know Activision likes it when Microsoft showers them with money to play favorites. (Hence the lengthy timed exclusive deal for CoD dlc)

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I heard the contract ends in 2012.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

They haven't ever been the same before so excuse me if I don't buy it… or the game.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
9 years ago

I heard microsoft had a contract with activition for the timed dlc. When does it end?

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

2012.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
9 years ago

So basically, both versions will take ~3 hours to conquer on the hardest difficulty, and everyone will be able to see equally how pathetically easy the game is, the storyline blows, and corridor-esque the gameplay is?

Well, at least they set their standards…low enough to reach?

A2K78
A2K78
9 years ago

"It shouldn't be the same, as we all know, but since they are indeed in M$ pocket, of course they are going to make it the same and not use the ps3 to its full capabilities"

Why does it matter if the COD franchise is in Microsoft's pockets? I mean you don't see Xbox fans complaining when developers like Square Enix or Konami give playstation fans a better advantage on multiplaform games.

If you ask me the real losers are PC gamers and simpily because they have to contend with games have been bottlenecked by closed hardware e.g. the ps3 and 360.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
9 years ago

It could be worse, PC gamers could be missing a decent game. Thankfully, most of them are still playing games like Stalker and Arma 2, which don't follow the console first and PC as an afterthought, mindset.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

That's because The big titles from square and konami (FF, MGS published by Konami) have always been on the PS brand. They have no reason to complain about something they are lucky to get because of the rapidly changing "western" type of games and gamers.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

PC gamers are the real losers. Especially the Modding community. I mean, how dare the developers and publishers make a game that's designed for all platforms at once. How dare they make money!!

/sarcasm

MARNEY
MARNEY
9 years ago

seems we keep hearing this year after year…

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

We have. it's distcusting.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

bugs are about of COD, it's always been that way. don't get your hopes up for this actually happening.

FxTales
FxTales
9 years ago

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Or as Michael Scott (from The Office, NA) says, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…. strike three."

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Or as George W Bush says, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice… you ain't never gonna fool me again.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I got a Battlefield 3 closed beta trial, little did i know it was for PC. I dont have a nice PC.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Stop shortchanging our PS3's!!!!!!!

Neither versions should be the same.

Especially since one console is known for it's lesser disc-abilities.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 7/23/2011 10:02:13 PM

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

eh… it doesn't matter to me, i cancelled my pre-order for MW3 at gamestop earlier.
i reserved bioshock infinite instead

Russell Burrows
Russell Burrows
9 years ago

Another Call of Noob??
No!
Oh look you get the same plate of crap as the other guy.

Holding out for some T bone steak goodness from U3.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

I'm sure it will offer the same experience as MW 1,2 aswell

___________
___________
9 years ago

probably will be, but will i be able to play this on my PC and get a little higher then a 40% GPU usage and 25FPS?
the performance of the last 2 COD games has been PATHETIC!
i mean wen a 7K PC cant run such a crappy game like this above 30FPS you know theres some serious problems!
especially black ops, thats gotta be the WORST console port EVER!!!!!!!!

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

uh no…………………………………
you are wrong.

A $2000 pc can run black ops at 70fps if it had the right video card and cpu. do your research again.

___________
___________
9 years ago

ahhhhh, no you are wrong.
maybe you should take your own advice.
at release no one could play the game properly took them freaking weeks and several patches to get it running decently!

CharlesD
CharlesD
9 years ago

I remember it took them upwards of two patches and various other small updates spread out for more than a week to get the multiplayer completely functional and eliminate all the little bugs and other misc. problems. And from what I have heard the 360 didn't have such issues. This is the same promise they made last time and were unable to deliver. At least for the first week or so.

Basically, I'm skeptical.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

reading that literallly cracked me up. the fact that this question gets asked with every multiplat title on the ps3 says a lot. i wonder why developers get asked that all the time…could it be there is a pattern?


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 7/24/2011 5:01:39 AM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Considering it's ussually Xbox sites asking the question as is the case here, it seems they are desperately wanting headlines or something to talk about. I mean you can only talk about Gears 3 so long…

checkudes
checkudes
9 years ago

Oh hai Activision what's new? Anyway, how's your sex life?

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

I never had too many problems on black ops besides lag, framrates were pretty steady never too much drops or much. I'd say they did a way better then killzone's framerate on black ops.

Black ops has frozen on me twice but that is online and when I had my crappy router, and now I got my new good router it's a whole world better.


Last edited by thj_1980 on 7/24/2011 10:07:47 AM

afisher14
afisher14
9 years ago

Dude, i play black ops on ps3 and 360. Both consoles hit detection is horrendous, There alway seems to be a host immigration like every other match, and when one person lags, everyone else suffers. Among other problems, this game is to buggy and they should have taken more pride in their work

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

Yeah I never said it was good, just that the frame rate was alright. Host migration happens when the hosts leaves, so that only happens when the host decides to go.

The frame rate is okay for campaing.

A2K78
A2K78
9 years ago

"That's because The big titles from square and konami (FF, MGS published by Konami) have always been on the PS brand."

Wow, but Square and Konami are in way playstation brands, this when you consider the fact they've been on many non-sony plaforms even long before the playstation even existed.

So yeah people should really stop this non-sense of associating certain developers with the "playstation brand" because in reality in these developers are only making games for the plaform for business purposes other than some notion of loyalty. In fact the generation clearly demonstrate this given the fact these "certain developers" are more aggressively multiplatform.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

WHOA…it's amazing how anti-CoD PSX members are…with that said, all the heat is justified. CoD features a very a outdated structure, the stories are terrible, the action is too over the top, and the gameplay is pretty standard. But MP is fun, no matter the game…sadly, most of CoDs install base are only familiar with CoD's MP. I tried to get my friend to try KZ3 (MP which I don't care for, KZ2 was better), but he's just so addicted to Black Ops. He borrowed Dead Space and Infamous about a month ago and still hasn't beat either one…because of lamea** Black Ops. Those Activision boys are rich!

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

The only people who care about this news are nerds with no lives and girlfriends who go on NeoGAF and make mountains out of molehills about anything they read online. To them, a real gamer cares about frame rate issues, screen tearing, how nice the graphics look and racking up post counts and not going out and getting some sun on their pimply and pale faces.

Nobody here believes the BS from the outfit who have the audacity to call themselves Infinity Ward. You can bet never-been-kissed nerds are ready to prove fake IW wrong come MW3's release.

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