First Modern Warfare 3 gameplay trailer released

As promised earlier today, Activision has now released the first gameplay trailer for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. The latest game in the modern military first person shooter series is officially due to be released on November 8, according to the end of the trailer. It also confirms that the game is a collaboration between developers Infinity Ward, the Southern California studio who created the series, and Sledgehammer Games, the newest Activision in-house development studio based in Northern California.

The trailer which you can check out after the jump, shows a ton of spectacular action set pieces with locations like London, Paris, an unnamed city in Germany and New York City. That latter city in the game looks like it has been hit by a number of explosions that have reshaped the familiar Manhattan skyline.

Modern Warfare 3 certainly has a lot to live up to, at least in terms of the game's sales. The last game in the series, 2010's Call of Duty Black Ops (set mostly in the 1960s and developed by Treyarch) has now become the single best selling video-PC game of all time in the US with over 20 million copies sold. Modern Warfare 3 will also be the first Infinity Ward-developed game in the series that won't have the input of the studio's co-founders who were fired from their posts by Activision in March 2010. They and others from Infinity Ward have since regrouped and formed Respawn Entertainment and are working on their first game for publisher Electronic Arts.

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That's the unfortunate reality of a fixed-hardware platform, especially if it ends up being the more popular choice. Fortunately, there are developers out there that are willing to push the boundaries of graphics technology. I'm talking about developers like DICE and CD Projekt.

WolvesHunt said,
I love how people complain about the graphics. and using the same Engine.

People SHOULD put there fingers at Consoles and scream "Your Holding us back"

You really think activition is going to up the game engine to Run on DX 10/11 API'S only? and cut out the entire generation of consoles out of the picture. Its a beautiful Dream. But its not going to happen.

People will see a BIG changes once the new Consoles show up and then well be stuck with the same problem again after the next Console hardware is fully reached. Unless Consoles makers allow users to SWAP out the video cards, Consoles will always remain out dated the moment they hit shelves.

Yep this is why Consoles fail IMO.....because of their fixed hardware they can't evolve and move with the times....

PS3/Xbox 360's are 5.5 - 6 years old my god that's ancient hardware!
Hardware is old after 6mths to a year.....

PC Gaming FTW!

Fashionable to bash COD now. BF3 maybe better but I,ll still get COD. Seriously people why cant we appreciate each games strengths and weakness , and just enjoy them.

Omg no D10/11/12/13 whatever, just enjoy the storys and dare I say it gameplay.

The story??? Not sure what magically COD games that you are talking about but the story in these games is complete garbage.

As for no updated DX. That is a HUGE issues for PC gamers. Activision is stuck in console mode and refuses to update their crap to take advantage of even entry level video cards. It's pathetic that the lemmings keep rewarding them with millions of dollars in sales.

Colicab said,
Fashionable to bash COD now. BF3 maybe better but I,ll still get COD. Seriously people why cant we appreciate each games strengths and weakness , and just enjoy them.

Omg no D10/11/12/13 whatever, just enjoy the storys and dare I say it gameplay.

Even with a bad story, I'm down for an entertaining singleplayer. What I DON'T like is beating the game in 5 hours. Seriously, at $60, that's all they could make? Pfffft...

Colicab said,
Fashionable to bash COD now. BF3 maybe better but I,ll still get COD. Seriously people why cant we appreciate each games strengths and weakness , and just enjoy them.

Omg no D10/11/12/13 whatever, just enjoy the storys and dare I say it gameplay.

Even with a bad story, I'm down for an entertaining singleplayer. What I DON'T like is beating the game in 5 hours. Seriously, at $60, that's all they could make? Pfffft...

I'm not entirely impressed but I'll admit, the trailer showed a lot of action. It sort of reminds me of the Call of Duty 4 campaign. Unfortunately, it looks like they're using the Modern Warfare 2 engine.

Anyway, I sold the X360 version of Black Ops after getting over 30k kills and reaching a K/D ratio of 1.96. I hope I won't have to do the same with Modern Warfare 3. I'll definitely buy it if the multiplayer is well-balanced. After all, I'll need a game to play on the X360.

Anaron said,
I'm not entirely impressed but I'll admit, the trailer showed a lot of action. It sort of reminds me of the Call of Duty 4 campaign. Unfortunately, it looks like they're using the Modern Warfare 2 engine.

Anyway, I sold the X360 version of Black Ops after getting over 30k kills and reaching a K/D ratio of 1.96. I hope I won't have to do the same with Modern Warfare 3. I'll definitely buy it if the multiplayer is well-balanced. After all, I'll need a game to play on the X360.

This just in
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/9348/statsdy.jpg
seems Balanced for me. (just took the screenshot.)

User 1: blablablablablablthegamelooksbadblablabla
User 2: blablablablablablthegamesucksblablabla
User 3: blablablablablabbattlefield3lookswaybetterblablabla

A few months later...

Headline: Modern Warfare 3 beats sales records

schizo_ said,
User 1: blablablablablablthegamelooksbadblablabla
User 2: blablablablablablthegamesucksblablabla
User 3: blablablablablabbattlefield3lookswaybetterblablabla

A few months later...

Headline: Modern Warfare 3 beats sales records

Hating Call of Duty is the new way to be hip... "Oh I'm not mainstream... Bobby Kotick is Lame... Activision is Lame... <insert lame FPS Name> is soooo much better than COD"
No one cares, don't like it... Don't buy it. Millions of others still will, and I'll be on xbox live to shoot them all up

Kwanza said,

Hating Call of Duty is the new way to be hip... "Oh I'm not mainstream... Bobby Kotick is Lame... Activision is Lame... <insert lame FPS Name> is soooo much better than COD"
No one cares, don't like it... Don't buy it. Millions of others still will, and I'll be on xbox live to shoot them all up

Some people don't like CoD, I know its hard to understand that because so many people do (for some reason) but a few people get annoyed when a company rehashes the same old stuff for £40 ..... again!

Kwanza said,

Hating Call of Duty is the new way to be hip... "Oh I'm not mainstream... Bobby Kotick is Lame... Activision is Lame... <insert lame FPS Name> is soooo much better than COD"
No one cares, don't like it... Don't buy it. Millions of others still will, and I'll be on xbox live to shoot them all up


orrrrrr. I don't like CoD because it's not fun...

jonnyH said,

Some people don't like CoD, I know its hard to understand that because so many people do (for some reason) but a few people get annoyed when a company rehashes the same old stuff for £40 ..... again!

Whatever... I don't like a bunch of games, but I don't make it my Duty to go on every topic where they talk about those games to buzzkill ! My room mates get soooo pumped for the Fifa and Pro-Evolution Soccer series ! I just let them do them (as long as they don't play my COD to **** up my stats )

Plus what's £40, people seem to forget that gaming is a luxury... Can't pay ? Don't play... Or wait and get it on Ebay !

Is the trend in MW3 to invade only countries that have an "e" in them, just so they can change it to a "3"? If that's the case, Audioboxer's safe up in Scotland.

I, on the other hand, in jolly old 3ngland, am f**ked.

MightyJordan said,
Is the trend in MW3 to invade only countries that have an "e" in them, just so they can change it to a "3"? If that's the case, Audioboxer's safe up in Scotland.

I, on the other hand, in jolly old 3ngland, am f**ked.


Gr3at Britain. (I here in London are fuxed)

Modern Warfare was awesome! Modern Warfare 2 was about the same level of awesomeness but a bit to samey. This looks like the Original and 2 mashed together (1 + 2 = 3) which seems to me the exact equation they did to make this third instalment and you just know the MP will be the same, 5 new maps and 10 rehashed old ones yay!

I did enjoy the first two modern warfare games and I will probably enjoy this one but something a bit different would be VERY much welcome!

No cover system = don't care. I finally got tired of the series with Black Ops. I couldn't even get through the first mission

The game is not even finished and people already b!tch!ng about graphics, you should be happy activision keep sh!7ing out games for us every year.

this game makes the other games (like duke nukem, portal 2 and bink) looks like ****. Even with that old engine still rocking.

Of course they have to try and compete with BF3, but this looks pretty decent to me.

I enjoyed MW1+2 and I'm currently playing Black Ops, so I await this games release as well.

I personally think the game looks great and I have enjoyed all of the Call of Duty games, graphics are not everything and MW2 and Black Ops both look great IMO. Mind you BF3 looks amazing as well but I think it's just the look of CoD and there is no need to build/use a whole new engine when the current one look good IMO. I will be getting the game and I am sure 95% of the people here who are complaining about the game will too, same thing happened with BO and I think that game is better than MW2. Plus they still have 5 months before release, I'm sure there is still a bit of tweaking to do graphically...

Just get both, or neither! Either way no one cares about which is the best except children who think it's the end of the world if someone else doesn't like their favourite game. Grow up.

Love how there are two companies behind it now. Guess Activision are admitting the Infinity Ward situation hit home more than they had liked.

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