Rumor: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 reveal coming just before E3?

The biggest game release of 2011 might be a game that hasn't been officially announced yet. However that situation could be changing be very soon. It looks like the Official Playstation Magazine in the UK will be one of the first media outlets to get the first details of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, the next game in Activision's mega popular shooter franchise.

The Pushsquare.com web site has posted up an image of a page from the current print issue of OPM UK which shows a big green number "3" and the statement "The biggest game in the world returns" at the bottom. The magazine is set to be released on newsstands on June 8 which likely means it will reach subscribers much earlier than that. Either way, it looks like Modern Warfare 3 is getting close to its reveal, just a few weeks before E3 2011 begins.

It will be interesting to see what the game will be like as it will be the first in the series made without a lot of the team who made the first two Modern Warfare. The two founders of the game's main developer Infinity Ward were fired by Activision in 2010 and in the wake of that event a large number of Infinity Ward team members left to form Respawn Entertainment.

In related news, rumors that Activision is about to officially announce Call of Duty Online seem to be a bit off. The Rock Paper Shotgun site had reported that such an announcement might be coming soon but now it appears the reveal concerns a stats tool for the franchise rather than a game.

Finally if you enjoy playing the last game in the series, Call of Duty Black Ops, then you might want to join an online server for a few hours this weekend. From now until May 10 players in multiplayer matches will get double the normal amount of XP while playing online.

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haha wow- "play this weekend for double xp online" right now how am i supposed to do that with the network down? great thanks sony. plus i am totally looking forward to how the story will go on in mw3. mw2 had an awesome story behind it!

MW3 will be rubbish compared to MW2 and CoD4. The original IW guys were sacked and AV is just about money money money. Millions of little kids will still buy it because of the CoD franchise popularity and "brand loyalty".

IMO CoD beats BFBC. On Battlefield you can pretty much stand in one spot getting sniper kills the whole game without ever really getting noticed. For me that just isn't great!

Will I get BC3? Yes! I will also play it online for a fair few hours but ultimately, unless they change a lot from 2 then i'll get bored quickly and move back to CoD.

On the other hand I am REALLY looking forward to the next delivery of CoD but with IW no longer the team it was I must admit I am a bit worried.

I am looking forward to seeing what Respawn Entertainment will be offering though. For those who don't know, Respawn are the people who left IW to go on their own so expect big things.

Same! I really can't play the multiplayer on most shooters, ps3 or xbox too many cheaters. Only thing I liked in Black Ops was the addition of bots, so I can feel like I'm playing online with people who actually play the game. Loved Spec-Ops in MW2 but hated how they never added any new ones, huge mistake there.

I am actually one of the few that like MW2, but I didn't like it for multi-player, I liked it for the story play (single-player). Black Ops actually disappointed me.

well i guess its another year that EA wont beat Activision, battlefield 2 was poor compared to modern warfare 2, medal of honor its even worse than black ops.

At least Battlefield 3 did improve a lot... lets see how it goes

eilegz said,
well i guess its another year that EA wont beat Activision, battlefield 2 was poor compared to modern warfare 2, medal of honor its even worse than black ops.

At least Battlefield 3 did improve a lot... lets see how it goes


Battlefield 2 and MW2 are completely different types of games, not to mention that BF2 came out years before MW2.

eilegz said,
At least Battlefield 3 did improve a lot... lets see how it goes

It's funny how everybody always praises BF 3 when none of them have played it and with the game still being in alpha as far as I know. And why? Because they have seen some good graphics and animation? It shows again that computer gaming has gone really downhill with all those graphics whores who want flash over substance in basically recycled FPS concepts with very little innovation in game play.

Expecting dumbed down gameplay requiring barely any skill, mediocre graphics, awful and confusing plot, unnecessary violence and absolutely nothing new to the genre.

This series really went to hell after CoD2.

Saying an online competitive game takes "barely any skill" makes absolutely no sense what so ever. It's pretty clear people say this to down play the importance of there performance, which is most likely poor.

Activision has really gone downhill since Kotick took over.... I m not going to support a company that has no feelings towards its gamers, and instead targets straight towards our wallets and treats gamers like second rate nobodies... they spend more money on marketing the game than in putting the time and effort into developing a good innovative game. Activision has no sense on what games should be nowadays.

No matter what they make, people will buy it and their friends will be almost "forced" to buy it.

I wish they just kept Call of Duty 4. I mean that game I could play for hours and hours without being bored. Perks we're standard and there were set killstreaks. Really miss that!

Well let's hope they go back to those roots in the next release.

Lamp0 said,
I'll never understand how people praise COD4 and bash all the others. COD4 had just as many issues.

CoD4 had a very well balanced set of perks and standard kill streaks with limitations on simultaneous uses on the choppers etc.
MW2 just went overboard and had too many with terrible balancing issues and the ability to have a complete goddamn fleet of aircraft all at once.
Black Ops addressed a fair few of these issues and I generally enjoyed the MP side of it.

.Vamp said,

CoD4 had a very well balanced set of perks and standard kill streaks with limitations on simultaneous uses on the choppers etc.
MW2 just went overboard and had too many with terrible balancing issues and the ability to have a complete goddamn fleet of aircraft all at once.
Black Ops addressed a fair few of these issues and I generally enjoyed the MP side of it.

I disagree I think both COD4 and MW2 were poorly balanced, just in different ways. Both games infuriated me to no end. Black Ops defiantly addressed alot of those issues, but still suffers from the janky networking.

Xxgreatestever said,
I wish they just kept Call of Duty 4. I mean that game I could play for hours and hours without being bored. Perks we're standard and there were set killstreaks. Really miss that!

Well let's hope they go back to those roots in the next release.

Totally agree. My friends and I would play CoD 4 all the time on the Xbox 360. Then MW2 came out and everyone moved to that. It really was a crappy game. I hated the ridiculous kills streaks. No one really plays 4 on the xbox anymore, so it's dead. I do not believe I will be buying this one.

i dont know. i look at this picture and think of the long battlefield 3 trailer and i hate how this one picture looks so far. when i saw the long preview i said "WOW!". i am a COD fan too and so far battlefield has my vote.

Singh400 said,
Anyone else think they are panicking because of BF3?

Firstly I wanted to say the same, but, I thought they will just call me "troll" and "hater" 'cause you know between the fans of these two games, what kind of "war" there is.

It's absolutely reasonable thought.

Deo Domuique said,

Firstly I wanted to say the same, but, I thought they will just call me "troll" and "hater" 'cause you know between the fans of these two games, what kind of "war" there is.

It's absolutely reasonable thought.

I'm with you on that. I played MW2 on both PC and 360 and BC2 just trumps both versions. For me there was little strategy and was just ultimately a frag-fest, which is great if that's what you want but I want teamwork and a strategy.

Although they never implemented a way for squads to communicate with other squads.

Singh400 said,
Anyone else think they are panicking because of BF3?

Why would they? It's not about quality, its about $. Cod has nothing to panic about.

ew2x4 said,

Why would they? It's not about quality, its about $. Cod has nothing to panic about.

Of course. But it's still good to think that we have a developer on "our" side. There's not many left, but if you play a session of Battlefield 2 or Battlefield: Bad Company 2 you can tell they delivered alot more than most games have today. I'll be first in "line" to preorder Battlefield 3 Limited Edition on Steam when it gets there. Count me out for Call of Whateverelse. The only one I truely enjoyed was the first one.

I was great fan of the COD series. 'Till MW2. I'm done with the same Paintball with a sort of refresh. Went to real war BFBC2 and just can't return back.

I was having fun seeing people who sort a line to get everything just the first day of the release... Now for first time I'll do it too for BF 3!

New COD must be really-really great to get it. Must totally impress me with something innovative.

Anyway.

Deo Domuique said,
I was great fan of the COD series. 'Till MW2. I'm done with the same Paintball with a sort of refresh. Went to real war BFBC2 and just can't return back.

I was having fun seeing people who sort a line to get everything just the first day of the release... Now for first time I'll do it too for BF 3!

New COD must be really-really great to get it. Must totally impress me with something innovative.

Anyway.

Likewise, I fell for MW2 on PC and I'll never do it again. BF3 is on my list, CoD will never be again.

Deo Domuique said,
I was great fan of the COD series. 'Till MW2. I'm done with the same Paintball with a sort of refresh. Went to real war BFBC2 and just can't return back.

I was having fun seeing people who sort a line to get everything just the first day of the release... Now for first time I'll do it too for BF 3!

New COD must be really-really great to get it. Must totally impress me with something innovative.

Anyway.

Real men play ARMA II ;-)

Benjy91 said,
Real men play ARMA II ;-)

Real men who want to know what a real war feels like, join the army instead of playing a silly computer game in their basement.