Although a massive proportion of what Modern Warfare 3 is all about (including the game’s ending) was leaked, Activision acted swiftly (and smartly) to capitalize on the leak and officially confirm the game in the form of three teaser trailers. The main developer behind the game, acclaimed studio Infinity Ward, has now stated they’ve moved beyond the Modern Warfare 2 engine for the third installment in the franchise.
Infinity Ward’s Creative Strategist, Robert Bowling, recently responded to a fan asking about the shooter’s engine via Twitter. Bowling said:
We haven’t gone into detail on the engine yet but we’ve moved beyond the MW2 engine and added a lot of cool stuff for MW3.
However, Bowling had previously said a few months back that a new engine for the Call of Duty franchise is unlikely, so it most likely means that the engine will simply be an upgraded version of their old tech:
Someone just needs to spend the $ and construct a new engine for the CoD franchise… Ground up. That would be counter productive. An engine takes years and years to develop and get right.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is currently scheduled to release on November 8th, 2011. The hotly anticipated shooter will be formally unveiled tonight during the NBA Western Conference Finals around 6pm PST. We’ll put that up as soon as it goes live.