Modern Warfare 3: Are you ready?
Without any doubt Modern Warfare 3 will be the best selling game in 2011 and will likely continue to sell strongly in 2012. I was fortunate enough to spend some time talking with Robert Bowling, one of the lead developers of Modern Warfare at Infinity Ward.
Robert spoke enthusiastically about some of the new things players can expect such as a vastly changed ranking system that will keep the interest of players who “Max Rank” or “Full Prestige” such as the ability to unlock Double XP, Double Weapon XP or even select one favorite item which you can choose to keep throughout the entire game.
For those who have completed all prestige levels in Call of Duty BlackOps and become bored don't fret because Modern Warfare 3 will have a token which will let you reset and start from the beginning.
One thing to consider is MW3 will come with all the classic Multiplayer modes while also introducing two new modes called “Kill and Confirm” and “Team Defender”.
Kill and Confirm mode is a team effort based mode which will reward players who work as a team while not benefiting lone wolfs.
"Players will collect dog tags to confirm a kill which means they have to be engaged in team work versus sitting back and collecting kills" said Bowling.
Team Defender is essentially a “Mobile “Domination” mode where you capture the flag and continue to move with it and play almost a TDM style match while trying to continue to move with the flag.
Robert Bowling indicated he continues to love the Scar although he is enjoying the ACR 6.8 and says he likes the Resistance map in MW3 which is themed after the streets of Paris but notes that "after launch my favorite map may change as I encounter more players versus the other developers he has been playing against and learned their moves".
In addition to all of the above new stuff in Multiplayer it is also essential to note that Modern Warfare 3 has vastly expanded its single player offerings in its sequel to Modern Warfare 2 and has also brought in excellent voice talents such as William Fichtner and Timothy Olyphant.
I personally look forward to doing a full write-up of Modern Warfare 3 shortly after launch.