Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be using the same Game Engine

Hoping that Modern Warfare 3 will be a step forward? Sorry to let you down. Infinity Ward‘s Creative Strategist Robert Bowling revealed that the game will be built using the same engine as MW2, since the developers view the idea of creating a new engine as “counter-productive. That means it's safe to say that Battlefield 3 will take the point in graphics. We probably won't see a new game engine for a little while.

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Kon2834d ago

meh. Battlefield 3 is where the fun is. Forget this CoD crap.

Blad3star2834d ago

I hope that after BlackOps people have seen how much of a rehash COD is now.

Black Ops was not a bad came but no where near worth $60.

Warprincess1162834d ago

Um... Ever heard of the saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"

ProjectNaTL2834d ago

Warprincess, it actually is broke. Hit detection and power still blows.

sdtarm2834d ago

Do you mean the same engine that is based on a quake engine from like 4~ years ago?

GTFO the whole game sucks

BattleAxe2834d ago

Prequil + Old Game Engine = Crap

Danielmccue2834d ago

My current play time is around 4 days. i'd say i got my moneys worth out of it.

Kleptic2834d ago


it has some base code from Quake III...that is almost 12 years old...Cod4's variation of the engine is what dropped 4 years ago, which was significantly better than any past CoD offerings...but the engine hasn't changed much since...

AAACE52833d ago

You can bash CoD all you want, but despite its flaws, it is the closest to what gamers want to play!

Most shooter gamers prefer stuff they can relate to, such as known stuff like military current and past gear and stories based on real war events!

So while games like Halo and Killzone sell well, people like me aren't into the futuristic nerd dreams of those games!Not to mention the gameplay of other games like Halo and Killzone don't excite much!

When i'm playing CoD (even though i'm playing with unknown @ssholes) I feel like I am part of a team! I feel like I have to get somewhere and help out... Even gets my heartbeat raised a little at times! I don't feel any of that with other shooters! It feels more like i'm just wasting time.

Rainbow Six Vegas had that same effect on me, which is why I can't wait for another one of those to come out with better graphics and controls. But until then... I'll be posted up playing whatever Cod comes out. Hopefully Battlefield 3 can distract me, because I hsted the Bad Company games.

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Rainstorm812833d ago (Edited 2833d ago )

Yea i gotta agree. @twisty

I have played a great deal of COD since the first MW and this game is as far from team oriented as it gets.

Actually this is probably the most Lone Wolf accessible FPS on the market.

Sony3602833d ago (Edited 2833d ago )


So you'll buy more of the same rather than something new?

I'd say it's your money that's being wasted, but it's people like you who keep these guys in profit and starting dlc-pricing trends, not to mention the higher retail prices.

You'd think with all of the millions they made they'd be putting it into some new tech, but it looks like they'd rather hold onto the cash and just milk more money, which people like you will gladly give them.

P.S. Battlefield games are just plain better online.

firefoxprime2833d ago

Better watch yourself Activision...people are becoming less and less stupid by the year. We're not putting up with your weak sequels anymore.

X-DominusRebellis-X2833d ago

Sorry what? Modern Warfare 3? Same engine? Same crap with nothing new? Sorry, I was too busy getting excited over BC3 :P

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badz1492834d ago

can see this coming from miles away! this engine will be used until next PS and XBox are announced!

tmoss7262834d ago

Nah till people stop buying the game I bet.

mac_sparrow2833d ago

I agree with Tmoss, the only way you're going to be served up a better game is by sending them the message that we've eaten this dish before, we want something better; and that needs to be done with your wallets.

Personally I'm not a fan of CoD,and I do believe they need a new engine to stay relevant; but look at it from their side.

Should we create a new engine and increase our workload and production time by a huge margin? Well, we still sold millions the last time we didn't bother, so even if we sell half that it still makes more business sense than investing in a new engine.

Don't agree with the outlook but there it is.

darksied2833d ago


Who is sending them a message? The thousand or so of us who understand the argument here, or the millions who do not go to these sites and don't understand the problem. They will throw down $60+ dollars just because it says CoD on the front. New engine? Better graphics? That doesn't matter to them, only the fact that it's a Call of Duty game. It's become like the Apple thing, where people will buy it up regardless of how many (few) people are complaining that it's not that new or great.


Whats even worse... Is that the code that call of duty uses in all its engines are super easy to crack.... so dont be suprised it two weeks in you are being shot by a pistol shooting out rockets or a single fire that has smg fire rate after the hackers get their hands on this 10 year old code... Heck they can just transfer their mw2 cheats to MW3 on day one!

Scary692833d ago

@ Kon

Could not have said it better, would not be buying a COD but will see what BF has to offer as the release date gets closer.

SignifiedSix2833d ago

Yep, no more COD garbage for me anymore.. I'll be using up all my free time on the god of FPS shooters... Battlefield 3! :D

Shadow02833d ago

I'm not buying another CoD game for a long time.

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Dart892834d ago

Only people who have thier heads up high in the sky would think that IW would use a new engine.Either way the engine looks outdated.So roll on out BF3 with you're superb graphics.

Ducky2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

For a game running at 60fps, MW2 looked quite good.

BattleAxe2834d ago

It certainly looked better than Black ops.

Kleptic2834d ago

I wouldn't say it 'looked better'...or at least on any technical level...but MW2 definitely ran better in every conceivable way...blops was trash at release, and still is...

hennessey862833d ago

will have great graphics, but it remains to be seen what it will look like on consoles. cod will run at 60 fps and hopefully will be free of all the shiity bugs that have ruined the last couple of cod games

MRMagoo1232833d ago

There is no way on earth it will have no bugs there will be loads of them same as all the others itll be a glitch fest for months then when they fix those ones new ones will be found.

Zydake2833d ago

Yeah I am why go on an article about a game series you dislike posting negative comments its stupid and not needed

PygmelionHunter2834d ago

"Hoping that Modern Warfare 3 will be a step forward? Sorry to let you down. Infinity Ward‘s Creative Strategist Robert Bowling revealed that the game will be built using the same engine as MW2"

I know this won't happen but, you could still make the best shooter ever on that engine and people would still bitch about it looking similar to past COD games, graphics are not everything. Besides what's with the BF3 video? Did the writer/uploader wait for news like this to be revealed to bash COD and say that BF3 will be better?

ProjectNaTL2834d ago

I hate Battlefield. I'm a CoD "fanboy," as some call it. I only played BFBC1, and nothing after. I've played from CoD 4 til now, CoD 7. I just put it as a preview of the graphic engine, I have now removed it.

gamingdroid2834d ago

I felt like I wasted my money on Battlefield 2 and regretted that purchase. However, I can't wait for MW3!

Bring it on!

mac_sparrow2833d ago

true, graphics aren't everything, but a new engine could be built from the ground up to allow them to achieve new aspects in their game. For example, enhanced physics, destructible scenery etc.

Graphics aren't everything, but engines aren't just graphics.

madjedi2833d ago (Edited 2833d ago )

" I know this won't happen but, you could still make the best shooter ever on that engine and people would still bitch about it looking similar to past COD games, graphics are not everything."

Any developer, cod related under activision, isn't going to make the best shooter ever on this engine period, part of the reason the engine is flat out too damn old.

The other part is neither the remainder of infinity ward or treyarc as a whole is ether talented enough or allowed to make a game remotely close to the best shooter of all time.

For fairness sake, 3rd part not every thinks cod's play style is that good.

Both mw2 and blops had problems badly, mw2 broken overpowered perks and glitches and blops was just broken.

As much as i hate the halo series, i'll bet $100 that bungie could make a cod game with more quality than the last 2 or 3 cod games combined in their sleep.

Every other fps dev is using either a brand new engine or is wiping it's ass with cod's sub hd resolution visuals with 60 fps with the same completely static backgrounds.

Better visuals, better physics, destruction, better ai, larger environments ect cod has none of these, which is why it's irrelevant in every area of moving the genre forward as a whole, but it sells like crazy.

Almost every other major shooter, brings more to the table with their latest offerings than the cod series does, cod hasn't really evolved much to me, from when it was called medal of honor yrs ago on pc.

2fk2834d ago

ugh here we go again...not surprising though =/