We have just received from an unlikely source – but very trustworthy source – of some big Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer details. Although unwilling to give further details, what with the official gameplay trailer tonight, our source said that further details of it will be unveiled ‘in the coming weeks’.
Our source did say that the game will feature cod points, but in a heavily ‘redesigned and refocused way’. This could mean you earn it differently, as he said that ‘wager matches are unlikely to return’. It could also mean you spend it in different ways, as he goes on to say ‘single player has a very multiplayer feel to it, with some interesting ideas to it’. We can only speculate that this may be the ability to buy weapons in single player with cod points, although our source said not to take his word for that specific point.
He also said that there will be ‘a huge improvement in the number of maps, modes and game types’, and to expect ‘more people on maps than you would normally expect’. 32 players was thrown about, but he didn’t want to comment any more on it. He did say whilst there will be no more wager matches, as he said Infinity Ward are in the mind of how they didn’t copy Zombies, they won’t copy wager matches, but he did say there will be some incorporated ‘similar modes’ to that of wager matches. He also let slip that ‘they might include teams of three for one mode’ although he stopped into going into any more details, sounding unsure whether it would make the cut. Finally he said there may be ‘up to 23 maps from launch, but they have plans for huge post-support DLC’. This echoes what fourzerotwo said on twitter about Infinity Ward having plans for longer post-launch support.
Question is: if true or not – will these enhancements be enough to keep gamers away from other franchise such as Battlefield 3, and stick to their Call of Duty roots? For most it would be, but I would wait until the unveiling to decide whether it will add enough to the experience or not.
We would remind you that this is all just rumours at the moment, and we expect some news to confirm or not what we have been told soon. Stay tuned for the latest Modern Warfare 3 news as we get it.
I definitely don't want to see COD points return. That made the game get boring quicker. I hope they go back to the old way of unlocking things. If it's strictly for the campaign, then that's fine.
23 maps seems like a lot. I don't think the number will be that high. 32 players also seems high. I can see them going to 12 versus 12 though.
EDIT: More info
I didn't want to hear that. Looks like MW3 will be a new engine. I have hope that it's just a modified MW2 engine, but now I'm a bit worried. If things like bigger maps and destructible environments are added, gameplay could change and 60 FPS could change.