Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is an unprecedented release in the series, launching a year after its predecessor. It continues the story with a new campaign featuring non-linear Open Combat missions, multiplayer with remastered maps from Modern Warfare 2 (2009) and a new open-world Zombies mode with survival mechanics for extraction. But who is leading the development?
According to Activision, it’s Sledgehammer Games, albeit in partnership with Infinity Ward. Sledgehammer is also “working closely” with Treyarch on Zombies. Beenox, Demonware, Raven Software and High Moon Studios had already been confirmed as involved in the project. However, Activision Central Design, Activision Central Technology, Activision Shanghai, Toys for Bob and Activision QA are also involved.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will launch on Nov. 10 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and PC. It is a premium release and costs $70, carrying over cosmetics and purchases from the previous Modern Warfare 2 year. Both the titles and Call of Duty: Warzone are included in Call of Duty HQ, an upcoming all-in-one destination for all Call of Duty content.