Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling has stated that Modern Warfare 3‘s multiplayer will play more like Call of Duty 4‘s, instead of their previous installment. Especially in the area of dealing with campers:
“What happens… is that the professional guys are using that spot that is either difficult to get to… There’s fewer places to hide, which discourages the camper mentality that seemed to emerge in the map design of Modern Warfare 2.”
Bowling says Modern Warfare 2 pulled away from COD4’s gun-on-gun mentality in favor of pushing up the perks and kill streaks.
“I feel like it’s something we nailed with Call of Duty 4. We moved away from it a little bit with MW2, relying heavily on air support, killstreaks, perks and stuff like that. Modern Warfare 3, very much [is] building up from that Call of Duty 4 mentality of gun-on-gun, fast-paced infantry gameplay.”
It appears Infintity Ward is pushing for a miniature reboot of the franchise by trying to bring back what made the series so popular. Earlier this week it was confirmed that Infinity Ward is pushing for a glitch free multiplayer. Can they recreate what made Modern Warfare so popular, let alone glitch free? Quite a high bar they’ve set for themselves, but in this industry a developer really needs to.