There is a portion of the gaming community that are unimpressed with Activision yearly reboot of the Call of Duty franchise. One of the complaints that comes up the most is that each iteration of the game feels somewhat the same as the previous. Small engine tweaks and gameplay enhancements have propelled Call of Duty sales into the stratosphere, but some feel the engine powering the game is beginning to show its age.
When posed with the question about the game engine, Sledgehammer Games’ Glen Schofield fires back at the critics claiming that the Call of Duty engine is one of the best in gaming. In a recent interview Schofield had this to say:
” I’ve worked on a lot of engines over my lifetime and spent a lot of time putting graphics in to them and this thing is Porsche. And what I mean by that is that it is stream-lined, everything in it is perfectly freaking clean. You can tell it’s been worked on for years. It’s easy to upgrade… If you put Modern Warfare 2 next to Modern Warfare 3 you would see a huge difference. Look at all the character models, look at all the gun models, look at the reflections, look at the water. There is so much that we’ve added, so when someone says ‘cut and paste’, I don’t even want to talk to them because they don’t know. They just don’t know. They have no idea.”
How different Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is from its predecessor is yet to be seen, but fans and critics alike will soon get to judge for themselves with the release date right around the corner.