Modern Warfare 3? Countdown Clock Hints At MW 3!


Posted February 25, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

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Countdown Clock Hints To Modern Warfare 3 Reveal

UPDATE - NOVEMBER 8, 2011: MW3 Countdown to launch has begun; so check out your official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launch guide right now.


UPDATE 2: An Activision Spokesperson released a statement on the dogtag story, "There seems to be a great deal of speculation about the next Call of Duty project. Let me be clear that we are not revealing yet. Anything indicating otherwise is a hoax." This statement is vague to say the least. Activision did not confirm or deny  anything; of course they aren't revealing yet, it's a countdown clock. I do think it was interesting they said "project." Last May Sledgehammer Games was working on an action-adventure game set in the CoD universe. Could this be that title? Or is this an elaborate hoax?

UPDATE: Dogtags have been sent to various gaming sites. The dogtags belong to Lt. General Shepherd, who died at your hands in MW2. The back of the tags say "End the War" and direct back to findmakarov.com. Activision has not taken responsibility for the tags.

A countdown clock has appeared on a website called FindMakarov.com that many believe is counting down until Modern Warfare 3's official announcement. However, there's another camp of gamers who don't think MW3 will be announced just yet and believe the clock will reveal new CoD: Black Ops content.

Allow me to explain why I think Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be announced in 4 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes and 7 seconds. That is, if it's not a hoax.

Call of Duty is on an annual schedule, so it is not a surprise that Modern Warfare 3 is coming. Activision divides development duty amongst different studios. In the past Infinity Ward took care of the even numbered CoD games, CoD 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 and Treyarch took the odds, Call of Duty: World at War and Cod: Black Ops. We already know that since the Fall of Duty, events Infinity Ward needed help developing MW3 and multiple studios were being brought in to finish the game on time. We know CoD: MW3 is coming, but we don't usually see CoD announcements this soon in the year.

This time, though, it's different. First off, Vladimir Makarov is the leader of a Ultra-nationalist terrorist cell and the main baddie in CoD: MW2. At the end of MW2 Makarov's whereabouts are unknown, and it is assumed he went into hiding. But more so than the obvious connection to Makarov, the real reason I believe this is a MW3 announcement is I think Activision wants to rain on Battlefield 3's parade. The legal battle between the ex-heads of Infinity Ward and Activision now involves EA. In the latest legal filing Activision claims West and Zampella conspired with EA to help their game Battlefield: Bad Company 2, have an edge over their main competitor. Wouldn't it be sweet payback to announce their game during GDC when Battlefield 3 will be on display?

There is the possibility this is actually a hoax and not for Call of Duty at all. I'm a half-glass full of bullets kind of person so I choose to believe this is legit.

What do you think the clock is for?

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Modern Warfare 3? Countdown Clock Hints At MW 3!


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