According to Kotaku's sources, MW 3 will continue Modern Warfare 2's story, exploring the aftermath of the invasion of the USA detailed in MW2. The involvement of other nations in the war could result in World War 3. According to the source, Modern Warfare 3 will have an urban setting, including "military vehicles, including tanks, rolling through suburban streets." Returning characters could include John "Soap" MacTavish and Captain John Price.
The main gameplay change will reportedly lie in the scope of the game. It's going to be huge, taking place on large, destructible urban maps. Hmmm... big maps and destructible environments. Those features are the hallmarks of the Battlefield games, and with the amazing-looking Battlefield 3 slated for a fall release, it's looking like a head-to-head battle between the two most 'core shooter game franchises on earth is heating up.
What kind of things would you like to see in the next MW game? If you had to choose either Battlefield 3 or the next Modern Warfare game, which one would you pick?