Modern Warfare 3 Devs worked nights and weekends to ship the sequel

Ghost and Captain Price are tired of all these crises.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare IIIThe single-player campaign was panned by critics when it was released on November 2. Low scores And said that it feels short, rushed and incomplete. now Bloomberg reports That game was over in a hurry in half time call of duty Finally, with programmers working nights and weekends to achieve Activision’s annual sales goals.

In accordance with Bloombergthe game was originally presented as an expansion for Sledgehammer developers Modern Warfare II which focuses on missions based in Mexico rather than the series’ usual set on globe-trotting. However, in the summer of 2022, Activision execs are reportedly eyeing the project as a full-fledged sequel. Modern Warfare II Villain Vladimir Makarov. It should fill the gap left by Treyarch’s apparent lateness call of duty game, and we apparently decided not to just take a year off from the annual blockbuster release schedule.

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However, an Activision spokesperson denied this. Aaron Halon, head of Sledgehammer Games Studio, said this Bloomberg In an interview that the developers who thought Modern War III Originally planned as an expansion, they were simply confused because it was a “new kind of direct sequel” despite the appearance of a PlayStation 5 version of the game. As DLC in the trophies menu And asks some players to enter it Modern Warfare II Disc.

But more than a dozen current and former call of duty Developers said Bloomberg that Halon’s perception “conflicted” with what they were originally told. Some of them also apparently worked nights and weekends to try Modern War III Even though the game only has half the normal development time call of duty The sequel “They felt betrayed by the company because they were promised that they wouldn’t have to go through another short timeline after the release of their previous game.” Call of Duty: Vanguardwhich was built under a similarly constrained development cycle. Bloomberg reports.

call of duty It’s made billions of dollars for Activision, but the series has a long history An increasingly documented history Burning out its developers is one of the big questions now that Microsoft owns it (after It recently closed its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard) is whether it continues seemingly unsustainable development cycles or allows the blockbuster to take a year off for the first time in decades.

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