MW3 Designer: "We've Absolutely Got New Mechanics"
Multiple studios have worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, including Sledgehammer Games.
And the studio's manager Glen Schofield reacts to the widespread supposition that this year's CoD entry will simply be more of the same.
In speaking to CVG, Schofield first answers questions concerning the length of the single-player campaign. After admitting he doesn't know how long the campaign is in Modern Warfare 3, he comments about the percentage of people who actually finish the campaign:
"I don't know if we have scientific data, but I know that people have talked to me about it and have said it's pretty 50/50. One of the big differences is that we had numbers at EA... like 50 percent of the people that played a game, you know, went to level three, but finishing the game, like ten percent."
Then, when asked about CoD's perceived lack of innovation, Schofield has a lot to say. He says we can expect great character development and dialogue this time around, and although that isn't "innovative," per se, there are "huge urban environments" in MW3 with "different types of battles going on." Furthermore:
"And we've absolutely got new mechanics. We've got the XM25, which is a grenade launcher that's just being used right now. It's got a laser target. Let's say somebody's hiding behind a rock, you laser the rock, aim a metre above it and it blows everything up below. We're using a nine-bang instead of a flash-bang. That came right from Delta. They said 'We're not using flash bangs. We haven't been using flash bangs for years. We're using nine bangs.' We've got the dual scope, so you can switch between an EOtech and a red dot sight really quickly. It's so convenient.
There's also stuff I can't talk about. There's so much. The big moments are bigger than they ever were. We've got a new audio engine. We've upgraded the audio engine. You're hearing whizzes, bangs, which way they're coming from, how far they are. The sound is all around you, we really, really upgraded that."
He goes on to talk about all the stuff they've added to the multiplayer, too. So, are you buying this? Schofield's comments, I mean, not the game.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
10/10/2011 9:55:12 AM Ben Dutka