A total of seven studios were involved in the development of the upcoming Call of Duty installment. Sledgehammer Games is taking the lead in the development of Modern Warfare 3 and is being supported by other Activision-owned studios.
The Steam page for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 lists all seven studios involved in the development of the upcoming installment. Here are the studios that contributed to Modern Warfare 3:
- Sledgehammer Games
- Infinity Ward
- Raven Software
- High Moon Studios
Having multiple studios working on a title isn't a novel concept. Many of the previous titles in the Call of Duty series had multiple studios contributing in different capacities. For example, Beenox worked on Rebirth Island for Call of Duty: Warzone while High Moon Studios developed Ashika Island for Warzone 2.0 and Warzone DMZ.
Interestingly, Treyarch Studios was the lead developer for the Ranked Play mode for Modern Warfare 2. The studio may be working on the same feature for the next installment.
It isn't surprising that Infinity Ward and Raven Software are part of the development team. Modern Warfare 3 serves as a sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, making Infinity Ward's participation a must. The upcoming title will allow players to carry forward operators, weapon camos, blueprints, and other cosmetic items from Modern Warfare 2 to the upcoming installment.
Raven Software will likely be a support studio for the integration of Modern Warfare 3 to Warzone. The studio has been one of the key support studios for the free-to-play battle royale mode.
Having a total of seven studios working on a project is one way to fast-track the release of a game. The latest installment was originally planned as a premium expansion for Modern Warfare 2 before Activision announced that it will be a full premium release. However, a recent leak suggest that Modern Warfare 3 will be priced lower than previous titles.
Fans are eager to know more information about Modern Warfare 3. Activision has scheduled a global reveal event on August 17 for its newest Call of Duty title. Hopefully, we will get to see gameplay from the upcoming game and information regarding its PC specifications.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is coming to PC and consoles on November 10.