Sledgehammer Games responded to reports regarding the Modern Warfare 3 development cycle, confirming that it is “incredibly proud” of the latest version of Call of Duty, and saying that it is “proud to be the team leading the way on Modern Warfare 3.” “Anything said to the contrary is simply not true.”
The statement comes days after Bloomberg broke the news that employees needed to work late nights and weekends ahead of the release due to a truncated development period.
“We’re incredibly proud of Modern Warfare 3 – both the full game experience at launch and the content we have planned for the community for next year,” said Aaron Hallon, Sledgehammer Studio Head.
“On behalf of the incredibly talented team across Sledgehammer Games and our partner studios we’ve collaborated on development with, it’s been a labor of love to lead the first back-to-back sequel in Call of Duty. We can’t wait to see how our community reacts to everything the game has to offer as a whole, across the campaign and multiplayer.” And zombies.”
Statement from Aaron Hallon, Studio Head, SHG.
“We’re extremely proud of Modern Warfare III – the full game experience at launch and the next year’s content we have planned for the community. On behalf of the extremely talented team across Sledgehammer Games and our…
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“From the beginning of development, we’ve all been focused on creating the next groundbreaking Call of Duty game,” Hallon continued. “Long before wrapping up our previous game, we heard loud and clear from fans about the desire to stay and play together longer within the same series. And that’s what we delivered – the first true sequel in franchise history. It’s also why we added features like Carry Forward for the first time to honor the investment Made by our players in the Modern Warfare series.
“We are proud to be the team leading the way in Modern Warfare III,” the statement concludes. “We have worked hard to achieve this vision that has been years in the making. Anything said to the contrary is not true – this is our game and we can’t wait to play it online with all of you.”
In our own review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Chris Tapsell called it “ridiculous and hastily put together”.
“Modern Warfare 3’s campaign has clearly been rushed into the market, combining ill-considered open areas with disappointing linear missions and a nonsensical story,” Chris wrote.
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