Rumored information makes Modern Warfare 3 sound like the most epic Call of Duty yet.
Now that Modern Warfare 3 is almost assuredly going to be announced sometime around E3 2011 in early June, rumors are starting to come out about the game's content. According to "sources who have seen the game in action," Modern Warfare 3 will up the ante for the Call of Duty series.
The sources tell Kotaku that Modern Warfare 3 is indeed being developed by Infinity Ward, with assistance from Sledgehammer Games and possibly Raven Software, as previously rumored. It'll evidently continue the storyline laid out in Modern Warfare 2 instead of taking the prequel route, following a "world in crisis" after Russia's invasion of the U.S. in said previous title. However, the game's exact settings aren't yet known, though it will feature urban areas. The storyline could draw in other countries for the series' potential take on World War III.
This escalation in conflict will be mirrored by Modern Warfare 3's maps, said to be much larger and epic in scale than in previous titles. In addition, Modern Warfare 3 could feature destructible environments.
This would align the title with similar content found in EA's Battlefield series, which aims to blow fans out of the water with fall's Battlefield 3. Modern Warfare 3 is also expected in fall 2011, so this could be the best holiday season of all time for shooter fans.
As usual with posts marked "rumor," keep in mind that this is all unconfirmed speculation.