If industry rumours are to be believed this morning, Infinity Ward will not be creating Modern Warfare 3. They’ve said repeatedly in interviews for the past few months that what they’re working on after Modern Warfare 2 hadn’t been decided but if VG247’s source is to be believed, it will be something “completely different.” The site also speculates that either a Canadian studio or the new Sledgehammer Games could be handling it instead.
Though things got even more intriguing this morning when destructoid reported that their sources are saying that Infinity Ward’s new game will be an MMO. According to them, IW is hiring from Sony Online Entertainment and working with Blizzard employees who are helping to get the project off the ground. Blizzard are the MMO people, so if they are working together then it does give the rumours a lot of weight. Obviously now the speculation has to be directed at whether or not this MMO will be part of the Call of Duty franchise or a new game altogether as it’s already expected that Treyarch are working on a Vietnam sequel to World at War for this year.
Our sources say that if you have a little patience and wait a bit, it will all reveal itself in good time. But they also say that speculation is fun. And that Bourbons are better than custard creams.