Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Treyarch and Infinity Ward Collaborating on Future Call of Dutys
Written Thursday, February 23, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward has said that it intends to collaborate on future iterations of the Call of Duty series with Treyarch. Typically, the two studios steer clear of each other’s projects. Indeed, there seemed to be a healthy rivalry. But now it seems we can expect increased collaboration.

"When we do something really great it would be good for theirs, and when they do something really great it would be good for ours, so I think you are going to see a lot more of that. We're taking in feedback as a franchise as a whole, not just our individual iterations any more," said Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling.

He’s keen to stress that they remain two separate teams, however. "I think there will always be a lot of communication back and forth. At the end of the day we are two different developers and we have different opinions about the games we make and the games they make."

So we've already had Gun Game and One in the Chamber in Modern Warfare 3. What next? Zombies in MW4? Spec Ops in Black Ops 2? Ezio in SoulCalibur? Wait. What?

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Comment #1 by Yoda91192
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 07:42:43 AM
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It doesn't matter, Theres still gunna be 1 CoD game a year.. So fxck it.

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Comment #2 by Canadian_Wilson
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 07:49:35 AM
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Fuck COD. There hasn't been anything new, or exciting, since the original MW game. Every COD has the same graphics. Developers...wake up! We're tired of playing a PS2 game where the only thing you can destroy are windows and cars. Pull an EA and upgrade your engine (Frostbite > Frostbite 2)!

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Comment #3 by Canadian_Wilson
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 07:50:47 AM
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To elaborate, the game has PS2 graphics in comparison to BF 3 ^ . So it's unacceptable

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Comment #4 by bldagl
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 07:52:42 AM
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infinity ward is stupid if they team with treyarch. treyarch cant get any of there games right hell black ops and w@w is still broken where as IW games are perfect

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Comment #5 by lfcfrank94
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 07:53:09 AM
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Ahahah Ezio in SoulCalibur niceee :') bitta collaboration can't hurt? Although I'm sure I vaguely recall seeing one of the company's names in the credits at the end of one of the other's games... Possibly infinity ward in black ops icr...

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Comment #6 by pokweeismypsn
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 07:54:30 AM
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Lee Bradley,i love you...

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Comment #7 by love_handles1987
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 07:58:10 AM
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Yer you can do that in the future if you like. Battlefield will still be better though.

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Comment #8 by Rafie
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:00:46 AM
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*Sigh*.....COD again!

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Comment #9 by tretin
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:03:07 AM
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@#4 there far from perfect and as far as graphics go I only care there not stupidly blurry couldn't care less just look at kz2 great graphics shit game imo

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Comment #10 by SUM1SLY
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:11:34 AM
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@4 lol w@w & black ops are broken iw games are perfect what?have you even played mw3 there is no way black ops is worse than mw3.mw3 is a bag of sh*t that's why Robert Bowling is saying they are going to team up with treyarch now he know's mw3 suck's he also said they would never do things treyarch do but now he's seen how bad mw3 is now he wants to get ideas from ops never had the problems that mw3 has maybe a bit of lag in the 1st month but how long mw3 been out now and it still has bad lag.

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Comment #11 by Metalboy921
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:22:53 AM
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@4, you couldnt be more bass ackwards. Tons of people still play W@W, and black ops sold like hot cakes infused with crack.

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Comment #12 by LukeyCow
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:32:24 AM
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Lol at this shit. I agree that COD's graphics are PS2 graphics. Every Game ive played in the past two years has had better graphics than a COD Game even fairy Tale Fights for gods sake. Their bland and crappy.
@9 Do you want to know the reason you hate KZ? Its because its took difficult because you play COD. I felt the same way but when i came back to it after id got over COD it is one of the best FPS games ive played, mainly because i like the difficulty.

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Comment #13 by Scarfacew00t
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:32:32 AM
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@4 Perfection for you is easy to achieve or what? Infinity ward's games are perfect? LOL Cmon they recycle the same fucking shit since call of duty 4, add NEW guns ;) change maps.. and hum.. yeah thats pretty much it.. and to be honest, WaW and Black ops were not perfect but still they kicked the ass out of mw2 and mw3.

Either way, Fuck you Activision, I'm on the good side now with BF3

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Comment #14 by ZACHSP8
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:35:07 AM
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This can only be a good thing, Treyarch used to be the crap COD games and IW was the good one and then Treyarch done Black Ops and IW responded by just rehashing MW2.

So in the COD series the big brother and now been made the little brother.

I can confirm this as I went into Tesco's yesterday and MW3 was £29.99 and Black Ops was £42.98.

So COD Treyarch 1.5yrs old is worth more than COD IW what is 6 months old.

I rest my case.

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Comment #15 by Callam001
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:35:09 AM
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@2 ps2 had some games with destructible landscapes such as Red Faction and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction just to name a few. It amazes me why COD had decided to add destructible terrain yet.

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Comment #16 by matt16020
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:36:21 AM
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Mw1 and Mw2 were awesome, pulled out max prestige in mw2 in 55 days =D and 1 prestige in cod 4. Black Ops was superb because it had a lot of changes but sadly Mw3 sucks because it seems that you are greedy: there's nothing new,just same old same old. Mw2 was a huge improvement compared to Mw1. This is my last cod.

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Comment #17 by Chrissycooza1
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:51:44 AM
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@2 and @15 PS2 had 'Black' which had some destruction in it (and it was awesome) but then again that was EA that made that so Activation haven't learned much apart from glass breaking (BF3 main character Henry Blackburn aka Black could be a possible reference?)

@4 you are a real muppet eh you got it totally backwards, MW2 was far from perfect on day 1, the trophy pack didn't even activate they had to patch it to make them work and since it was hacked MW2 is full of people at the highest rank who didn't earn it or even ask for their rank to be shot up. MW3 isn't perfect either I had helicopters stuck in walls and juggernauts fall through the ground... perfect eh? Treyarch has the only two COD games that are nearest to "perfect" no patches except for add on maps.

overall who the fuck cares? whenever a COD topic comes up it goes over all the same arguments every time, the PS3T News team shouldn't post about COD unless its either the game is out next week or the franchise has finally died because its just boring hearing about Activision and their money cow and the only reason this franchise is still alive is because its thrown in your face every week due to them finding a new words like 'innovation' and pretending they know what it means.

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Comment #18 by TrophyQuest
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 10:11:13 AM
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@#17 EA didn't make black and certaintly didn't make bf3 either. all ea does is promote the game developers games and to steal everyones pocket of money.

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Comment #19 by Chrissycooza1
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 10:23:10 AM
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@18 Black was developed by Criterion Games and published by EA and BF3 was developed by DICE and published by EA the point I was making was that EA seems to publish games which all contain destruction which is the subject Activision cant seem to match and as for the "steal everyones pocket of money" line, thats rich considering the subject is about Activision who dont even wear a mask to rob ya, whereas Iv never had so much free DLC for games that EA published. You didnt even comment about the topic at hand why did you even bother to speak?

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Comment #20 by weephilymcvey
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 10:29:20 AM
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I like iw much better than treyarch i think they should just stay as they r and not come closer together that'll ruin the 2 separate, unique identities of the 2 sets of cod games and then it really will feel like gettin the same game every year

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Comment #21 by AshtimusPrime
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 10:54:55 AM
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A big yawn at all the COD haters and the likes they always get. I may as well be on IGN.

PS2 graphics? Do any of you even think about what you type? The graphics haven't improved since COD4 but let's not say something stupid. If you want pretty graphics then go and play Uncharted or MGS (great games). But if you want fun gameplay, COD delivers, and that is what is most important in a game.

PS: You will not find fun gameplay in online though. Stick to SP and Spec Ops :p

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Comment #22 by JuggernautClone
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 11:06:48 AM
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If IW starts fucking with zombies in Treyarch's game this year, I'm going to be pissed. IW is good for their MP I guess, but I'm not big on MP. And when it comes to survival modes...... just look at Spec Ops Survival and you'll know what I mean. Treyarch hit it right on the money with zombies, and thier MP is more fun in my opinion, so I don't know how IW would help them out. Perhaps Robert Bowling is secretly trying to destroy Treyarch's games as well with *gulp* lag compensation D:

Although perhaps this means after this year there will be a CoD every other year if they are both working on the same game now. That might make some people quiet who complain about the yearly release (not saying it's a good thing, I'm just tired of hearing it).

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Comment #23 by PerfectMurder
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 11:48:47 AM
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I personally hate this.
In my opinion Blops was better than any MW.

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Comment #24 by newgroundsguru
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 12:15:21 PM
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This is good. All the cool things in black ops didn't make it to mw3, like the dive. If they just use the best of both company's and listen to the fans then the new games SHOULD be alot better! Also i wish you could ban people on the site who are OFF TOPIC.

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Comment #25 by WINAS3
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 12:57:41 PM
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I thought they already were -_-

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Comment #26 by shedmandan
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 01:21:49 PM
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F*ck treyarch get dice

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Comment #27 by SSWORM69
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 01:55:14 PM
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Basically, we will a hybrid between modern time and soviet time. Still, what the hell?

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Comment #28 by FatalKrouzer
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 02:03:40 PM
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@2 don't forget those randomly place red barrels.

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Comment #29 by Cromag2
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 04:00:31 PM
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I like how they both talk about "doing something really great" well that last happened on COD4, since then basically tweaks and glorified updates guised in the form of "new games", a long serious of tiny, sometimes stupid improvements over the years to the one formula that put them on the console map.

come on guys, give us something new, you did it once... dont make me have to depend on valve... i cant shoot orange and blue holes in walls forever for jollies!

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Comment #30 by D A U K 1 9 9 6
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 04:29:58 PM
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#11 #13 #14 #17, all dead on the spot, i am in fullagreement with what your all saying, but #22, you have it even better, and likewise, i will f*cking snap the disc if i find that zombies is shit, or in any way f*cked around with, its my favourite thing about Blackops/WaW, the multiplayer is good, but not great, because when you get the game a 1 month later (Bargain :D), you find that some no-life C***$ have got to max level prestige, know all the maps, have a brilliant weapon, and all you have is some sh!tty SMG or pistol tht has no accuracy, then you find you can't upgade it, because you can't get points because of the sad d!ck$ who are way ahead (thats becaus ethey sit on the ps3 all day & night doing f**k all else...
well, You get my point (i hope)this next CoD best be good, or it'll do another MW3

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Comment #31 by AverySegaw
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 07:57:57 PM
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I can only laugh at how futile complaining about CoD on the Internet has become. All the bitching and CoD sells more and more and breaks records each year. Why not just let the casuals enjoy CoD and go do something productive like playing other games?

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Comment #32 by Sly-Creed
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 09:14:51 PM
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I dont care who works together, or who does what. As long as COD is owned by Activision, there will never be a decent game, mainly because Activsion doesn't give amazing developers like IW and Treyarch enough time to make their games, two years just isnt enough.

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Comment #33 by tretin
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 02:42:49 AM
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@# 12 it has nothing to do with the fact a play cod a just never really liked the game full stop not just mp sp too , think its more to go with not getting my 1% after the first full week even though I was up there . Besides not really been likin cod since w@w mw2 was meh BO was jut ficking pathetic with all the problems , mw3 is gd but starting to get meh .

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