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Rumor: Call of Duty Elite, MW3 logo and cover outed

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A post over on the Electric Hydra forums (via Destructoid) has what it claims are logos for Modern Warfare 3 and something called Call of Duty: Elite.

Kotaku has also posted what looks to be the game’s cover art. Get all the images in the gallery below.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 getting an official reveal could honestly happen any day now, so if the logo posted is indeed the real deal, it’s really not so outrageous.

The game is rumored to be called for the time being Call of Duty Project Colossus, at least according to the placeholder posted by Tesco earlier this week, and the game is supposedly also getting a full reveal in the next issue of OPM.

However, what’s most interesting of all is the Call of Duty: Elite logo posted, which we’re going to assume, if real, is the Beachhead Studios online initiative Activision has been working on for the last couple of years, and briefly chatted about during its call to investors on Monday.

Activision’s much-mentioned Call of Duty online system will, according to the firm, include “in-game integration” which will bring together console and PC play “for the first time”.

“On our last call, I told you that we had formed a wholly-owned development studio called Beachhead to lead the creation of an all new connected digital universe to the Call of Duty franchise,” said CEO Bobby Kotick on Monday. “This platform will include a suite of services and content plans that will unite and ignite the community like never before. The platform will support in-game integration and bring online experiences and console play together for the first time.

“It’s been in development for almost 2 years and we’re very excited about this increased value and excitement we can bring to our community through this platform.”

“It is the response to the passion people have for the game, the amount that people want to engage one another in a connected way,” added said games head Eric Hirshberg. “We want to create an experience that was amplifying enough to be able to be monetized.”

Hopefully, we’ll hear more about this soon. Meanwhile, we’ve sent a mail to see if we can get any comment whatsoever.

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45 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Jesus, I hope that’s a fake.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    The hype…..a logo for a game, really? Sigh..who cares.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    On a first thought M16 akimbo :P
    On the second thought maybe it’s for Cod:Online logo…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    That looks fucking terrible.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. daytripper

    i’d love to see the meltdown if elite was a online 3rd person shooter like socom….oh wait

    #5 4 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    Fake.

    Case closed.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DEADEYES

    Lol, consoles fanboys will vs pc fanboys? First, MS failed long before. Second, Valve could do it better with their platform – Steam! And third, a new war between 2 realms above will open! :))

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Roberto Guedes

    If it is not fake, then it was reaaly based on a brazilian special troops and a movie called “Tropa de Elite”. This is the logo: http://www.seeklogo.com/images/T/Tropa_de_Elite-logo-2C73645BE6-seeklogo.com.gif

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added the supposed cover art there as well.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    The cover art is also blatantly fake.

    I could make that cover from scratch in less than 3 minutes.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Hunam

    I can’t see them substituting the word Modern Warfare entirely. It’s something they have never done before.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Going on the original state of those logos and the fact they were posted with the Spyro logo – which is definitely real – they look genuine. As soon as those logos appeared Kotaku ran that cover, presumably because it has the same logo on it.

    I bet they’re real.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. deadstoned

    The cover doesnt have the 3 studios who are working on the game so I expect its fake. But then again I could believe that Activision would try and take all credit for COD.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. StolenGlory

    @11

    Agreed, it’s never gonna happen.

    That, and Dave can’t understand acronyms unless he sees them in The Sun.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Grief. They may turn out to be real, but they’ll still be shit. :shock:

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Alakratt

    i kinda like it

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Freek

    That looks super unproffesional, for Acti sake I hope it’s fake, because nobody should have been payed for that.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. xino

    not legit!

    why would a publisher call a game by its abbreviation?
    it’s called Modern Warfare 3 not MW3. Only fanboys and lazyassholes cannot be bothered to type out the full name:/

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    Interesting. That’s a good point about the acronym thing. I reckon we’re going to know either way very soon, personally.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    What if…. they had to call it MW3 because of the ongoing court case? Could that happen?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    @ Pat:

    What will you give me if you’re wrong?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. EscoBlades

    I agree Pat. I fired off an email to their PR when i saw the Spyro one, because that had first appeared in the slides from the financial call the other day. They confirmed that the Spyro and Transformers ones were legit. hey declined to confirm or deny the CoD ones though.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Freek

    The snow effect on the soldiers legs is just some default brush strokes. The elite logo is some gun shapes with an overdone bevel layer style on it. That’s not artwork commissioned by a big publishers, it’s some fanboys work.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. G1GAHURTZ

    @ Blerk:

    Only if they expected to lose, which I doubt they would.

    In any case, why would they be able to use an acronym that batantly stands for some words that they were not able to use?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    @21 – My undying respect.

    @22 – Yeah, I reckon they’re legit if I’m being honest.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. G1GAHURTZ

    Woo hoo!

    Ok, I’ll hold you to that, Pat.

    *Makes mental note to remember story*

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Freek

    Also “greyscale soldier on white background” is Battlefields destinctive art style, why would CoD mimmick that?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. UuBuU

    Bringing console and PC gaming together? Really?

    PLEASE, DO NOT. Online FPS games are absolute shit on consoles, and the people who play them are retards who wouldn’t know a good FPS experience if it shot them in the face. Don’t dumb down the PC experience so the two can merge into one.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    They should have taken the M which they used as the W, simply turned it sideways and used it as the 3 as well. Would have fit well with the MW theme

    #29 4 years ago
  30. minxamo

    LOL the ‘call of duty’ part is just a mix of the BC2 and BF3 texts.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. SpiderMullen

    Booby Kotick???? :p

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    That should be FAKE to be honest.

    Especially ELITE badge. It’s like Activision straight trying to say: Hey, Fratboys, BUY THIS SHIT :D

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Blerk

    “Booby” Kotick sounds about right. Given that he’s a tit.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    the logo is just out of the place. Last Time MW1-MW2 logo was perfect to be honest.

    It was in a sense of a conspiracy theories “thing”. It felt like a secret mission, but now, especially with ELITE badge it’s just some cheap kiddy photoshopped CLAN badge. Especially that “ELITE” is just FUCKING hillarious and annoying at the same time.

    If it’s true (IT CAN’T BE), they should name a COLLECTORS edition to “ELITE ED1T1ON” :D

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Redh3lix

    ‘Elite’ badge = worst Photoshop bevel evaaar, along with shite design. This is screaming fake.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. biocane

    “why would a publisher call a game by its abbreviation?”

    Because all the Modern Warfare fuss was due to Infinity Ward wanting to differentiate from the Treyarch’s CODs and build their own new franchise.

    But Acti has all the interest in remarking the COD brand and leaving MW as a simple subtitle.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Stephany Nunneley

    Christ. Boobs on the mind apparently. No, for some reason I am adding extra “o’s” to everything today. Even my own damned name. (Steoh)

    #37 4 years ago
  38. EscoBlades

    Not even gonna ask Steph :P

    #38 4 years ago
  39. urbz2011

    Im pretty sure this was photoshop.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. DarkElfa

    You what pisses me off about the stupid little kiddies screaming photoshop in here like they coined the term? The fact that of fucking course its photoshop you damned clown shoes. Photoshop is the industry standard art creation program. Ever poster and cover you see nowadays was done in photoshop. How do you expect it to look?

    If you want to say it looks fake or nonprofessional, say that shit and stop throwing around “net” words. Otherwise, yes its photoshop, whether its a fake or not, so either clarify yourselves or stop spouting the obvious.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. B.E.S.O

    Maybe those logos are for the “Shitty Edition”

    Hardened and Prestige wont work anymore, you know ~

    #41 4 years ago
  42. urbz2011

    @40
    Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggeeeeeeee much?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Freek

    @41, The Bro-tastic edition. Comes with a 6 pack of CoD branded beer a CoD baseball cap with the Elite logo on it and a poster featuring a random slut holding the game. In order to qualify for this fantastic offer you have to shout atleast one racist and or homophobic comment at the store clerc when pre-ordering the game.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Noodlemanny

    I would defiantly say this is genuine. Its obvious that someone worked quite hard on this and it DOES look professional despite what everyone is saying. This stuff may not be what ends up on the actual cover, but I would say this is prototype brain storming and ideas. Possibly they leaked it to see what people think. Not well here anyway. Yeah the text looks a bit blocky and yeah the front cover looks a bit plain as does the elite badge but as I said its probably Beta stuff so they’re going to change and adjust it before release.
    I’d bet top dollar that that ^^^ is genuine.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. AHA-Lambda

    if it is actually going to be known as MW3 then i’ll be disappointed and generally filled with feelings of WTF? O__o

    Why not just call it Modern Warfare 3?

    Anyway cool box art, SHITE logo.

    From the sounds of CoD ELITE its maybe sumthin in vien of EA’s recent sports pass thing =/

    #45 4 years ago

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    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]