No lead platform with MW3, says Infinity Ward

Thursday, 26th May 2011 11:37 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Infinity Ward’s said on Twitter it doesn’t have a lead platform for Modern Warfare 3.

Speaking to a user in a tweet, comms boss Rob Bowling said that the studio was developing each version together.

“We don’t have lead platforms, we develop each version alongside each other. Xbox 360 is running at same as PS3,” he said.

He also added that, like before in the series, the game will be at 60FPS. Everyone wins.

MW3 launches on November 8 for PS3, 360 and PC. Watch the first trailer here.



  1. Blerk

    So they won’t be appearing at the Microsoft conference at E3 and announcing temporary exclusive deals on the DLC this time, then? :-D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Another lie like with “We moved beyond our engine”?

    @1, since last year till 2012 All COD exclusive content is first on Xbox 360. So… Go figure.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Talkar

    There you have it, another console port: “We don’t have lead platforms, we develop each version alongside each other. Xbox 360 is running at same as PS3,”

    Sad that a pc exclusive game series got turned into this…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dralen

    He doesn’t even mention the PC version :S.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    Like before it will be at 60FPS? They aspire to a consistent 60FPS – it has a max of 60fps – but it doesn’t actually achieve that consistently. In fact it’s well below that in some instances. (

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    One of those tweets is just wrong on a couple of levels …

    “Incorrect. It will be locked at 60 FPS which means it will never go below it, its can always go above 60 FPS.”

    Locked at 60fps means locked, so no it can’t go above it either. Aside from which he is specifically referencing the console versions which will be played on TVs which won’t go above 60Hz either.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. minxamo

    “Xbox 360 is running at same as PS3″
    what does that even mean?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @Dralen, i have a question. “Who gives a flying fuck” when PC is the lead platform for Battlefield 3? That supports the highest rigs available with 64 players and giant maps.

    I mean… At this rate they could just cancel the PC version of MW3, no one would care anyway.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hybridpsycho

    Game looks like shit anyways :)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    Well its nice to know Infinity Ward can make a decent game for the ps3, maybe they could give a few tips to treyarch?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. mojo

    no lead platform for IW

    i guess that fits perfectly with the departure of the lead programmer, lead artist, lead here and lead there :D


    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk


    #12 4 years ago
  13. Dralen

    Not that many of you will care as Erthazus put it. But it looks like they’ve also raised the price of the PC version yet again. It’s now around the same price you would expect to pay for a brand new console game. That’s just ridiculous for a yearly update title.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. TD_Monstrous69

    Though it’s nice to hear that there’s supposedly no favoritism amongst development on platforms, it still doesn’t change on who gets first dibs on content ….xbox 360 pointing 2 thumbs up at itself….this guy.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. macronia

    @8 i agree with u , and i believe we the pc users will make BF3 a very successful game

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DSB

    Currently the CoD games are only second to Counter-Strike on Steam, with each of the games easily outdoing anything else on the market, so I think plenty of people will care, even if the 360 is the native territory.

    This is just PR herp derp though. It might be an easy way to get a post on a website like this, but it’s pretty pointless information. Pandering to peoples platform sensibilities is an easy way to avoid actually talking about your game.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    FYI: Might want to watch the site in five minutes time.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    It has gotten to the point where I don’t care how many squillions of copies of CoD sell. Lady Gaga sells like mad too, and I won’t listen to that. CoD is CoD, it is what it is. I enjoy something else more, so I play that. As long as enough people play that other game I enjoy so we have full games, I am a happy gamer.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. deadstoned

    No lead bs. It will be 360 as always.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Overdos3

    No lead platformmeans that we’ll all get the same shit in the end :D.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. IL DUCE

    @1 not having a lead platform has nothing to do with people working out side deals for DLC exclusivity or presenting for a certain company during E3…I would not be surprised if they are once again part of Microsoft’s press conference

    #21 4 years ago
  22. IL DUCE

    @3 were you asleep for the past 5-6 years…the first title was the only one exclusive to PC…since CoD2 every single game in the series has been on 360…

    #22 4 years ago

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