Modern Warfare 3 more easily updated than previous CoD games

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 03:17 GMT

Infinity Ward has greater scope for updating Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer on the fly than it ever has before.

“How we’ve built the game this time as opposed to in the past is we’ve made it a lot easier on the back end to update the other aspects of the game beyond just map packs,” creative strategist Robert Bowling told Shack News.

“So now as we’re advancing content and releasing new maps on multiplayer, we can also further tweak them to also be playable in Spec Ops, and then look at how we can update the game further in other ways like new modes, weapons – whatever we wanna do.

“So we’ve done a lot of work on the back end that allows us to update more easily and quickly, and that’s helpful for DLC but it’s also helpful for post-launch support: listening to feedback.

“Maybe there’s stuff we want to rebalance. Maybe there’s stuff we wanna patch. We have a lot more control in tweaking the game now, outside of a patch, than we ever did before.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 8.

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