Anger over Modern Warfare 3 engine criticism, has ‘porsche’ quality

 

By Posted 18 Oct 2011, 09:14

A lot has been said in the last few months about the fact that Modern Warfare 3 still utilizes the same game engine as Modern Warfare 2. Naturally, the developers are going to go on the defensive on the negative claims, and we have some comments to share with you from the boss of Sledgehammer Games.

If you didn’t know already, Sledgehammer Games has co-developed the multiplayer portion of the game, alongside series veterans Infinity Ward and also newcomers to the franchise, Raven Software who have assisted in developing some DLC for the game as well as aspects of the user interface.

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In a recent interview with CVG though, the general manager of Sledgehammer Games Glen Schofield has responded to criticism of the engine used in the upcoming game, by saying that the engine is actually a ‘porsche’ – as described in his comments below:

“I’ve worked on a lot of engines over my lifetime and spent a lot of time putting graphics in to them and this thing is a Porsche. And what I mean by that is that it is stream-lined, everything in it is perfectly freaking clean. You can tell it’s been worked on for years. It’s easy to upgrade.”

There was also an element of anger in his defence of the engine too, as he blasted critics who label the Modern Warfare 3 engine a ‘cut and paste job’:

”If you put Modern Warfare 2 next to Modern Warfare 3 you would see a huge difference. Look at all the character models, look at all the gun models, look at the reflections, look at the water. There is so much that we’ve added, so when someone says ‘cut and paste’, I don’t even want to talk to them because they don’t know. They just don’t know. They have no idea.”

Regardless of how you feel about Modern Warfare 3, the game is definitely looking very impressive on the visuals side of things, and although we’re yet to check out multiplayer mode, we’ve played the co-op mode survival and gameplay is looking very smooth indeed with constant reminders from the developers that MW3 will be locked in at 60FPS on console.

Schofield obviously likes to refer to his game engines as car models, but what do you think about it? Is the Modern Warfare 3 engine really a cut and paste job in your opinion or not?

  • Pewl2005

    cut and paste!!! modern warfare 2.5 im affraid any gd game designer can polish the heck out of the engine and make it look gd but for a muliti million pound (doller) game i want something new sorry wont be buying this 1

    • Garry

      You have no idea Pewl2005. What exactly do you want from a game that can’t be a billion times better because the consoles are not upgrading so you get the same kinda look from a game? MW3 will be an amazing game and will keep me happy for 12 months.

      • Cookie

        Haha exactly… 12 months then you hash out for another cod game… but still no new engine! While bf3 players will be happy well after 12 months and still getting new dlc on a new engine! Your the cash cow for Activision… lol

        • Ondsnap001

          I know what I like and that is the COD games. Just because you are a troll doesn’t mean that you are right and millions are wrong. You have your opinion and we have ours. By the way, its my money not yours. And what I purchase is my own Damn business not yours. Go play with the other snobs on BF2.5. And don’t say its BF3. The only thing different is you can NOW lay down. I love the fact that the moat powerful weapon in BF is a Damn flashlight….lol. go away troll.

  • Fortyhalf

    That’s the problem with MW3 versus Battlefield 3, they aren’t bringing anything new to the game. Battlefield 3 is introducing an amazing physics engine on top of bringing in 26 different vehicles to use in multi-player and campaign modes. At least consumers will know what they are getting with MW3, the same ol’song and dance.

  • Dynasty2021

    ”If you put Modern Warfare 2 next to Modern Warfare 3 you would see a huge difference. Look at all the character models, look at all the gun models, look at the reflections, look at the water. There is so much that we’ve added, so when someone says ‘cut and paste’, I don’t even want to talk to them because they don’t know. They just don’t know. They have no idea.”

    And you have no idea how similar they look.

    There is no difference instantly notable.  Which is pointless.  ”We’ve made changes the vast majority of people wont see, so dont talk crap that we havent changed anything.”

    Oh go away.

    And take your paste crap with you. 

  • Jswalker95

    Game defiantly looks a little more “polished” but alot of game design is actualy copy and paste. Made own game but it wasn’t as advanced as mw3. My not be copy/past in that game engine for textures but every thing else is