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Modern Warfare 3 (PS3, Xbox 360): Release date delay over lawsuit

For Modern Warfare fans across the globe – we have some good and bad news. The good news is that Modern Warfare 3 is a reality and is currently in pre-production, but the bad news is that development on the game has been delayed, due to the ongoing lawsuit between Infinity Ward and Activision.

As reported from Playstation Lifestyle, development on the game has come to a halt, until both parties can come to an agreement on the unpaid royalties, as well as the future of the ‘Modern Warfare’ brand name.

You all know how long lawsuits can potentially take, so it is probably a good idea for you to start thinking about Call of Duty 7: Black Ops, before you start getting excited about Modern Warfare 3.

Who knows, IW could be back working for EA by the time development gets underway again. Let us know your two cents on the whole situation.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Eric Gaudette
Eric Gaudette

i don’t give a rats ass who makes the damn game i just hope it gets made soon cause im gettin bored with black ops & MW2

Mohammed Al-Haiki

i would like to see a wager match in MW3 and i liked quickscoping in MW2 i know somepeople find it nooby but it would be awesome if they had Combat training in Mw3 so Quickscoper Can go play on the Dummies i don’t know just my opinion so….

bernie
bernie

Just goes to show how little these money hungry dicks care about this game or its fans. that's why there is delays, zero improvment in new games, zero ambition to make a better game!!!!

MADMANJAME
MADMANJAME

If IW would have made black ops then it would have been an awesome game. I trully hope they get to create MW3…. guaranteed to be a bomb A$$ game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nick
nick

its beacuse activision doesnot turst Infinity Ward beacuse they lost all there best workers so they have to make the game on thier on so they can be back with activision

Austin
Austin

Omg those of you saying activision is just mad they control infinity wars mw2 was their ideas so you should be thanking them they payed infinity ward to develop it god some small children are so ignorant

brandon
brandon

Alright so far all we know modern warfare 3 is coming out, but we technically don't know who its gonna be by .
Thing is it better be by infinity ward if it was buy activision most people wont buy it because infinity ward made the other two modern warfare games. It just wont be right if they let activision just take over their serious of games just like that. I say who gives a fuck about the arguments an let the games be continue

gamer
gamer

i think they all probably have enough money already its just greed thats stopping it i say noone buy it thata teach um just like grfs they just keep pushing the date up over and over so ive chosen not to buy it no my measly 60 buks wont hurt them but if i take a stand maybe someone else can gamers can strike just like everyone else we are a nation not just couch potatoes we run the buisness we give them their money i say we strike an then i bet they will resolve thier differances

xxmwgamesarewick
xxmwgamesarewick

IW should be the makers of the game they made all the other ones

so activision should go to hell

ya mum
ya mum

what date does it come out cuz it is pissing me off lol

BOPSFTW
BOPSFTW

black ops ftw

GamerTag FireHawk NM
GamerTag FireHawk NM

I think Infinity Ward got all the attention cuz they made Modern Warfare 2.. But Activision lost all the attention so they made Black Ops.. So.. why don't they work with each other and make the game good as hell!

simon shin
simon shin

i just hope quickscoping is back

hjkh
hjkh

look guys, infinity ward are still the producers of this game, but sledgehammer games are working on multiplayer IW campaign also with another company.

zachwilson2011
zachwilson2011

whens is MW3 going to be coming out?

shane
shane

aneyone know when its coming out

NooB
NooB

stop the argument sell mw3 get money be :]

sean
sean

I played both the game and modern warfare2. Is much better shooting game then OPS.

ben
ben

well i have to agree that modern warfare is a great game and i have been amazed since call of duty 4 but the thing i do not like is the fact that the game jumps around changing the story first ww2 then mdern then vietnam what is this i still want to know what happened to soup and price at the end of mw2 well i guess i am trying to say that they should just stop and solve the way to create the game fast im getting hungry for MW3 🙂 p.s sorry ps3 playes im an xbox… Read more »

jeia;
jeia;

so when is coming the gamers and i need to know

sgt_k41 on ps3
sgt_k41 on ps3

omg. ur all cod bashers!!! jokes! apparentley infinity ward have split up. it will never be the same. AND BILL GATES IS TRYING TO BUY THE PLAYSTATION!. just thought id let u no. but plz just release the danm game!!!!!!!!

cornelius
cornelius

I can't wait for MW3. I've been searching to see if there were any Modern Warfare 3 news out and apparently there is – http://mwarfare3.com

The rumors seem to be true. I can't wait for Modern Warfare 3 in November. I just hope it isn't rushed like Black Ops was.

cammi
cammi

they shud make the gsme eny way if its the last 1 then evry 1 had a good time in the games if they carry it on then thats goood but its not worth it arguin over the game makers just get on with it and carry on eny way

Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez

@ grant, umm without activision, there would be no call of duty, just letting you know, if you didnt. yeahh.

JCWELLS1281
JCWELLS1281

pay the Motherfucers and let them finish the series you money grubbing a$$holes. Im sure you made a s#!t load of money on there idea and uts only the BEST GAME EVER MADE!!!!! SO LETS GET TO IT ALREADY BITCHES!!!

masin
masin

somebody now when cod mw3 coming out ?

RAGINGx thunder
RAGINGx thunder

I CAN'T WAIT NO LONGER THIS IS BS JUST FINISH THE GAME if you want to talk more friend request me on my xbox account RAGINGx thunder and my other account RAGINGx MODZ please

James
James

You know, I find it funny that this thread that holds basically no intelligence in its comments has gone on for over 40 weeks. You people need to take a look at the whole picture instead of just making it a battle between Treyarch and Infinity Ward, and even Activision for that matter. Both Treyarch and Infinity Ward have had downfalls in their games, online and offline. The MW series was awesome but the online play was full of idiot hackers and way too many glitches. The Treyarch COD series kicked ass in Campaign but the multiplayer was a little… Read more »

GtnMan
GtnMan

Listen. Half of you should just stop bitching over somthing thats not even real. And also shouldn’t like idk…..5 NEW CALL OF DUTIES Keep you satisfied ya pricks?!! Damn. but seriously i am lookin foward to mw3…also who gets that mad to break stuff over someone who killed u in a game who doesn’t give two sh!ts about you?! Now that person needs help.

I AM NOT A TROLL, I AM A REALIST. LOL

Email me @ sudano16@yahoo.com for more…lol

Chad
Chad

I think treyarc should continue making oldwar games with activition, and infinityward should continue to make modernwarfare. IW should stop trying to own call of duty since treyarc initially started it. The problem was IW wanted blackops and didn’t get it so they sued activition, and chances are they’re going to lose the lawsuit. So in other words, IW owns modern warfare games. And treyarc doesn’t.

will
will

more of a holocaust i reckon

Grant
Grant

This is just freaking gay. Activision needs to stay with nickelodeon games and assassins creed. stay the fuck out of call of duty you fucking faggots. Leave infinity ward alone. just cuz you know modern warfare freaking obliterates your game. I hope you read this, corporate assholes.

Yourdad
Yourdad

MW is complete trash compared to the oldschool cod's. Adding ridiculous weapons and grenade launchers just ruin the game and make it way more noob-friendly. I honestly don't care if they make 20 more games that are WWII theme, they will still be better than MW. BRING BACK THE OLD SCHOOL CODs!!!

amar
amar

hi guys im new here and i have MW1 but i want to know when MW3 is coming out

john
john

who is the bad guy infinity ward or activision ????

matthew
matthew

i think they should split so they would be putting out one game at a time trying to out do each other

Nick Hibbard
Nick Hibbard

yes i argee ive followed the call of dutys from day one, when they made the story line well!
they must have been sniffing something. and the multi player well what can i say nothing but rubbish all 10 maps and the stupid R.C.D cars, you could just some over exited solider
playing with a remorte controlled car in the heat of battle and zombies come on what next
flying pigs stuffed with semtex.

James Jones
James Jones

black ops is garbage.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! treyarch needs to just stop.tryn. they will nEVA B AS GREAT AS INFINITYwARD

James Jones
James Jones

call of duty black ops is garbage!!!!!!!!!!!! Treyarch sucks at making designs and graphics!! The need to leave that part up to the professionals at InfinityWard. The campaign for black ops was amazingly great but multiplayer is crap. I thoguth it was a joke. It looks like one of those crappy simpsons cartoons where everytime you get a killed or get killed, it looks and sounds ridiculously retarded. Nazi zombies is great. As a matter of fact, im playing it right now. Treyarch should have just made Call of Duty:Zombies and left it at that…

Greg
Greg

I snapped mw2 in half and threw it in the trash where it belongs

goat
goat

well lets start with this: iw is ok in my mind and treyarch is ok as well i bought blk ops and i enjoy it as much as mw 2. either one can make it for all i care as long as the cod multi is as good as the rest. i have played different fps games and i have yet to get the enjoyment from any other as i do the cod series.

Tristen
Tristen

if MW2 was pretty much a billion dollar game, no matter the percentage that goes to activision, both parties should be satisfied but ransom is of course part of todays blonde society. I hope both parties can get what they want quick cuz i want MW3 out quickly

jacob goforth
jacob goforth

I'm not understanding what this is all about. So, activision executives started making mwf3 behind IW's backs and they found out and are suing now?

Banguts
Banguts

how abaout quit being assholes and lets play some video games, mw3, lets roll dawg

cesarchavez
cesarchavez

Whenever MW3 comes out, if Infinity Ward is the creator it will set a new record. If they are not, then the game will just be another just ok game.

CesarChavez
CesarChavez

I am willing to wait, Treyarch is horrible at creating games, the graphics on Black Ops or horrible.

JAY
JAY

infinity ward is no longer a company,the two main guys and a few others have renamed themselves RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT and are working for EA.unless respawn have the rights to make a modern warfare title i doupt the will be making mw3.respawn do have full control on what there next title will be but there has been no hint on what it will be.

JAY
JAY

infinity ward is no longer a company,the two main guys and a few others from infinity ward have renamed themselves as RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT and are working for EA.they have complete control over what they make,unless they have rights to make a modern warfare title (respawn entertainments)ie infinity ward will not be a part of it!

jdog747
jdog747

I WAS DISAPOINTED WITH BLACK OPS. ITS NOT EVEN COMPARED TO MODERN WARFARE 2. ITS ACTUALLY A BACKWARDS STEP IN GAMING( IN MY OPINION). HOPEFULLY MODERN WARFARE 3 WILL BETER THAN MODERN WARFARE 2. I CANT WAIT UNTIL IS RELEASED. HOPEFULLY IT WILL.

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I thought black ops was quite a fun game actually, Of course, i wish the campaign was longer, but it was worth the money i paid, as for modern warefare 3, i feel that it will be just as good, because the youtube video that it showed about it, is fake, theres going to be more than just talking on that game, modern warefare 3 will be just as action packed as any other call of duty, It's just all a matter of patience and time. You can complain all you want, but if you think the games suck, then… Read more »

ese
ese

Modern Warfare beasts. World At War and Black Ops RULE.

Anthony
Anthony

Activisions game engines are crap, their story lines are crap, they are crap. The only games that I have enjoyed have been made by Infinity Ward. Activision is mad because they are not making as much on their games as IW is. That should be a motivating factor to get better game designers and better game engines.

Emmanuel Chavez
Emmanuel Chavez

Why can't they stop playing games, so we can start playing modern warfare 3. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

YOYO
YOYO

I think sledgehammer games is in production of a new COD

John
John

this game is going to so retarded u wash cars and have convo……….. wat ever happened to the action game shooting…… like wtf people your excited for this cod is making a huge mistake from taking the best game in the world to the worst if i were u i would not get it your going to waist 60 bucks because youll be washing cars…… so way to C.O.D

joshhhh
joshhhh

treyarch fails at making cod games and blck ops SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS i get killed by an rc car ever single death nad the spawning OMGGGGG mw2 is way better treyarch fails i hoppe for mw 3

chris
chris

its bull that game looks good

Bob (GAME-XPRT)
Bob (GAME-XPRT)

C'MON PEOPLE WHEN EVER A NEW CoD GAME COMES OUT ALL ANYONE EVER DOES IS COMPLAIN, THE ARGUMENT IS ONLY HALF THE REASON FOR THE DELAYED RELEASE DATE. THE OTHER HALF IS THEIR TRYING TO MAKE THE GAME (MULTIPLAYER[online and offline], CAMPAIN) PERFECT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO KEEP COMPLAINING ABOUT THAT THE GAMES ISNT FREAKIN PERFECT. Theres never been a PERFECT FPS game and if there is going to be one its going to a while.

tom
tom

its not about infinity ward or sledge hammer game studios there are only about 2 workers from infinity ward that got fired anyway the rest are now in sledgehammer studiios so it will be even better than mw2 think about it 🙂

MW3
MW3

well if they are have a agument about money, i believe that MW3 will be a FAIL! it be a game to raise money! get it out a sale it! meaning low quality work and a non balanced game…

matt
matt

all i no is that modern warfare 3 is going to be made by infinity ward AND activision tho, s guys are good at making games but black ops eh is all right don t do that again..i don t thick they should bring new guys to make mw3 look what happen to black ops its like they throw it together to shut us up so they can do there lawsuit…its all about the money and i dont blame them..look at the game its f**king awsome they work for it..all i no is dont GET NEW GUYS TO MAKE MW3… Read more »

not my dick
not my dick

dmn p n is e

Cornn
Cornn

Release the f*ckin game already I mean come on, your b*tchin about not paying people when your probably loosing a crap ton of money because of this so called little “arguent”. Come on

tim watts
tim watts

lets be honest here guys if your searching this you need to do something with your life. i only searched this to see how sad some people are

joe smow
joe smow

mw3 is gona suck even more then black ops they all suck…get a life every one

ModernWarfareGirl
ModernWarfareGirl

Modern Warfare 2 is one of the best selling games of all time, of COURSE there has to be money disputes. I say this will get worked out, but I hope it’s sooner rather than later.

(By the way, does anyone actually think they’ll ever stop making these?)

Gio
Gio

i'd like to see how Soap and Price get out of the deep s— that they're in.

i aint tellin you
i aint tellin you

modern warfare 3 is what we want ,, black ops was just some rubbish game to entertain and distract everyone in the development of mw3 . Although many people say they hate mw2 come on theyre lying they probably love it as it just was so much more fun! all the awesome private matches and stuff . Black ops zombies is epic but multiplayer is horrible and u probably will find campers , attack dogs running around and theres no feel to the game , no challenge and graphics are horrid, GO INFINITY WARD 😀

Game Fiend
Game Fiend

WE WILL NOT BUY CALL OF DUTY IF INFINITY WARD IS NOT INVOLVED IN ITS DEVELOPMENT. THUMBS UP IF YOU AGREE…lol feels like youtube.

Linda
Linda

youre so funny i forgot to laugh

Daniel Braslavskiy

mw2 was f***t up so hopefully mw3 is f***en better thank you ever one

Mike
Mike

Treyarch runied black ops, it's got so many flaws it's the nastiest looking game i've seen for ages they took MW2 and screwed it sideways Treyarch are SHT i'm cut i wasted my money on that game, never again Infinity Ward all the way

Cod
Cod

yo MW3 is going to be epic there better make it or is going to be BS.
Iw better be making MW3

Jt7
Jt7

screw black ops …. modern warfare is the shit!!!!! I LOVE YOU INFINITY WARD!!!!!

Scott
Scott

I also prefer the Infinity Ward games, and as was said above, I also thought Black Ops was awesome–but there WAS something different about Modern Warfare. I've heard some of the details of the argument between IW and Activision and I can understand why things are as they are. For the time being I'm just going to enjoy the latest game and hope for the best!

Brad
Brad

whats wrong with infity ward, noone should put a lawsuit up against it, modern warfare 3 has to be better, cmon!

Krav_Maga
Krav_Maga

Personally, I prefer Infinity Wards games. Black Ops is AWESOME, dont get me wrong, but there's something about Modern Warfare that just makes it feel more….Current? Or personal I guess? I dont know how to explain it

ShyGuyCase
ShyGuyCase

I was disappointed in the Black Ops campaign. MW, I feel has a much better story line. As such, I don't plan on buying any more CoD unless it has the MW associated. I am not a fan of Activision and the less money I can give them, the better. Nevertheless, Activision is only hurting themselves by holding this cash cow over the heads of die hard MW fans while legal issues get sorted out. Say what you want about the multiplayer issues in Modern Warfare.. Many of us feel MW was a much better single player experience and will… Read more »

unknown
unknown

Ya screw this argument

Get all ur crap together and make the bloody

game

nim81
nim81

infinity ward really is the best IMHO..

jjrrr1
jjrrr1

WTF BLACK OPS JUST CAME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jon
jon

do you know how wrong you are

Nick
Nick

I just bought black ops and WOW what a let down that game sucks so bad, I had people shooting at me through BOULDERS!!!! Everything about that game is a huge let down the only thing that was even remotely "ok" were the maps everything else sucks. Looking forward to MW3 I'll never buy another game from treyarch again.

Dinesh
Dinesh

World is waiting for MF3 !!!!…. I hope Infinity Ward will develop MF4,5,+++++…..50+++… It should keep on producing this game series….. COD MF Series ROCKS !!!!…. 😉

codyIZ foREELZ
codyIZ foREELZ

i heard CoD 7 single player sucks in the game they focused more on the multiplayer so id rather wait for MW3

U Wish

I a member of Infinity Ward. Darrel Jackson. YOu can look me up if you want to. Activision has abused and dishonored my fellow colleagues (those of Infinity Ward). Infinity Ward has sued Activision for 44 million dollars, and the lawsuits are still going on. It will take (maximum) another 3 months to regain the original pace of work we had with MW3 before the lawsuits and confusion.

Please Wait Patiently

We are trying our best

awsomdudekiller
awsomdudekiller

modern warfare 2 is so awsome than mw3 is probly even better

awsomedodekiller
awsomedodekiller

modern warfare 2 is awsome its not bull**** its awsome

keller412

dude just give us a realease date so some of our curiosity goes away i mean mw2 is a fucking awesome game but i want to know what will happen next for tf 141 and that douche makarov just stop argueing and give us a little info

inigele14u
inigele14u

your ignorant and everything that happene din mw2 can surely happen in real life if nukes werent involved!

Inigele14u
Inigele14u

There holding it back so if someone doesnt pay the lawsuit they can make the public mad by not bringing out the game and blaming it on the other party. This will result in a pre-boycott. There not stupid. But they are hungary ignorant hippos for planning this on each other. They have did 7 big saling game with each other and this is just outstanding and disappointing….

wade
wade

If infinity ward does not make it then Iam not buying mw3 and activision will lose money. Because people want infinity ward to make it.

Pilot

Greedy activision just pay out the hard work and get infinity ward its deservement

Killa_opap
Killa_opap

you probly say that because you suck at the game so just keep All YOUR BULL$HIT TO YOUR SELF

dylan
dylan

i truely believe mw2 is the closest thing to real life with out dome shotting some one all the kids that complain about heart beats…its called ninja!!! and noobtube…Blast shield i mean be smart here people to take out commando its called use a shotgun, all the cheap stuff in the game is called real life. and fps are all about realism these days. BE SMART!@!@!@!@!!@!@!@!

cam
cam

why you all asking some one who thinks he knows when its comeing out because he has no mates . just fukin wait.

luigi
luigi

yea make it more realistique but advance i like it

batman
batman

Thats not cool i wanted to play modern warfare 3 so until they will allow it we still stick with modern warfare 1 and 2

Joey
Joey

the whole purpose of the game is to make customers happy. who really gives a damn if the companies get what they want. it's all about us. not them. publish the fucking game so i can play it. then go bitch at each other over money cause none of us give a damn.

bigglesowrth
bigglesowrth

i cant wait for black ops it looks awesomeand tbh i dont give whether IW joins EA i guess then it will be MoHs time to step up and take advantage of this stupid argument

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