Sledgehammer Games, who are working alongside Infinity Ward on the latest Modern Warfare game, have come out in defence of the game’s engine.
Glen Schofield, General Manager for the studio, seems to have had enough of people dissing Infinity Ward’s modified engine, which is being used to power Modern Warfare 3. “I’ll tell you one thing,” he in a new Modern Warfare 3 interview on CVG. “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 Porsche. And what I mean by that is that it’s steam-lined, everything in it is perfectly freaking clean. You can tell it’s been worked on for years. It’s easy to upgrade.
“We worked with engines before that are like f***ing spaghetti. You can’t work on a part and put it back in without messing with everything else. Modern Warfare 3′s levels now are so much bigger than the old ones because they go more vertically, they have a bigger footprint and on top of that, higher fidelity, more textures and a lot more detail.”
Schofield also went on to defend the new games graphics, saying “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.”
We think Schofield’s right really, anyone who has seen the game in person and is not just jumping on the “let’s diss Modern Warfare 3, because it’s cool,” bandwagon, will know that this year the game is looking even better than before.
There is no doubt it’s not Modern Warfare 3 that needs to worry, it’s Battlefield 3, hence why all the talk has been coming from EA’s side of the fence.
Whatever way you look at it, both games look fantastic and it’s time people realised this.
Modern Warfare 3 is due out this November for PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. You can pre-order a copy here (PC), here (PS3) or here (360).