Activision and Infinity Ward finally revealed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 last week after months of rumors and leaks and confirmed Makarov in a recent trailer. A full reveal is coming on August 17th, but the Steam page for the title has revealed the number of studios involved in development.
Along with Infinity Ward, there’s Sledgehammer Games, Beenox, Raven Software, High Moon Studios, Treyarch and Demonware. It’s worth noting that each studio could be working on separate things – Sledgehammer may be leading development, as previous rumors indicated. Treyarch may be involved in Zombies, rumored to be free-to-play, while Beenox works on the PC version (as with previous titles).
Of course, Raven Software is likely working on the new Warzone 2.0 map reportedly coming in December, while High Moon Studios serves as a support studio. Demonware’s products, like Matchmaking+, are used for matchmaking and stats in Call of Duty. We may see some improvements on those fronts in the sequel.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 10th and aside from PC, other platforms have yet to be confirmed. It is confirmed that skins and purchases from Modern Warfare 2 will carry over into the sequel, a first for the series.