Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III was developed in half the time of other games in the series

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III will be released today, but the game has already received not very positive reviews from critics and the gaming community. According to Bloomberg, this is due to the fact that MW3 was developed twice as fast as the previous games in the series.

Critics have already gone through the game’s campaign and unanimously believe that it is a failure. They call the story hasty. According to anonymous sources involved in the development, the game was created in less than a year and a half, while it usually takes three years to develop a part.

Some of the developers expressed hope that after the deal with Microsoft is closed, the new owners of the studio will not condemn the poor reception of MW3 and will take into account the shortened development cycle.

In addition, although Activision Blizzard denied that Modern Warfare III was originally intended to be an expansion pack, anonymous sources confirmed that it was. During the development process, it was decided to release the game as a full-fledged project to fill the gap in the release schedule of the series.

Jason Schreyer also said that Sledgehammer developers worked overtime to release the game on time. According to him, employees feel betrayed, as they were promised that this would not happen again after the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard.