Friday, May 20, 2011

Infinity Ward: Modern Warfare 3 post-launch support to be “major focus”

Modern Warfare 3 will not suffer from its predecessor's lack of post-launch support, Infinity Ward has insisted. Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling tweeted that constant patches would be a top priority for the developer. "That is a major focus of mine and the entire team since the feedback from Modern Warfare 2," Bowling wrote. Infinity Ward will be looking to improve on the many updates required to aid Modern Warfare 2, which found itself casualty to a plague of post-launch problems. Trophy errors, broken party invitations, the infamous Javelin missile patch, care package glitch and various online exploits all required fixing. As recently as February this year a major patch was pushed live to try and counter player hacks affecting online play. It comes as the studio were lambasted for not fixing multiplayer exploits and hacks quick enough with Modern Warfare 2 after its November 2009 release. Modern Warfare 3 will launch on PS3, 360 and PC on November 8. The first full trailer for the game will air during the NBA Playoffs on Monday night/Tuesday morning.