No Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 For 3DS? Very Disappointing.
Activision snubs its nose at 3DS gamers. The world weeps.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 explodes in stores November 8, and we already made plans for the midnight launch at a local bar. Turns out, most diehard COD fans are too young to drink, so they pass the time sitting outside in the freezing cold. We, on the other hand, will stuff our faces with chicken fingers and shots.
That said, we'll be sure to hold a toast for the DS and 3DS, two systems that won't play host to a portable version of Modern Warfare 3. Odd, considering Activision has released four Call of Duty titles for DS, starting in 2007 with the original Modern Warfare and going all the way to last year's Black Ops.
Were these games as good as the console versions? Absolutely not, but they were among the best portable first person shooters we've played. The credit, of course, goes to n-space, the talented development studio that succeeded in bringing many of the series' intense moments to a handheld device, even online multiplayer in three of the four games.
Unfortunately, there will be no Modern Warfare 3 DS, or more importantly, 3DS, if release calendars are to be believed; there are no portable SKUs listed at this time. This, despite unconfirmed reports that Electronic Arts will supposedly release a pint-sized version of Battlefield 3 on 3DS October 25.
It's no surprise that Activision possibly chose to skip developing a portable Modern Warfare 3. The previously released titles, while entertaining, scored significantly lower than the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC games. We'll also go out on a proverbial limb and guess they sold in less quantities as well.
Thing is, 3DS presents a new opportunity to move one step closer to offering a console quality experience to the masses, but with gyroscope support, glasses free 3D and StreetPass. What would n-space do with superior technology?
Sadly, we may never find out.
[Editor's Note: Please keep in mind that Activision has yet to confirm or deny Modern Warfare 3 for either DS or 3DS. This article is purely speculative and based on release calendars. For all we know, the game is in the works. Stay tuned for more info.]