This just in, Infinity Ward sees the creation of a new game engine as a counterproductive measure. This suggests that the next game in the never-ending stream of yearly Call of Duty releases will probably use the same game engine as Call of Duty: Black Ops which itself runs on the same engine as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which is nearly two years old.
When asked if a new engine was be creating for the next COD game, creative strategist Robert Bowling tweeted:
“That would be counter productive, An engine takes years and years to develop and get right.”
Fans of the series were already kicking up dust about the quality (or more precisely, the lack thereof) in the recent Call of Duty games and reusing the same engine repeatedly could have something to do with that. It even found itself as the target of one of our Smart or Stupid articles, which you can read here. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is expected to release sometime this year, and judging from the above news, it will probably run on the same engine as Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2.