During the Activision Blizzard first quarter conference call on Monday, little to no news of significance was revealed about the next Call of Duty. We know it’s coming and we know Infinity Ward is working hard to have it done for this fall, but we have to wait until E3 next month for the actual reveal and official confirmation.
Until then, the internet will be subject to countless rumors and speculation which began yesterday with a report indicating that the next game will definitely be a continuation of IW’s last game and will be titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, reportedly adding larger-scale battles and destructible environments. Today we have what may be the Modern Warfare 3 cover art along with a neat logo for Call of Duty Elite.
We’re rather confident that the next game from Activision and Infinity Ward is certainly Modern Warfare 3 and this box art for the PC version of the game sent to Kotaku looks legit. We also have logos for Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty Elite, the latter of which is something we’ve not heard of until today.
It’s possible that Elite is the new Call of Duty online service Activision has been talking about, potentially a subscription service which offers more to the hardcore CoD players. The only thing we can say for certain is that Activision will be pushing the envelope for online functionality with the franchise and this may be the beginning of that. Take a look at the logos and artwork:
What are your thoughts on the new logo design and more importantly, your predictions on what Call of Duty Elite is?
Call of Duty Elite might be the digital platform Activision’s Beachhead has been working on for two years, the one that will open the gates to an “unprecedented online universe” as CEO Eric Hirshberg put it. Or perhaps its the PC-centric competitor to Battlefield Play4Free (Call of Duty Online?).
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is expected to release on all major platforms on November 8, 2011.
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Sources: Kotaku, Edge, Electric Hydra Forums