Even though the majority of the potentially record-breaking sales for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions of the game, Infinity Ward yesterday revealed they will also be putting out a Wii version of the first person shooter for those gamers who like to get their motion control on.
Obviously, Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii won’t be an exact replica of the PS3 or Xbox 360 experience, but it will be yet another console that supports the juggernaut franchise.
Infinity Ward, having only just broken the news over Twitter, did not go into any further detail in regards to the Wii version, just announcing that gamers who were worried Modern Warfare 3 might get lost in the transition from Wii to Wii U can rest easy.
There will obviously be a lot of questions about this Wii version of Modern Warfare 3, most importantly how extensive the multiplayer support will be and if there will be integration for Call of Duty Elite, Activision’s currently-in-beta stat-tracking service.
Since the Call of Duty titles live and die in their online experiences, most gamers tend to overlook the Wii version, but if Infinity Ward can make a somewhat decent facsimile of what they’re doing on the other platforms, there might be some gamers interested in giving the motion controls a spin.
But, like Black Ops, if you want to get in on every piece premium DLC before any other platform, you’re going to want to go with the Xbox 360 version of the game. Wii has always clocked in as the “lame duck” for DLC, oftentimes never even receiving support.It goes with the territory, but it’s a shame that this specific console gets neglected.
Are you at all curious to check out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii? Do you think that games with a heavy multiplayer following have any chance of success on Nintendo’s console?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releases November 8, 2011 for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii.