Treyarch Making Modern Warfare 3 For The Wii
Call of Duty: Black Ops studio Treyarch is helping out with the development of Modern Warfare 3. They're in charge of creating the Wii version of the military shooter.
"The Wii has grown so much as a platform," Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling said on the One of Swords podcast. "The great thing is Treyarch proved that you can have an awesome experience on the Wii with Call of Duty. They'll actually be handling that for Modern Warfare 3."
Treyarch has pretty extensive experience making Call of Duty titles for the Wii. They developed Wii versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World at War alongside the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 editions. They also created a Wii version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition.
Because Treyarch and main Modern Warfare 3 developer Infinity Ward take turns releasing new Call of Duty titles, everyone seems to think they're bitter rivals. The fact that Treyarch would assist with MW3 in some fashion shouldn't be that surprising, though. In the end both studios are owned by Activision so a blood feud isn't very feasible.
During an investor call earlier in the week, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said that the Wii version will be released alongside the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC iterations on November 8th. They're releasing it on the Wii "so as not to leave any of the community out of the excitement," according to Hirshberg.
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