Yes, im as shocked as the rest of you. Never saw this coming in a million years, etc, etc.
Despite the hate on this forum, i'll admit that i've enjoyed all the COD games. Even though Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops were a bit over the top, i had a lot of fun with both campaigns and both MP offerings.
The biggest problem COD has seems to be the lack of originality of fresh ideas. Saying that, with Modern Warfare 3 there is a lot of new talent working on it : Sledgehammer are making the campaign and Raven are making the Multiplayer.
I was a big fan of the last game Raven did (Singularity - Very under-rated game) and they seem like a talented bunch. Their involvment does give me some hope that we will see some new ideas in MW3.
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