Infinity Ward, the studio behind Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, is leaving its previously used game engine technology behind for Modern Warfare 3. Will that put an end to cracks about the developer using Quake III Arena-era tech?
While those digs against Infinity Ward may have been unfair - its in-house IW Engine has been regularly updated and refined - the next Call of Duty game appears to leave its legacy behind.
"We haven't gone into detail on the engine yet but we've moved beyond the [Modern Warfare 2]engine and added a lot of cool stuff for [Modern Warfare 3] ," writes Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling on Twitter.
We'll see what that looks like tonight, when Activision and Infinity Ward release Modern Warfare 3's first gameplay trailer.