Sledgehammer Games talks bringing old Call of Duty maps into the new era

With the announcement of Sledgehammer Games bringing back 16 of 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 map pool, we were curious how they planned to bring that classic design into the modern era. With today’s video we can see their inspiration and gameplan with the Multiplayer Map Intel Drop. The studio also dropped a lengthy blog post detailing more about bringing these fan-favorite maps back to life. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III launches on November 10 for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles.

As mentioned in the video above, Matt explains that the excitement at faithfully modernizing 16 seminal multiplayer maps was palpable, with the studio’s designers calling dibs on who brought each Modern Warfare 2 (2009) map back to life in Modern Warfare III. And his colleague Zach emphasized the importance of giving players a new way to experience these classic maps.

“We [asked], ‘What was good about the movement of older games? What was good about the gunplay of older games?’ And the same with the newer games,” Zach said. “So we tried to marry those things.”

Or, as Matt puts it simply, “How are we going to make the best versions of those maps that people have ever played? Because that’s what we want as fans.”

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