Infinity Ward skipping Modern Warfare 3? Infinity Ward’s next project may not be Modern Warfare 3 should VG247’s sources pan out. Instead of creating a follow-up to the game that had the biggest entertainment launch ever, the blog’s “US insiders” say the FPS veterans have moved on to work on something “completely new”. Around the time of Modern Warfare 2’s launch last November, Creative Strategist Robert Bowling said the studio was unsure of what their next project was going to be and that before that decision gets made, they’d focus on “a lot of DLC support”. But beyond several multiplayer fixes and words of the future, downloadable content is something we’ve yet to see for the game. Last we heard, IW hadn’t even completely planned out what kind of additional content they’ll be offering. But, if the rumor does end up being accurate, who could possibly continue with Modern Warfare? According to “one dev source,” a Canadian dev may be doing it. Another one points towards Activision’s recently formed Sledgehammer Games which is said to be working on a AAA shooter based on one of Activision’s existing franchises. Overall, I don’t recall the last time a story contained so many uncertainties. So let’s keep this one under tight lock and key in the ‘rumors’ section for the time being. *UPDATE* That didn’t take long — the rumor of Infinity Ward possibly skipping Modern Warfare 3 has been followed up by “industry sources” telling Dtoid that the studio’s new project is an MMO. Apparently Infinity Ward is bringing in people from Sony Online Entertainment, one of whom may be EverQuest II’s lead designer, to assist with the project. Someone from Blizzard being involved is also talked about which, with the MMO giant now being a part of the roof that’s hovering over Infinity Ward’s head, seems highly plausible. What kind of an MMO this would be is uncertain, but Activision has been pondering about sizing up the Call of Duty franchise for a while now. “…when you think about other properties that we own and control, like Call of Duty, and what would be the natural evolution of a property like Call of Duty into a massively multiplayer environment, and how do you monetize that,” said CEO Bobby Kotick last year the Morgan Stanley Technical Conference. Still, all unconfirmed rumors for now.