Modern Warfare 3: Destruction Is Purely Scripted
Following rumours that Modern Warfare 3 will feature a greater emphasis on environmental destruction, a live gameplay demonstration in London earlier this week has proved that all of the carnage on display was purely scripted.
This is counter to recent rumours that Modern Warfare 3 would feature destructive elements to bring the IP in line with market rival Battlefield 3.
While destruction features heavily in Modern Warfare 3, the cinematic destruction on show was technically less convincing than the interactive destruction shown in DICE’s 12-minute Battlefield 3 trailer.
The mission ‘Black Tuesday’ takes place on Wall Street, as new character Frost fights his way through the New York Stock Exchange.
Reaching the roof, he detonates a Russian radar-jamming tower in a scripted set piece, which sends the tower toppling over convincingly.
However, firing bullets at surfaces and throwing grenades merely results in slight texture changes, rather than real-time destruction.
For a full report on Modern Warfare 3’s destruction mechanics, check out our Modern Warfare 3 reveal essentials guide