To quote Robert Bowling back in his days of Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward: “If we want to do a throwback map, let that be outside the DLC model, let it be free, let it be to everyone.” Robert Bowling knew what he wanted to happen at Infinity Ward with Modern Warfare 3 and it was clear that his hate of the whole subscription era we are in that it was one of the reasons he left his job post..
Robert Bowling wanted players favourite classic maps to be returned in Modern Warfare 3 and I think it is fair to say we would all like the same.
The chances of that happening has gotten a glimmer of hope today and Bowlings direction for MW3 may finally come true as Infinity Ward’s Executive Producer Mark Rubin reveales… When asked about Terminal returning in Modern Warfare 3 (Something we have heard about numerous times) he replied with the following via his Twitter page:
“I’m still trying to get that map out. It may not be in a drop per se. But rather off on it’s own.”
Excited yet? We sure are, Terminal was a fantastic map from Modern Warfare 2 and it would be brilliant to see it retured in Modern Warfare 3. The message confirms what Robert Bowling saw for throwback maps in Modern Warfare 3 and what the users want! We saw yesterday that the Terminal map appeared shortly on a users PlayStation 3 which was completely unmodded and unhacked so we are all but certain Terminal will be returning at somepoint.
As explained before you can’t simply drag and drop a old map from MW2 into MW3, it takes a lot of time to convert it but all the evidence points towards it being well under construction. Stay tuned for more info as it arrives.
Update 1: Mark Rubin reveals more details about Terminal’s return! Check out the pics of some of the things he’s been saying on his Twitter feed. He has confirmed it will be released for free and it will be finalizing its development next week!
Update 2: Further updates! Screenshots of Terminal with visual overhaull (via Charlies Intel)
Theres no doubt about it folks, Terminal is certain to return in Modern Warfare 3 and will be completely free! We cannot wait for it to return in the next few weeks. The screenshots below via 7S:Gunz are from Modern Warfare 3 which reveal how Terminal has been reskinned for Modern Warfare 3, most of the text and writing from the map has been translated from English to Russian for its release.
Modern Warfare 3 TERMINAL:
Modern Warfare 2 TERMINAL (comparison):