Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - and it has promised the game will deliver "the most advanced multiplayer ever".
The publisher confirmed that the Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer developed title will launch worldwide on November 8, 2011. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg labelled it the "year's most anticipated entertainment launch".
He said: "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is by far the most epic Call of Duty experience yet. The teams at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have worked tirelessly to create for the Call of Duty player a scale that is unimaginable with a level of polish and creativity that will push the genre forward.
"The passion and energy of our developers is reflected in everything about the title. From the innovative gameplay, to the cinematic intensity, to the most advanced multiplayer ever, Modern Warfare 3 will raise the bar for this already incredible franchise."
Activision finally released the first proper footage of Modern Warfare 3 early this morning.