Modern Warfare 3 will have 32-player multiplayer modes on consoles for the first time in the Call of Duty series, according to a leaked video.
The now-removed YouTube video, seeming validated by Activision's swift copyright claim that had it taken down, showed the crafty culprit browsing the menus of the version of MW3 that will be playable at Activision's upcoming Call of Duty XP event.
The video showed two multiplayer options - Team Deathmatch (nothing new there) and a new Bomb mode. It showed no actual gameplay or details of the mode, except that the game will playable for up to 32 players - a raise on the typical 18-player cap in previous console versions of Call of Duty.
The video also showed the names of 13 multiplayer maps, including: Carbon, Coast, Dome, Exchange, Hardhat, Interchange, Lambeth, Meteora, Mogadishu, Paris, Plaza, Radar and Seatown, according to SFX-360. Again, no gameplay was shown, but pictured are snapshots of the footage before Activision-police had it pulled.
Call of Duty XP is a two-day Blzzcon-style convention, to be hosted in the US on September 2 and 3. 6,000 tickets were made available on July 19 at $150 a pop.
All will be revealed this weekend.