Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3

Activision looks set to officially announce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 next week, as it comedically tweets a box art made in Microsoft Paint along with the wording: "We’ll share our artistic abilities and even more next week." Joining in with the fan-made artwork spread online over the past few weeks, we see a stickman with a cowboy hat and a gun.

The upcoming PS5, PS4 title has already been the subject of a few leaks, with Monster Energy drink cans of all things making the key art and logo public ahead of schedule. Activision was then forced to confirm a leak that stated guns from Modern Warfare 2 will carry over into this year's instalment. Since Modern Warfare 3 was originally planned as a large-scale DLC to the 2022 entry, this connection makes a lot of sense.

It has already been confirmed the full Modern Warfare 3 reveal will take place in Warzone 2, as has been the case in previous years. "Drop into Call of Duty: Warzone to experience the worldwide reveal for Call of Duty 2023 in a limited-time event. Stay tuned to Call of Duty channels for more details about the upcoming reveal."

Of course, despite the fact Microsoft will likely close its $69 billion deal to acquire Activision before Modern Warfare 3 releases, the game will still ship on PS5, PS4. In fact, there's now a 10-year "binding agreement" in place to ensure the series stays on PlayStation for the next decade. If the firm sticks to its newer release window for the series, Modern Warfare 3 will be out in October.