So what is left of the modern military first person shooter genre? Off the top of my head, I can think of call of duty and battlefield, but beyond that I feel like I'm coming up short. Does Crysis 3 count despite its Sci-Fi setting? Maybe I'm out of the loop but it feels like Call of Duty and Battlefield are the only major players left standing.
CoD might also be leaving it behind. BlackOps 2 is set in the near feature, bringing it closer to what Crysis is doing.
I wonder if Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer will bother with another Modern Warfare or go with a different setting too.
@believer258: I'm with you there. Also EA has been reasonable with micro-transactions in their games so far. Mass Effect 3 only had it multiplayer and it was easy to earn money after you got the hang of the game. Need for Speed and the Tiger Woods PGA only allow you to unlock stuff that you get from level progression.
I admit this trend will stop me from pre-ordering EA games. I would need to read review to make sure they don't make micro-transactions critical to the game.