Activision: Modern Warfare-themed countdown site a 'hoax'

Publisher dismisses as "speculation"; online report pegs site as viral marketing for indie film out of Canada.

Shot from Modern Warfare 3 teaser site
Modern Warfare 3? More like Viral Marketing 101. Screenshot by GameSpot

Last week a Modern Warfare-themed countdown site dubbed went live, sparking rumors that Activision would reveal its latest Call of Duty project at this week's Game Developers Conference.

Now, that notion appears to be false.

In a statement sent to GameSpot, Activision said the following about the Web site: "There seems to be a great deal of speculation about the next Call of Duty project. Let me be clear that we are not revealing [anything] yet. Anything indicating otherwise is a hoax."

According to Game Slice, the countdown site is not for Modern Warfare 3, but rather is a marketing campaign for a Call of Duty-inspired indie film from Toronto studio We Can Pretend.

Read more of "Modern Warfare-themed countdown site a 'hoax' - Activision" at GameSpot.

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