The Call of Duty fans gathered in Los Angeles this weekend showing their devotion of the game in the first Call of Duty XP, a game convention dedicated to the game’s past, present, and future.
Activision held the convention in the huge airplane hangars of Playa del Rey if Loyola Marymount University and a sniper’s shot of EA’s (Electronic Arts) Los Angeles headquarters. Howard Hughes utilized the hangars to build the concept aircraft but they became conference halls and multiplayer gaming centers for the Call of Duty XP convention 2011.
Activision, the game’s developer, launched this event to announce the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to a hangar crowded with fans excited for the game’s launch on November 8. Players attended the convention enjoyed the multiplayer levels in preview while David Vonderhaar, the design director, Alex Conserva, the lead programmer, Phil Tasker, senior level designer, and Dan Bunting, the online director filled in on the Question and Answer portion before unveiling the special rollout trailers.
The main feature of the event was the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer tournament which is international. Matthew “NaDeSHoT” Haag, William “BigTymer” Johnson, Joseph “Merc SD” DeLuca and Blake “Vengeance2T” Campbell will split the $400,000 price.
Tickets for the event cost $150, the proceeds will go to the non-profit Call of Duty Endowment for the war veterans.