Robert Bowling, creative strategist for Infinity Ward, today confirmed via Twitter than there is no Prestige Edition for Modern Warfare 3, only the Hardened Edition which was revealed last week.
This is a rather surprising move as both Modern Warfare 2 and Blacks Ops have had three retail versions; the standard game, the Hardened Edition and the Prestige Edition. This strategy proved incredibly lucrative for Activision with the expensive Prestige Editions flying off the shelves, after all, who doesn’t want to be able to drive a remote control car in the dark?
Robert Bowling was questioned on Twitter by a user asking about information regarding the Prestige Edition for Modern Warfare 3, to which he replied: “There is no Prestige Edition, only a Hardened Edition
However, this should not be taken as an absolute confirmation, as Robert Bowling may simply be hiding its existence until Activision are ready to announce it, though it does seem odd that, if it does exist, they have not yet announced it.