Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 uses Steamworks

While EA and Valve continue their Origin-related scuffle, Activision has announced that Modern Warfare 3 will use Steamworks. This continues a long-running tradition for the franchise, with both Call of Duty: Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 utilizing Valve's online services.

Customers that pre-purchase via Steam will be able to play "immediately upon its release." Steamworks--embedded in both retail and digital versions of the game--will allow gamers to utilize auto-updating, Steam achievements, Steam cloud features, and more. And, Valve reiterates that Modern Warfare 3 will "support dedicated servers on day 1."

Pre-purchases are already available on Steam for $59.99. Modern Warfare 3 will be available on PC on November 8th.