OPM backs up Modern Warfare 3 rumors, says Dead Space 3 is in the works

Industry rumblings suggesting Modern Warfare 3 will take the form of a prequel staring masked mystery man Simon "Ghost" Riley have been backed up by Official PlayStation Magazine UK (via CVG).

The publication’s Rumor Machine segment claims that the cockney Task Force 141 member – voiced by British actor Craig Fairbrass – will take centre stage in the new game, adding clout to previous rumors that popped up in early January.

"Infinity Ward’s next Modern Warfare title will be a prequel, with Ghost in the lead role,” says the made, citing “inside whispers.”

Elsewhere, the magazine also claims that Visceral’s already begun hammering away on Dead Space 3, and hints that gamers will soon be able to download PS2 games for the PSP.

As with all rumors, take these claims with a pinch of salt until we hear otherwise.