I have no idea why people think the time setting is 2011 and 2016; when it is really 2007 and 2012. And if you don't believe me I have proof. In MW1, in the mission "All Ghilled Up" it say that it was 15 years ago, which was 1992. This was when the Soviet Union dissolved. If MW1 would have took place in 2011, "All Ghilled Up" would have taken place in 1996. Another reason is in MW2, it takes 5 years after MW1, which means it is 2011. Last, if MW1 was set place in 2011, why arent there newer guns?