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Modern Warfare 2 to ship with Steamworks

Friday, 23rd October 2009 19:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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The PC version of Modern Warfare 2 will ship with Steamworks, Acti just announced.

All PC versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will come complete with the Valve tookset, providing gamers with auto-updating, anti-cheat technology, Steam Achievements, and the recently introduced Steam Cloud.

The Steam version will have 50 Steam Achievements.

Modern Warfare 2 releases on November 10. PR after the break.

For immediate release:

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 SHIPPING WITH STEAMWORKS

Blockbuster Title Now Available for Pre-Order

October 23, 2009 — Activision Publishing, Inc. and Valve today announced an agreement to power the PC version of Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with a host of Steamworks features and offer the highly anticipated PC title electronically to the over 20 million Steam gamers around the world.

The highly anticipated title picks up immediately following the historic events of Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, the blockbuster that earned worldwide critical acclaim on its way to becoming the top selling first person action game in history. Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.

All PC versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be powered by Steamworks, providing gamers with auto-updating, anti-cheat technology, Steam Achievements, and the recently introduced Steam Cloud.

“Steamworks will make it possible for us to have a closer connection to our fans, and enable us to support our community much more than ever before,” said Robert Bowling, creative strategist, Infinity Ward. “Steam is the hands down leader in offering a community focused experience on PC and the inclusion of Steamworks has allowed us to deliver the most feature-rich PC version to ever come from Infinity Ward, which at the end of the day will mean the most to our fans.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for PC will include 50 Steam Achievements, enticing players to train a local militia and be “Back in the Saddle” or infiltrate the snowy mountain side base and earn the “Cold Shoulder.” Fans may access the game from any computer. And through Steam Cloud, multiplayer game progress will be stored persistently and travel with the player.

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 may be one of the biggest releases in video game history,” said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. “Having a game as significant as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 using the suite of back-end services in Steamworks is a signal to us that we’re making the right kinds of choices for triple-A developers like Infinity Ward.”

Beginning today Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is also available for pre-purchase via Steam. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is slated for worldwide release the week of November 8 at retailers and via Steam. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2″ is rated “M” (Mature – Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language) by the ESRB.

Steamworks is a complete suite of publishing and development tools — ranging from product key authentication to social networking services — offered free of charge to publishers and developers.

For more information, please visit www.steampowered.com.

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  1. mescalineeyes

    Yo, Activision, I’m real happy for you, and I’mma let you finish, but Robert Bowling had one of the best announcements of THE EXACT SAME THING like… a week ago.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    I find it rather ironic that Valve tend to be quite supportive of the 360 whilst on PC they’re pretty much Games For Windows Live’s biggest adversary.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    Why Gekidami?

    Valve are all about quality and GFWL is shit.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. _S_E_R_G_

    freedoms_stain +1.

    btw, great news about steam achievements.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dralen

    Im confused, why does the UK steam say its going to release Modern Warfare 2 on the 12th November?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Alexander Norris

    Dralen: because it’s going to release Modern Warfare 2 on the 12th of November. The Steam version comes out a couple of days after retail.

    Pat: tookset, eh?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. endgame

    hey u forgot to say that “Modern Warfare 2 releases on November 10″ with no dedicated servers. very important piece of information. :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. loki

    Boring

    #8 5 years ago
  9. gorman

    Honestly, I would have *much* preferred for this to be Games For Windows enabled. I really hate these competing schemes for doing the same thing. On the same platform.

    #9 5 years ago