Tag Archives: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Mon, Oct 26, 2009 | 17:50 GMT
Speaking in the latest Bonus Round, analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Modern Warfare 2 will sell 14 million units, just in 2009 alone.
“Last year sold about 8 million in the Christmas quarter, I think most people think this will do 10-12. It really depends on marketing – if they blitz the airwaves and we see ads on every basketball game, football game, college football game, every beauty Pageant … maybe 14 million,” said the Wedbush Morgan analyst.
So far, the original Modern Warfare has sold over 13 million units, as of May 2009. Although MW2 is much more antcipated then COD4, so he might just be on to something.
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 | 15:07 BST
Modern Warfare 2, eh? It’s a monster. It’s so big, in fact, that Infinity Ward doesn’t have the faintest idea what it’s going to do after it.
“Right now we don’t have a clue what our next game is going to be, and we won’t know what it will be until we finish with Modern Warfare 2, which won’t be for a while,” developer comms boss Rob Bowling told IGN UK in London recently.
We’re going to take a wild, Soap-style stab in the dark: Modern Warfare 3?
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 | 12:50 BST
In a “world’s first” announcement, Acti said today that Modern Warfare 2 is to be launched at a Leicester Square event in London, “home of the ‘Hollywood Premiere’.”
The screening’s to be compered by a celeb fan.
The event will also be supported by an “epic” midnight opening at HMV’s Trocadero Store.
There’s also to be a “VIP launch party” in “a secret underground bunker,” headlined by one of the “UK’s biggest male artists of 2009.”
We’re practically shitting ourselves with excitement, now. Hit the link for the PR.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 20:45 BST
Infinity Ward’s Rob Bowling’s posted an explanation of how IWNET will work with the PC version of Modern Warfare 2, following uproar surrounding news that the game won’t allow dedicated servers.
Bowling claims the closed system will allow players to match against others of similar skill while deterring cheating, adding party features, and so on.
A petition aimed at getting dedicated servers added to the game is now past the 100,000 mark.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 09:04 BST
Gamestop’s released a new Modern Warfare 2 video, this one showing off multiplayer on the game’s Rust map.
Watch it on VideoGameZone.de.
It’s sandy and has guns. You can clearly see it’s suffering from the lack of dedicated servers, however. That’s a joke.
It’s out November 10.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | 19:51 BST
Robert Bowling’s London appearance has netted all sorts of information, and it does not stop there. Turns out, Modern Warfare 2 has customization options for the hardcore gamer that are “ridiculous” in options, according to Infinity Ward’s creative strategist.
“The beta is really just the tip of the iceberg at this point, we’re really just showing a little bit [of the game],” he told CVG. “There’s a lot more to come, whether it be customizable kill streaks, custom death streaks, equipment like tactical insertion, Semtex grenades – all that stuff.
“What we’re offering with Modern Warfare 2 is a ridiculous amount of customization. The lead-out is insane, you have all these attachments to choose from. It really caters to the hardcore gamer who wants to dive in deep.”
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 18:46 BST
Screens Modern Warfare 2 are over on CVG.
Some may look familiar to you, some may not. There they are anyway.
Game’s out next month.
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 | 21:22 BST
Seriously. Read this. It’s from an Joystiq interview with Infinity Ward lead multiplayer designer Todd Alderman on the question of what’s been going on with Modern Warfare 2′s indecision between having a Call of Duty moniker and not.
Well there are a lot of different factors involved, but we wanted to make sure, and I tried to state this at the beginning, that this is a different game. I mean it is not … it has got 2 on it obviously, but it is not just a sequel. It is not just another Call of Duty game. It is a big new thing and we want people to associate it with Modern Warfare 2. And it is the same story, so it is in the Call of Duty universe.
So messaging it both ways, I think it’s helpful. People that are in the know, know what Modern Warfare 2 is. People that know what Call of Duty is might not necessarily get it in a way, but establishing that identity and making sure that this is Modern Warfare 2. It is not just Call of Duty blah, blah, blah. It is Modern Warfare 2. And then having the Call of Duty … we are not denying it is Call of Duty.
Right? Right. The game’s out on November 11.
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 17:19 BST
Custom killstreak details for Modern Warfare 2 emerged thanks to a preview in the latest issue of PSM3 Magazine.
Looks like MW2 allows for mixing and matching rewards to fit your skills, which means that newer players can look forward to getting rewards for smaller strings of kills. Those who are considered “veterans” can receive higher-end rewards.
“You can have a three killstreak or a fifteen killstreak if you want, or something like the AC-130 [firing down in black and white from an airborne gunship] is one of the highest killstreaks you can select,” Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling told the mag. “You take control of that and can fire down for thirty seconds, blow guys up.”
There’s a video through the link showing this off, which you have all see before, but there it is anyway so as to put this bit into perspective.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 18:48 BST
Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling has confirmed via Twitter that Oscar winner Hans Zimmer is the composer of Modern Warfare 2′s score.
This is his first video game focused work, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Reports yesterday had this rumored, so it’s good to get confirmation on it.
You just know it will be one badass soundtrack.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 12:10 BST
Unless something’s gone a bit wrong dans le Matrix, this teaser page on the Square Enix site probably means the publisher is handling the release of Modern Warfare 2 in Japan.
There’s a “2″ on it: it’s the same font at the MW2 logo. The giveaway is the Activision and Call of Duty copyright info at the page’s base.
We’re checking now.
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 | 18:42 BST
Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling has told GamerZines that vehicles will not play a part in Modern Warfare 2′s multiplayer.
“We never put vehicles in multiplayer,” he told the site. “Our focus is on fast-paced infantry combat, where you’re never reliant on transportation. What we do have is expanded Killstreak Rewards now, some of which are user-controlled.
“For example, where you previously could call in UAV, Airstrikes, and Helicopter Support but had no control on how helpful they were, there are many more options which allow you to take control of the gunner or control its success a bit more for a limited time. Such as the AC130 gunship where you can fire any of the three weapons on it during its limited time in the air.”
More from this interview is expected to land on GamerZines tomorrow.
Modern Warfare 2 is out November 10.
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 | 21:10 BST
Mad Catz has detailed its Modern Warfare 2 game accessories a bit.
Looks like the creations will have everything from faceplates to custom controllers and even something called a Throat Communicator.
Prices will range from $15 to $100.
The full list of items and prices are posted below the break.
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 | 16:19 BST
Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling has confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 players will be able to dual wield sidearms in the game, which is a first for the series.
During a GameCrazy showing of the single-player mode, Bowling showed off the ability – called Akimbo – using two Desert Eagle pistols.
“Now to calm some initial fears of “OMG! Overpowered!” Akimbo is limited and balanced, just like everything in the game,” he said. “It’s limited to sidearms, harder to aim than standard and you can’t go ADS (aim down sights) since you have a weapon in each hand, among other balancing techniques.
“So don’t freak out before you see it in action.”
More over on CVG.
Thu, Aug 20, 2009 | 01:36 BST
If a number of listings from major US retailers are to be believed, then yes. GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy all have Modern Warfare 2 listed at the PC-unfriendly price of $60.
Only Walmart’s still asking $50 for Activision Blizzard’s next cash cow. But no one ever tells Walmart anything. It’s not cool.
We’ve sent an email over to Activision to confirm this expensive turn of events.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 20:56 BST
There will be no multiplayer Beta for Modern Warfare 2, according to Activision.
Speaking with CVG at Gamescom, the publisher said it had no plays to release a Beta for the sequel, as it it did for the original.
Guess the first one was a big enough hit as it was, we reckon.
It’s out on November 10.
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | 21:29 BST
Modern Warfare 2′s adding a new weapon to its arsenal of modern media blitz tactics, Infinity Ward announced today. Joining games like Dante’s Inferno and Star Wars: The Old Republic, Modern Warfare 2′s getting its own comic book miniseries, starring a ghastly ghoul named Ghost.
Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling gave MTV Multiplayer a brief description of the series.
“The ‘Modern Warfare 2: GHOST’ comic is a 6-part series delving into the, more legend than history, backstory of Ghost. The series takes place before his inclusion in Taskforce 141 and as such before the events of Modern Warfare 2; focusing more on the origins of his character, the mask, and his ‘Ghost’ moniker,” he said.
Wildstorm, a branch of DC Comics, is set to publish the bullet-riddled rag.
We can’t wait to crawl under our covers and read it with our official Modern Warfare 2 night vision goggles. Being the biggest geek in history has never been so manly.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 14:16 BST
According to this Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Edition listing on Play, the included voucher for Call of Duty: Classic has an “equivalent” value of 1,200MSP.
Things we don’t know:
- When it’ll be released separately on Live and PSN.
- Whether or not this is Play just making up a figure for a laugh.
Neither does anyone else, seemingly. We’ve dropped Acti a mail.
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 20:41 BST
Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling has told MTV Multiplayer says that just because two maps will be released for Modern Warfare2 post-launch, does not mean more will not come at a later date.
“As far as DLC goes, we love it and plan to support ‘Modern Warfare 2′ heavily with post-launch support,” he told the site. “We’ve confirmed we’ll be doing AT LEAST two map packs which were announced at E3 as a timed exclusive for Xbox 360.
“The fact that we confirmed at least two map packs doesn’t mean there won’t be more; honestly we plan on shaping our DLC based on community feedback from the full game, and first two DLC map packs.
“Therefore, the community will really determine what comes after that.”
Reports regarding Activision CEO Mike Griffith’s comment on DLC for the game surfaced earlier, suggesting only two maps total would be released.
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 | 13:50 BST
Despite obvious demand for the Prestige edition of Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward’s Rob Bowling’s told IGN that no more are to be made after the initial run.
“We’ve already been asked by retailers to up the production numbers due to demand, which we immediately denied,” he said.
“We decided from the beginning that we want this to be for the hardcore fans and early adopters.
“The fact that it is actually limited is one of the coolest parts, which is why we’ve individually numbered every copy.”
They denied that shit, yo. Hit the link for more. It’s out in November, cheap night vision goggles and all.