That’s a nice copy of Modern Warfare 2 for the PC you’ve got there. Bet you thought you were dreaming when you saw it perched on some clueless retailer’s shelf. Now, though, it’s time for a particularly rude wakeup call. See, the game won’t work until Tuesday.
“If you bought a retail copy on PC, you can play it on 11.10.09,” Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling tweeted.
Since the game uses Steamworks, it’ll stay locked-up tight on Steam until Tuesday.
And you thought the wait was bad before. Now you can touch the game, peruse its manual, or even use its disc as a really snazzy looking frisbee. But you can’t play it. Bummer.
Thanks, Big Download.