Is Modern Warfare 2 A New Call Of Duty, Or A New IP?
Perhaps the biggest news that came out of GDC 09 was the unveiling of Modern Warfare 2, which is a guaranteed blockbuster for the end of the year. But the title has got people talking...
First of all, Activision has indeed confirmed that "Modern Warfare 2" is the full title of the game; "Call of Duty" is nowhere to be found. We can understand this because "Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2" is a little confusing, but perhaps there's something else involved, here... According to GameSpot, an Activision representative said that Modern Warfare 2 "has taken on a life of its own," and Infinity Ward CEO Vince Zampella added that "Everyone on the team is laser-focused on making the most gripping experience we've ever created." That's cool and all, but what does it mean, to indicate that this title is a brand new breed? The rep wouldn't answer the question concerning the game's origins; is it indeed a sequel and part of the Call of Duty franchise, or is it a brand new IP? As we understand it, IW and Treyarch trade off on making the CoD games and if Modern Warfare 2 isn't technically the next CoD, what is? And who will make it?
Well, we can't say for certain. We do know, however, that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has sold over 12 million copies worldwide, and that's one hell of an accomplishment. Activision is now calling it "the best-selling first-person action game of all time," so either way, Modern Warfare 2 is going to have its fair share of fans right out of the gate.
Related Game(s): Modern Warfare 2
3/27/2009 Ben Dutka