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Infinity Ward Not Following In World At War's Footsteps

One might think that Treyarch and Infinity Ward, the studios that trade off on developing Call of Duty titles year in and year out, would work well together. Well, sometimes animosity and hostility begets better quality through competition rather than cooperation.

That, and it's just so much more fun for the media. According to Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling, Modern Warfare 2 won't be following in any of the footsteps blazed by last year's Call of Duty: World at War by Treyarch. "We're not taking any pages out of World at War's book," said Bowling. "We're crafting a special and unique experience for Modern Warfare 2 players that I don't want to spoil too much." As for the multiplayer details:

"Definitive numbers like max level cap, complete weapon lists, and number of new perks is something I don't want to ruin and save for when the player ranks up and sees they're constantly receiving new rewards for it, whether that's a new weapon, perk, killstreak unlock, or item for their callsign." (source- GamerZines)

Now, Bowling and Treyarch Senior Producer Noah Heller haven't been on good terms lately, as Bowling even asked the media to ignore Heller and instead, pay attention to "someone who knows what the fu** they're talking about." Then he went and called Heller a "Senior Super Douche." ...that's a headline right there. The question now is, what will Treyarch do to top Infinity Ward next year?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

8/27/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (54 posts)

BeezleDrop
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:33:55 PM
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Just make a decent NAM game! World War 2 has long since been dead, GG made an alright NAM game but maybe Treyarch can pull it off.

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apofisboricua
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 8:58:26 PM

I really dont know about you guys::

But I ended liking World at War more than Modern Warfare. Its just more fun with the co-op and the NAZI ZOMBIES. Also I believe it has better graphics and sounds than Modern Warfare. Its ok to have some internal competition but I believe that these guys are disrespectfull for each other's job and in the end we gamers are the losers.

Thats why I like and SUPPORT Sony's First Party because they share they ideas to make PS3 games better than what the competition has to offer.

I really dont like how Robert Bowling ego has grown thanx to the succes of Modern Warfare...an incredible fun game but with the laggiest multiplayer the PSN has to offer. They also dont commit themselves to the fans like Treyarc did. I really feel bad for Treyarc for trying their best and dont get recognition. I hope they come out with a new IP that TOPS any COD game.

Too bad this would not happen thanks to ACTIVISION and Mr. Kotick.

PEACE AND GAMING!!!!!

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HANZ64
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:34:40 PM
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I don't think they will be able to top MW2... Why don't they both just team up and take their time developing the best COD game they can?

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Zorigo
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:38:40 PM

interesting but i cant see it working.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:47:42 PM

The BEST call of duty possible wouldn't function on 360 anyway.

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N a S a H
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 7:00:34 PM

Because IW make superior COD's to TA. Therefore, IW on their own is better than both mixing together.

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Zorigo
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:36:15 PM
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1) thats good to know as tones of rewards and unlocks as u progress is nice, i play mafia wars on facebook, not the same i know, but its always getting beter the higher you go so it would corelate.
2)i still have a niggling feeling, and even though im defo getting it and trust it'll be good
a little feeling it might be complete shite? i haven't seen a preview anywhere yet. all these preorders are hyp based only.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:48:23 PM

lol, I play Mafia Wars too when I got a minute or two to pass. My Mafia is kinda small but I got tons of schwag.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:41:40 PM
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Treyarch won't necessarily top MW2 but even COD wacko's are going to continue to buy COD anything. Those suckers are going to drive the million copies sold.

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www
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:46:50 PM
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Then TreyArch also better switch to Modern War,
Cause it seems people are sick of WWII!

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kevinater321
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:51:51 PM
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They wont. Plain and simple.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:54:23 PM
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LOL @ "Senior Super Douche"

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ThePearlJamer
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:34:52 PM

I'd love to get his business card...

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Titch1794
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:01:22 PM

What an awesome title.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:55:37 PM
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all treyarch has to do is make a COD game that exclusively deals with zombies, it doesn't matter if they are nazi zombies, terrorist zombies, dog zombies or super mutant zombies, treyarch just needs to stick to the only thing that made WaW worth the purchase, zombies

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Jiggy
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 2:55:25 PM

Couldn't agree with you more my man. Perfectly put.

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:31:22 PM

"Call Of Duty: Zombie Assault"

lol i think a game like that would be epic... but it would have to actually have a linear storyline, unlike WaW zombies...

"plop how'd we get from japan to germany?? I dunno, but i've gotta sudden urge to go upstairs and turn on the power..."

;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:49:52 PM

Gotta love the Super Mutants, Fawkes FTW.

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:04:35 PM
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Treyarch I thought follow Infinitywards footsteps. W@W is alot like MW.

Good god though, some of these developers are arrogant a-holes. Not suprised they get along to well with Craptivision

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NightHawk17
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:15:45 PM
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Infinity ward is too damn cocky since COD4 became a major hit, it's pitiful how they act towards one another. Nothing like Sony Dev's; they share codes, help each other out so that the games PS gamer benefit:) like Naughty Dog,Guerrilla, and Insomniac

At least Treyarch released than one damn ma pack, and gave PS3 owners some double exp weekends. IW was basically all over MS

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ThePearlJamer
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:34:04 PM

there was a double Xp weekend for Modern Warfare...

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Random_Steve
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 2:52:51 PM

there were more than 1

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NightHawk17
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:14:15 PM

there were few compared to the 360 i heard, the first time i heard about a 2x xp for the ps3 was when killzone 2 was coming out

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Titch1794
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:04:47 PM

The double xp that just went was WAY longer than a weekend, more like 2weeks.

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ThePearlJamer
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:33:10 PM
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I'm willing to bet the focus of next years game will shift to Vietnam...that would be a fresh take on the same genre for me...especially after World At World...Mordern Warfare and it's sequel(and hopefully MW3)are all in a class of their own...

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 5:01:20 PM

well that would at least give them an excuse to keep almost all of the jungle textures and the crappy enemy AI

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ThePearlJamer
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 6:22:08 PM

Umm...Vietnam was very different than what you are probably picturing...I'd be excited to see the Vietcong rat holes...

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:12:29 PM

I'm talking all the foliage for textures

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bOnEs
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:45:19 PM
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how about world war 1? no one ever does anything with that war... can you imagine running around with bayonet's on the end of the gun? it would add more to the run-n-gun play you get from all FPS'ers... adding more up-close combat elements... there were lots of memorable battles in WWI... i just wish war game creators would leave WWII alone... there were plenty of other great wars to experience...

the american revolution for god's sake is another!! i wouldn't mind using muskets... it would definitely even the playing field online when you have to reload after every shot... even the good players will find themselves caught in the act of reloading, like so many of us average players deal with...

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NiteKrawler
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 2:15:18 PM

Haha nice. Dog fights would consist of shooting at the other plane with your pistol and manually dropping bombs with your hands. Seriously...they did it.

The American Revolution would be kick ass. Although, unless you are the Americans, you would just constantly have to line up, shoot, reload, shoot, reload, shoot...Thank god for guerrilla warfare.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:52:35 PM

American Civil war! Wait, that might touch some nerves :) Yup, its still too early for that.

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Titch1794
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:08:52 PM

If they were to do future warfare they could have the gun inventory as all the ugraded weapons from zombies map "der reise"...no... just a thought.

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Fane1024
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 7:50:11 PM

12 hours of sitting in a wet trench followed by a trip "over the top" to re-re-re-capture the same muddy, devastated piece of land. No thanks. WWI was a total clusterf**k.

Maybe an RTS...

Manual reloading was apparently a pain in that History Channel Civil War game.

I agree with your sentiment, though: try something else, please!

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EddPm6
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 2:09:42 PM
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how about future warfare? then they would have to actually be creative enough to make weapons, armor, battle style and story.Instead of going off what already exists then making a good story/gameplay. I dont care what comesnext i just want my NVGs off the prestige edition.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:53:40 PM

That would be cool but COD tends to be grounded in reality, so unless they took real concepts that are starting to be used or at least developed (i.e. Chemical lasers to shoot down missiles) it would just be another sci fi shooter.

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Deadman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:23:59 PM

IDK World IW said they wanted an entertaing experience not realistic one this time around so FW may not be to far off.

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OriginalSin
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 4:33:51 AM

I said the same thing to my one friend a while ago...Future Warfare would be awesome.

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dfoz3
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 2:58:41 PM
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Since when has Treyarch ever topped Infinity Ward???

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:37:15 PM

iunno.... the graphics in W@W do top mw.. the story in W@W for me, was more addicting... but that was because at the same time that i was killing nazis n tojo's, i was learning about ww2 in history class... so it was like ok class, this happened, then later that day im experiencing it the best i can without actually have been in the war... made the game that much better... not to mention zombies, and with the new map packs that just kept me playing longer than i have on mw...imo W@W did top MW... but MW2 will top w@w, even if the hype made it look better than it actually is...

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:49:56 PM

wow... got a thumb down because i stated my oppinion... lol thats freaking stupid

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Fane1024
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 7:59:44 PM

It just means someone disagrees with your opinion, but not enough to reply. It's not like they're voting for you to fade like on some sites.

BTW three cheers for the comment system on psxextreme.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:55:28 PM
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I did not like W@W anyway.

"Bowling even asked the media to ignore Heller and instead, pay attention to 'someone who knows what the fu** they're talking about.'"

Hey this is exactly how I feel about people like Molyneux and Kotex.

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Blink182Fan99
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:37:07 PM
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MW was better that W@W...apart from Nazi Zombies XD only reason I played it after I got 100% trophies really (before they added more -_- {they shouldn't add more after release}). I've already pre-ordered MW2, can't wait for it!!

As for the next one, has anyone thought how funny it would be to have a game set in the cols war?! hahaha. Imagine the objectives..."Send threatening message to USSR"! LOL

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:54:59 PM

maybe a game where you could alter events of coldwar???

i think that would be the best game EVAR!

lol im a USSR nut...

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 6:32:05 PM

i sware somebody's out to get me...

"oh look! heres that canadian, lets thumb him down for no reason!!!"

Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 8/27/2009 6:32:23 PM

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Deadman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:28:09 PM

There are alot of thumbs downs lately. Part of the reason I no longer comment on the main news site and stick to the forums. I do my best to keep away from the negative energy. Read the articles no comments and move on. But we are talking about COD:MW2 looking foward to it had to say something.

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yak4life85
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 6:49:05 PM
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*off topic*

but m$ just confirmed price drop arcade stays at $199 and pro $249 until it sells out and elite to $299.

Its gonna be a crazy 4Q 2009!

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LightShow
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 7:48:28 PM

ah, i guess when the prices are the same people will look on the box to see which ones worth the cash =D

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 8:13:16 PM

Elite dropped to 299 but the PS3 is still a better deal.

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___________
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 2:48:58 AM
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and thats why i think the game will suck.
theres so much hype under this game i think IW have become complacent and kinda up themselves.
im weary ill buy it day 1 but i dont have high hopes for it,i loved world at war and thought it was way way way better than MW.
probably only because the week i bought it my cuz was over and it was the only co-op game i had.
sony and M$ really need to come out and make it compulsory for games to have co-op in one form or another.

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dveisalive
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 3:41:45 AM
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COD WAW > COD 4

COD MW2 > COD 4

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 3:52:38 AM
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The ONLY knock on Treyarch was the timeframe. It sucks but they did the absolute best you can do for a WW2 game. If that sucker was modern it would've beaten Infinity's baby.

BTW. Bowling sounds like the Super Douche.

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Totalz
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 3:21:06 PM
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To answer the question at the end, it's simple...THEY CAN'T.

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Totalz
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 3:21:10 PM
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To answer the question at the end, it's simple...THEY CAN'T.

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