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No Demo For Modern Warfare 2

Well, they probably don't need one, anyway.

Gamers have come to expect playable demos of blockbuster titles this generation, which is why millions have been searching vainly through the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace in search of a playable demo for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Now, we figured we'd be able to tell you that it would arrive a week or two before its intended November 10 launch date, but as it turns out, Infinity Ward simply won't provide us with one. Here's what they had to say at the studio's official Twitter page:

"No plan for a Demo before launch. The entire team is focused on polish all the way up to ship of the full game."

This sort of implies that they wouldn't be entirely happy with a demo that came out today, doesn't it? Of course, we have nothing but the highest expectations for this title but we were definitely hoping for a demo; titillating samples have really become a tradition in the past few years, haven't they? Well, it's not likely to hamper sales. And there's no saying a demo won't hit after the game's released, just in case there are a lot of people on the purchasing fence.

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

9/27/2009 9:08:26 PM John Shepard

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Comments (53 posts)

archs13
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:07:25 PM
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ugh... i was hoping for a demo. never played the first cod mw.

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ThePearlJamer
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:23:11 PM

Kotick would just try to charge us for it anyway

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archs13
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:39:52 PM

oh yeah, duh.... i guess time to rent first

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Lazytrappin
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 7:11:49 PM

Modern Warfare 2 needs no demo to convince me. Although, it would be fun.

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SILVERAMMO
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 10:27:57 PM

lol wut

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Qubex
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:54:38 PM
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I have to admit, I haven't purchased many a game after playing the demo... do demo's do more damage than good.

I am currently playing through a raft of demo's such as Wolfenstein and Lost Planet 2... priority for me as a tech head is to see improvements in engine technology rather wanting to play them because they are titles I actually want in my collection. There are only a few genres that really interest me, and only a few AAA titles that are worthy of being bought.

I made some mistakes prior to 09 with my purchases, but not anymore, I am being very careful and really only want the best of the best for my collection...

Q!

"i am home"

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:02:03 PM

A few actually do more abd than good, like Motorstorm 2's demo. But a few are still good.

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Diggity Dan
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 7:45:40 AM

Not surprising that there's no demo for MW2. They dont need to promote it.

Interesting, because Motorstorm 2's demo is what convinced me to buy the game. Lost Planet 2 is now totally on my radar as well.

In general though, demo's are usually turn-offs.

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:02:21 PM
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Yeah, I would really prefer a demo, this game still needs to impress me and tooting its own horn doesn't make it look any better. Generally demos do not do the game justice I agree but c'mon MW2 and IW get your heads out of you arses.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:02:45 PM
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Eh, don't really think it needs it, play MW1, that's pretty much what this game is gonna be, just better graphics and more weapons and slight changes in gameplay, but I mean the core game is pretty much probably the same.

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:08:27 PM
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Well that's unacceptable man, if it's similar that's quite sad. Lets evolve the genre instead of adding a few perks, weapons, and small maps, and finally implement trophies! Not required but a nice addition.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:27:10 PM

Well when I say core I mean really the core, like all fps are fps at heart and such. Now when it comes to mechanics and maps and weapons and how fluid the game is, I literally have no idea, I haven't played the game and honestly for me it's a no question, I loved MW1 and I have to say it's one of my fav fps of all time (it was my first online multiplayer game ever [not counting mmo's]) so I have a bit more bias towards it possibly, but I'm guessing the game will probably be more of what MW1 was and added to it, making it better and better.

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godsman
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:13:28 PM
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I say it makes sense. Why slow your production by making a demo? They should release the demo after the game is out like many games.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 2:47:34 AM

I agree. Why cut out valuable time to craft a sample of a game that you know is going to be worth it in the end. Mw2 is one of these exceptions.

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 11:48:30 PM
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I know what you mean, I don't expect you to shell out a hands on preview. I really enjoyed the 1st MW quite a bit myself. Its just after playing it so much(online) it got boring, I ranked up and I could hold my own so it just got repetitive. I mean sure, its bound to happen on any game but I just wanted a bit more diversity. What I mean is bigger maps, vehicles, and Tactical Destruction, which is Bad Company. I'm not comparing the 2 but I just had more fun with Bad Company, it was humerus and a breathe of fresh air to me. I have respect for IW's engine but it just lost its appeal to me.

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yak4life85
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:31:15 AM

Amen!

I own both titles cod 4 and bad company and i truly spent most of my time online on bad company. I enjoyed both games and looking forward to cod mw 2 (demo or not).

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:33:37 AM

Well, if you go to youtube, they have hundreds of videos of people in the beta (IW members + family only) and it looks pretty good.

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Imagi
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 8:50:58 AM

I also spent more time online with BC enjoying it more. I will get BC2 and not MW2, I will prob rent MW2 as the single player campaign is sure to be fun, though it will most likely be a short lived affair.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:43:06 AM
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No need too, the blind mass will buy it simply because it's another FPS and it's IW.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 2:50:13 AM

We are not blind. I know exactly what Im getting and why Im getting it. I can't wait.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:04:48 AM

I was referring to anyone other than you, you know that.

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Banky A
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:37:37 AM

Haha

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Qubex
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 4:16:13 AM

Is a case of the blind leading the blind?

Q!

"i am home"

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 6:26:59 AM

Thanks, Vertigo...I thought you forgot about me ;)

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Diggity Dan
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 7:46:49 AM

Bah, this game is going to kick arse. Only game I ever pre-ordered in my entire life (except MGS4).

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Godslim
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 7:48:08 AM

blind u mean the ones with good taste right ;)

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 9:15:57 AM

Good taste. That's funny coming from you Godslim.

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Godslim
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 2:44:09 PM

excuse me i have great taste in games i dont need u to tell me any different.....i luv loads of games from ff to uncharted to god of war and cod4!

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:08:05 PM

it was a joke Godslim. Lighten up. ;)

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SkantDragon
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:27:29 AM
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It amazes me how many companies don't seem to grasp the need for demos.

It's like this... savvy consumers realize that game reviews are largely untrustworthy. They want to see and try the games themselves. That means videos and demos.

I don't care what your metacritic score is. Some of my favorite gems were heavily panned by game reviewers. And I've been disappointed by games the reviewers assured me were without equal. Game reviewing is broken.

Impress me with your demo, and I'll buy your game. Have no demo at all, and you're not even on my map unless a friend happens to get it and talks you up.

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Alienange
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:32:45 PM

Bingo

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:33:41 PM

It its simply another game in a long running series that's been proven in the past what is the need for a demo? Demos are meant to give the consumer a small taste of what to expect from the full game. I only see an importance in a demo if it's for a new game with zero history.

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___________
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:35:01 AM
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ive noticed a trend this year with activision games.
they dont release demos for some reason.
i wonder why...............
prototype no demo.
transformers 2 no demo.
GH5 no demo.
and they all sucked!
may be thats why there not releasing demos because they dont want to scare off petentional customers.
i for one wont be buying this.
GOW collection (if its on ebay better be) and assassins creed 2 is all i need to keep me company in november.
O and R&C ACIT releases on november 5

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 2:54:18 AM

I noticed the same thing. Not every dev is the same though. However, I'm starting to dislike Activision and their despot leader Kotick but the devs who are creating this game deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. Just take a look at some gameplay. Gets me pumped...

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___________
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 7:28:01 AM

true not every dev.
speaking of the devil.
does anyone know if and when the ratchet and clank a crack in time demo will be live?
the games out in 3 weeks and theres still no demo.

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 2:16:02 AM
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Need a demonstration? Play any other CoD. There's you demo. ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:05:06 AM

mwahaha

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Banky A
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:38:49 AM

Oh snap, but I sold my COD: WaW.
How am I ever going to sample COD: MW2?

:(

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 3:30:52 PM

Indeed.

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Imagi
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 6:52:37 AM
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Shame their is no demo, we should get a little taster since they want to charge so much for this game.

On demo's I always wondered why their are about 4 different guitar hero demo's on the 360 but not 1 for the PS3.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 11:48:32 AM
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Good call Imagi, BD2 is going to be pretty awesome, Something I'm looking forward to more than MW2. Godslim, no need to comment we all know your a COD chump/sheep.

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Alienange
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:37:22 PM
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Do we really want a demo of ice climbing? MW2 will sell based on hype. Like GTAIV, AC, FC2 and many others. Sold through the roof, but how many people were duped into buying something they didn't enjoy? If they were to release demos of these games the hype bubble would burst and gamers would be more inclined to wait for price drops.

Oh, and since they don't give a rat's a$$ about patching MW with trophies and yet still think they can sell it for 50 bux, why should I care about their new games?

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Blink182Fan99
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:25:19 PM
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Does anyone know if there is any truth in the rumour that CoD MW2 is the last CoD on PS3?

I got a message the other day on my PS3 saying that after MW2 it's becoming an Xbox exclusive?

Doesn't bother me that much as CoD gets boring after a while, so more of a wondering than an exclamation.

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Godslim
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 2:44:31 PM

load of rubbish mate just ignore them

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:06:47 PM

who cares. If that happens buy a PC and play them on the platform they are supposed to be played on.

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Godslim
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:11:40 PM

but pc gaming sucks!

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wiiplay
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 5:15:42 PM

@Godslim:
PC. Gaming. Sucks?
How can you say this!?
If PC gaming sucked, they would stop making PC games entirely!
If PC Gaming sucked, Alienware would not exist!
If PC gaming sucked, Steam would never have been invented.
But yeah, your completely right!
Why would someone pay $2000 for a gaming PC that they'll have to upgrade in 1 year?
Why would someone buy a $600 PC that has the specs of the PlayStation 2?
The $600 dollar PC can only play Cubis 2.
But the $300 PS3 can play everything!
So basically, what's the point?

...


PS:
I'm buying my PC next month! :)
I love computers!

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 6:42:20 PM

I'm not much into PC gaming either but FPS's and especially CoD seem to work and play best on the PC. no other shooter controls come close to the mouse and key board for FPS. Well maybe Mertoid Prime on the Wii but even that's not as good. I started out playing FPS's like Half Life and Counter Stike. Console shooters don't even compare. The only console shooter I enjoy at this point is KZ2. But other then that it's all console gaming for me.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 12:54:51 AM

"pc gaming sucks!"

If you're going to offer such a strong opinionated comment the least you can do is explain why you feel this way. Otherwise it's just bullshit from a bullshitter.

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Godslim
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 5:15:19 AM

"Why would someone pay $2000 for a gaming PC that they'll have to upgrade in 1 year?
Why would someone buy a $600 PC that has the specs of the PlayStation 2?
The $600 dollar PC can only play Cubis 2.
But the $300 PS3 can play everything!
So basically, what's the point? "

thats y!

oh and i think the games suck.....the only game i would buy on pc is crysis and thats if i had a kick ass computer

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Blink182Fan99
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 11:37:56 AM

Cheers, I'm not that bothered if it does go to CrashBox. Just gives me more time on R2 :D

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Highlightreel
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 2:35:05 PM
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I prefer demos. Games are so expensive now. I have been turned on to more games thanks to the demos. There's hardly any effort involved in trying a demo vs. wasting time and going to rent a game (at a ripoff price no less) I would most likely never rent.

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Lairfan
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 5:00:01 PM
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Sarcasm Mode ON:
The great CoD don't need no stinking demos!!! Just giving MW1 a new coat of paint is enough to sell this blockbuster of a title, and get us better review scores than Uncharted 2!!!! MW2!!!!!!111!!@#$!@!

Sarcasm Mode OFF:
First $150 for a special edition with a pair of plastic night vision goggles, then the infamous Kotick remarks blathered all over the place, then this. I can't wait to see whether Activison can walk the walk as well as they talk the talk. I guess we'll all find out on 11........10.........09!

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