Infinity Ward: MW2 Online Will Remain Most Popular In 2010
Although some critics believe the awesome online portion of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 actually surpasses that of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward boss Robert Bowling isn't worried.
Reviews for EA's recent shooters have often stated that the online multiplayer mode is good enough to take MW2 addicts away from their game, but in terms of overall popularity in 2010, Bowling believes BC2 is no threat. He also isn't worried about upcoming FPSs like Medal of Honor and the new Call of Duty; according to CVG, the addition of today's Stimulus Pack DLC has helped solidify MW2's widespread popularity. When asked if any game could knock MW2 off its lofty perch, Bowling replied:
"No. I hope not. I certainly don't see any signs of it. We've been number one since launch and this map pack [Stimulus - released today] is going to bring even more people to playing MW2 and extend their play time. I don't see it slipping any time soon."
As for future competition, Bowling says they won't concern themselves with that; they'll "just focus on providing for our audience who love our brand of game." There's little doubt that millions have enjoyed - and will continue to enjoy - Modern Warfare 2's robust online mode, but perhaps time is the only enemy of Infinity Ward. No game may beat out MW2 in terms of sheer users but over time, everything fades. It's not just the way of the industry; it's the way of life. Sorry to be all depressing.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3/30/2010 10:24:20 AM Ben Dutka