Acti State Why Modern Warfare 2 is Going Back to Call of Duty

COD MW2Pissing us off for the umpteenth time by doing so, Activision decided to bring back the Call of Duty name into Modern Warfare 2. So now, instead of Modern Warfare 2, it is now once again Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. But why did they re-name it (again)?

According to an Acti rep, speaking to Kotaku, it was to signify the game as the first true sequel for the series.

“Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 is the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare,” a spokesperson told Kotaku. “We have focused our attention on Modern Warfare in order to most effectively communicate the fact that this is the first true sequel in the Call of Duty series. Infinity Ward, the original creators of the Call of Duty franchise, has said from the beginning Modern Warfare 2 resides in the Call of Duty universe. This is reflected in the title’s package.”

We’ve reached out to Acti UK for a word or two. Game’s out on Novemer 10th worldwide for the PS3 and Xbox 360.