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Infinity Ward’s shooter has now surpassed Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in terms of sales and now only has Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training left stopping it becoming the biggest game the country has ever seen.
Modern Warfare 2 is still in the ELSPA charts, sitting at number six even after being on sale for over four months.
[Thanks to MCV]
“There will be no Nazis or zombies in any piece of Modern Warfare 2 downloadable content,” said Bowling, however with the next Call of Duty coming this year from Treyarch, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it rear its head in the new game.
Modern Warfare 2 has been a phenomenal success, there can be no disputing that. In fact, it has been so much of a success that Activision publishing boss Mike Griffith has said that the company has “not planned on repeating the same level of success on this year’s title,” however they still remain “bullish” about it’s success.
[Thanks to GI.biz]
Activision’s ubiquitous FPS has broken yet more records with it’s sales so far the $1 billion mark.
Modern Warfare 2 “exceeded… expectations” according to Activision boss Robert Kotick, hardly surprising considering in its first five days alone it grossed more than blockbuster films like Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Dark Night.
Full PR is after the jump.
It’s that time of year, folks.
The time where we sort the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff and find out which is better: Coke or Pepsi? Daddy or Chips? But in our case, Uncharted 2 or Modern Warfare 2.
These are just two of the game that are in the running for Game of the Year 2009, alongside Batman: Arkham Asylum and Street Fighter IV.
We do have other awards too though, you know. So, let’s not waste any other time, and let’s get cracking. All of the awards are below.
Just one thing though: all of the staff involved in the process, both full-time and freelance, had a clean slate. They were free to pick any game that was on the consoles as their nomination. Basically, you picked Left 4 Dead 2 as a nomination in GOTY, it would also go down as your vote for GOTY. Same for all the other categories.
This could mean you may only see one game completely run away with it in one category, while it becoming very close in others.
It’s being developed by United Front Games, currently on ModNation Racers for the PS3, with Activision publishing once again. The last game in the series was True Crime: Streets of New York. It takes place in Hong Kong (we think).
This might be the game that was once known as Black Lotus. Trailer soon.
No platforms or date yet.
Speaking from his page, Robert Bowling has stated that he expects MW2’s DLC to arrive in the Spring.
DLC is planned fir [sic] the wonderfully vauge timeframe of Spring. I’ll let you know when we know when it’ll be done.
To what the DLC entails was not stated, but keep your eyes peeled for it.
Thanks to TheSixthAxis.
Developer: Infinity Ward
Also on: Playstation 3
Release Date: Tuesday November 10th 2009
Age Rating: BBFC 18
Speaking to GameCentral, Activision has been talking about using a similar subscription model to games like World Of WarCraft for Call Of Duty, claiming that paying for online features is a result of fan demand.
“Our gamers are telling us there’s lots of services and innovation they would like to see that they’re not getting yet,” they said. “There is demand from the core gamers to pay up for that.”
Would you pay to play MW2 online?