Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the first title in the franchise to depart from the historical war setting was on overwhelming success for developer Infinity Ward and fans alike on many levels.‚ The short but very intense and epic story, complemented by an addictive and deep multiplayer mode, has earned the game many accolades since its 2007 debut.
Treyarch and Infinity Ward have been trading off development duties for quite some time now, and with Treyarch handling the current chart topper World at War, Infinity Ward has been behind the scenes building the wildly anticipated Modern Warfare sequel and today Activision commented further on the impending release.
According to Kotaku.com Activision CFO Thomas Tippl speaking at the Wedbush Morgan Securities annual meeting said their strategy for “leap-frogging development” between two developers has been paying out with back-to-back blockbusters for them.
“Last year we had probably beaten most expert expectations by growing the Call of Duty franchise over the tremendous success that was the first iteration of Modern Warfare,” he said. “For 2009, Modern Warfare is coming back, we expect it will be the most anticipated game of the year. Perhaps the number one game of the year despite the fact that it’s only going to launch in the holiday season.
“There is no doubt in my mind that it will again raise the bar for the shooter genre.The game is looking incredible and Infinity Ward, the studio that is developing it, is just doing an unbelievable job.”
Call of Duty 4 was unquestionably and deservedly the greatest gaming experience I have played my way through in quite some time.‚ The dual story line, varied nature of levels, and absolutely stunning visuals were executed perfectly and refreshed my view of first person shooters.
No game-play videos or information regarding anything to do with Modern Warfare 2 were announced or shown today, but if they build it, we will buy it.
I’m excited for co-op, one aspect I sorely missed in the original.‚ What are you looking for in Modern Warfare 2? Let us know in the comments.
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