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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Announced

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 32 comments

Not that Call of Duty: World at War wasn’t a respectable sequel, but it wasn’t the real follow up to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was one of the biggest hits of 2007, and surprisingly even surpassed Halo 3 in popularity on Xbox Live; and it just as big of a hit on the PlayStation 3 and PC.

Activision saw fit to have two studios work on pumping out a new Call of Duty game every year, so Infinity Ward and Treyarch would trade off year to year. COD4’s move to ‘modern warfare’ was refreshing and much needed move for the series that was stuck in a genre inundated by World War II scenarios. Treyarch’s 2008 release of Call of Duty: World at War was a good game, but many fans were waiting for the next Modern Warfare entry -- and today we can tell you when it’s coming.

Infinity Ward announced at the Game Developers Conference Choice Awards that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released on November 10, 2009. COD sequel numbering will never be the same again. In fact, early press materials seem to indicate that the series may drop the Call of Duty brand altogether, possibly making this upcoming game called simply Modern Warfare 2.

Not much is known yet about the game, other than we know it’ll be a first-person shooter with a military combat theme. Check out the teaser video here, which is less of a video than it is an audio clip, and give us your theories on settings for the upcoming game.

Modern Warfare 2 will presumably hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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    Efrayim , March 26, 2009 9:06 PM
    HELL YA! I thought COD4 Was one of the greatest games I have ever played! I liked COD WaW Also but I missed the modern Weapons...SO I'm very excited about his WOOT!
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    SneakySnake , March 26, 2009 9:20 PM
    no one saw this announcement coming ;) 
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    flightmare , March 26, 2009 9:28 PM
    Lets hope the linux server will come as fast as it did with CoD4 :) 
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , March 26, 2009 9:35 PM
    I wish someone would go back and make a decent Vietnam FPS with multiplayer.
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    outacontrolpimp , March 26, 2009 9:40 PM
    hopefully you dont get a 4870x2 by november, i hope they come out with something much better. they are talking about new thing that make graphics much more real, i want to see something to power it better
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    curnel_D , March 26, 2009 9:49 PM
    I want some screenshots.
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    Maxor127 , March 26, 2009 9:53 PM
    About time. I hope they make it gory like World at War was too and improve the multiplayer, because honestly, the multiplayer for Call of Duty 4 sucked and could use a lot of refinement.
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    b2dmasternsniper , March 26, 2009 9:56 PM
    ya its called raytracing, presumably it will render graphics 300 times faster than the current "rendering" process. We will play photorealistic games.
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    StupidRabbit , March 26, 2009 10:20 PM
    EfrayimHELL YA! I thought COD4 Was one of the greatest games I have ever played! I liked COD WaW Also but I missed the modern Weapons...SO I'm very excited about his WOOT!

    Thats what I wanted to say!!!!! HELLL YEAAAAAAAA
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    Marcus Yam , March 26, 2009 10:23 PM
    curnel_dI want some screenshots.

    I want screenshots too, man. But even the teaser video for this didn't have anything at all, not even concept art.

    As much as screenshots are great, I hope we'll only get to see a little bit from the game. There's nothing worse than getting tired of a game's look before it's even out.
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    MrBradley , March 26, 2009 11:03 PM
    I honestly disliked CoDWaW for many reasons but Im glad that CoD:MW2 will be coming out soon. I cant wait for an Infinity Ward game.
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    Anonymous , March 26, 2009 11:30 PM
    isn't this old news?

    this was on most major gaming sites (not that everyone goes there)

    but why is TH acting like OMGWTFBBQ MF2 !!!!! WOW

    when its not that
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    Anonymous , March 26, 2009 11:37 PM
    btw its supposed to be mw2... modern warfare 2 but the lack of an edit feature is annoying
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    my_name_is_earl , March 27, 2009 2:54 AM
    I'm totally next in line for this game. Love the first one and it's one of those game I didn't use cheat on single player because I wanted to experience every moment of it. I kinda like game like Farcry 2 and Fallout 3 but those game are just too long and sometime frustrated to play by the rules. No other FPS game offer multiplayer like COD:MW. Well, maybe Halo but MS isn't going to release Halo3 for PC anytime soon and I kinda lost my patience waiting for Halo 2/3 and jump into COD band wagon and didn't regret doing it. However, I missed in-game voice chat that Counter Strike has.
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    Trialsking , March 27, 2009 4:04 AM
    As long as there is more "Death from Above" this game will be great. Every game should have an AC 130 gunship level. I'd love to hit the Tank in L4D with with the 105mm! Forget the molitov!
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    jerreece , March 27, 2009 4:45 AM
    Nice. Looking forward to this one. Would be cool if it wasn't quite as linear as COD4 was. As Trialsking mentioned, I also liked the Death from Above mission. Problem is it was exactly the same every time you played it. But it was kinda fun. :) 

    That 'audio' clip made it sound like COD:MW2 might involve some domestic terrorism. Perhaps an attack on an airport or something.
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    Anonymous , March 27, 2009 8:39 AM
    "Ya its called raytracing, presumably it will render graphics 300 times faster than the current "rendering" process. We will play photorealistic games."

    uhh, no. Raytracing will make games much more realistic, but it requires a lot more processing power. There is even a company releasing a dedicated raytracing card (another Ageia physics scenario?) in order to power it. Your CPU or GPU has to trace millions of light beams bouncing around in real time and that takes power. lots of it.
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    tenor77 , March 27, 2009 12:02 PM
    I downloaded the teaser on XBL and teaser it is. I felt like I was Daredevil or something
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    theuerkorn , March 27, 2009 12:10 PM
    I prefer the historic missions over the propaganda drenched remakes for current times like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Frankly, when playing COD4, I just kept the feeling that there will be a popup anytime with an Army poster and a link to enlist. May just be me, but I rather shoot Germans in WWII ... even if I am actually German as well.
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    bounty , March 27, 2009 2:39 PM
    COD5: Ancient Warfare! no? whatever..... I totally wanna unlock the composite bow and the footed arrow achievement. But that's only for single player. Multiplayer mode should have all weapons available during load out or as items on the field etc.
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