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No Beta or Demo for Modern Warfare 2

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 17 comments

You were going to preorder it regardless anyway, right?

Were you hoping to be able to spend some time with Modern Warfare 2 before the November 10 launch date? Unless you can find a retailer who has broken street date, you're not going to get any time with the upcoming modern warfare shooter until the intended date.

The official Infinity Ward Twitter replied to a user asking about a demo, saying, "No plan for a Demo before launch. The entire team is focused on polish all the way up to ship of the full game."

Of course, with the success of the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, there really isn't a whole lot of marketing rationale in spending time to make a demo for a title that will surely break some sort of sales record for the 2009.

While those anxious to try the game ASAP will be disappointed, a more focussed and less stressed development team mean a better product. Besides, you need all the time you can get to save for you pennies for the Prestige Edition with night vision goggles.

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    ale555666 , September 29, 2009 10:30 PM
    I prefer this, like you said no stress means better product. Plus people still got the 1st game to keep them busy until then.
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    ale555666 , September 29, 2009 10:30 PM
    I prefer this, like you said no stress means better product. Plus people still got the 1st game to keep them busy until then.
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    one-shot , September 29, 2009 10:42 PM
    MW2 is still a very great game. I still play it competitively on S&D matches. If this game is a lot of the same and then some, it'll be a winner, easily.
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    matt87_50 , September 29, 2009 10:58 PM
    "You were going to preorder it regardless anyway, right?"
    Yes. Yes I was.

    There Isn't a game that I want in the foreseeable future that I am more confident about being good.
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    brendano257 , September 30, 2009 12:03 AM
    Awww....I'm pretty sure I played the demo throught 20+ times...then another 10 with assorted console related funnies XD Damn...I'll have to find something useful to do with my life... :p 
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    hixbot , September 30, 2009 12:10 AM
    There already was a demo, it was called COD 4 Modern Warfare. Seriously, its the same tried and true engine, with the same tried and true net code, with the same amazing multiplayer gameplay. There's nothing to "demo".
    What we get is more maps, more guns, new perks, lots of tweaks, and new multiplayer modes. It's understandable they wanna save that stuff for the release.
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    deltatux , September 30, 2009 12:17 AM
    I think if a demo is really needed, maybe during the months that it is sent to QA and manufacturing, they can quickly cut a small demo like a small level or something?
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    badaxe2 , September 30, 2009 12:37 AM
    This game will get goty regardless of how good it really is. That says something right there.
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    drhorrible , September 30, 2009 3:15 AM
    I am disappoint.
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    SchizoFrog , September 30, 2009 3:44 AM
    This is just reverse marketing... a story about a MW2 Demo would have been looked at with little interest. Those who were interested would have found it, downloaded it and played probably before they even heard about it through the media. However, this announcement of 'No Demo' has everyone talking, and that is what they really want... Buzz Buzz Buzz!!!
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    one-shot , September 30, 2009 4:04 AM
    one-shotMW2 is still a very great game. I still play it competitively on S&D matches. If this game is a lot of the same and then some, it'll be a winner, easily.


    Whoops, I meant COD MW..the first one.
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    koss64 , September 30, 2009 4:34 AM
    So evreyone is still up for paying $60 for a standard edition PC game that is more or less like the first one but with some tweaks here and there?
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    anamaniac , September 30, 2009 6:00 AM
    koss64So evreyone is still up for paying $60 for a standard edition PC game that is more or less like the first one but with some tweaks here and there?

    Sure, I will.
    I've bought COD2, and honestly, I hated it. I shared COD4, and I loved it, so I may as well buy another, and if any, COD6 will be it.
    $60 for something that I'll play 20-50 hours is more than worth it.
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    joshthor , September 30, 2009 7:27 AM
    mw2 is just mw1 + 1. do they really need a demo anyway?
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    eddieroolz , September 30, 2009 7:37 AM
    No demo or beta = lame.

    Not buying it anyway.
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    Titanius , September 30, 2009 12:31 PM
    I am not disappointed that there will be no demo before the release. Demos are icing on the cake and MW2 is still baking in the oven. And yes I preordered it regardless of having access to a demo before it is released. I wanted to make sure I got my hands on the Prestige Edition...and if I'm right, it will be worth it.
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    sidran32 , September 30, 2009 1:05 PM
    CoD4 was the first Call of Duty that I ever really liked. It was absolutely amazing; I still play it on the single player campaign, even though I already beat it. I absolutely can't wait for the sequel, and I know it will be awesome!
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    Regulas , September 30, 2009 11:49 PM
    They must know this will suck. If they think it is good they release a demo to prove it. This will make a good Kiddie Console game.