No Beta or Demo for Modern Warfare 2

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • ale555666
    I prefer this, like you said no stress means better product. Plus people still got the 1st game to keep them busy until then.
  • one-shot
    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.
  • matt87_50
    "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.
  • brendano257
    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
  • hixbot
    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.
  • deltatux
    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?
  • badaxe2
    This game will get goty regardless of how good it really is. That says something right there.
  • drhorrible
    I am disappoint.
  • SchizoFrog
    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!!!
  • one-shot
    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.